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1807 Joseph Ray (West Virginia-born Author of Math Textbooks) West Virginia Authors Young-adult Authors Mathematics West Virginia State Archive
1844 Karl (Friedrich) Benz (German Engineer, Automotive Pioneer; co-Founder of Mercedes Benz) Karl Benz Automotives Mercedes-Benz
1913 Lewis Thomas (New York-born Physician, Essayist) New York Authors Science Writers Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1885 King Alfonso XII of Spain Spain Tuberculosis
1957 Ernest Oppenheimer (South African Financier, Diamond Mining and Industrial Magnate) South African Business Leaders Business Diamonds South African History
1958 Charles Kettering (Ohio-born Inventor, Industrial Pioneer) Charles Kettering American Scientists & Inventors American Business Leaders
1825 Rensselaer Polytechnic, America's First Engineering College, Opens in Troy, NY New York Education American Scientists & Mathematicians Historic Firsts
1885 By a Margin of Just over 200 Votes, Atlanta and Fulton County Residents Approved a Referendum for Prohibition Atlanta, Georgia Voting Drugs 18th Amendment University of Georgia
1922 Archaeologist Howard Carter Opens First Doorway to the King Tutankhamen Tomb Howard Carter Tomb of King Tutankhamen Archaeology Ashmolean Museum
The Alaska Electric Light & Power Company Installs a 20-watt Radio Broadcast Station at Juneau Juneau, Alaska Electicity Radio Alaska Electric Light & Power Company Alaska Historical Society
1948 Ed Parsons of Astoria, Oregon Transmits the First Television Signal via Cable Astoria, Oregon Inventors & Inventions Television History of Technology Historic Firsts Forbes American Heritage
1950 High Winds, Low Temperatures and Snow Cause 160 Deaths Across the Eastern United States Wind Temperature Snow Death History Channel
1974 Christiaan Barnard Performs the World's First Double Heart Transplant Christiaan Barnard Medical Research Heart Transplants Historic Firsts CBS South African History
1975 Robert S. Ledleyfor Is Granted Patent #3,922,522 for a "Diagnostic X-ray Systems" Known as CAT-Scan Medical Research Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks USPTO
1988 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Does Some Damage in Canada's Québec City Area Quebec, Canada Earthquakes USGS

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