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NOVEMBER 24

1911 Bessie Blout Griffin (Virginia-born African-American Physical Therapist, Inventor, Forensic Scientist) Virginia Scientists & Mathematicians Health Care Special Education Inventors and Inventions World War II African-Ameerican Scientists & Mathematicians African American Heritage
1925 Simon van der Meer (Dutch Nuclear Physicist; 1984 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Simon van der Meer Physics Sub-atomic Particles 1984 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1926 Tsung-Dao Lee (Chinese-American Particle Physicist; 1957 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Tsung-Dao Lee Particle Physics 1957 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1931 Jean Harris (Virginia-born African-American Physician, Mayor of Eden Prairie, Minnesota) Virginia Mathematicians and Scientists Eden Prairie, Minnesota Health Care Professions African-Ameerican Political and Social Leaders African American Heritage
1952 Ben Mikaelsen (American Children's Author) Ben Mikaelsen Bears Young-adult Authors
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1859 Darwin's Origin of Species Is Published: All 1,250 Copies Sell on First Day Charles Darwin Origin of Species Evolution History Channel
1874 Joseph Farwell Glidden Receives a Patent for Barbed Wire Inventors and Inventions Patents and Copyrights Ellwood House Museum
1883 Rail Service Between Portland, Oregon and the Eastern United States is Celebrated with a Ceremony in Huntington, Oregon Huntington, Oregon Railroad SalemOregon.com
1903 Clyde J. Coleman Receives First U.S. Patent for Electric Automobile Ignition New York Scientists & Mathematicians Automobiles Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks
1932 FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory Officially Opens in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. FBI History Channel
1976 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Destroys the Town of Muradiye, Turkey: 5,291 Die Turkey Earthquakes Death USGS
1987 U.S. & Soviet Union Agree to Eliminate Short & Medium-range Missiles United States Soviet Union Cold War Arms Control New York Times
1991 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Atlantis on a 6-day Unclassified Defense Department Mission Space Shuttle NASA
1998 America Online Confirms It Is Buying Netscape for $10 billion Internet History Business & Economics Technology History AOL New York Times

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