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1701 Anders Celsius (Swedish Astronomer, Inventor of the Celsius Thermometer) Anders Celsius Astronomy Temperature
1834 Charles Taylor (Kentucky-born Physician; Civil War Surgeon in Arkansas) Kentucky Scientists & Mathematicians Arkansas Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Professionals American Civil War Arkansas History Commission
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1703 Most Destructive Hurricane in England's Recorded History Kills Many and Levels Eddystone Lighthouse England Hurricanes Eddystone Lighthouse Death Chambers Book of Days History Channel Greenwich Guide
1837 In Delaware, Trains Begin Service on the Wilmington and Susquehanna Railroad Delaware Railroads State of Delaware
1847 Shipped from Henry County, Iowa, 800 Fruit Trees Arrive in Milwaukie to Start Oregon's First Nursery Henry County, Iowa Milwaukie, Oregon Trees Foods Historic Firsts
1894 Milwaukee's Mildred Lord Patents a Washing Machine Wisconsin Scientists and Inventors Female American Scientists and Inventors Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions USPTO
1912 1/2" of Snow Covers Mount Pleasant, Florida Florida Snow Florida Historical Society
1928 African-American Marjorie Joyner Receives a U.S. Patent for a Hair Wave Machine Virginia Scientists and Inventors Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions African-American Scientists and Inventors African-American Registry USPTO
1945 8.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 4,000 in Ormara, Baluchistan, and Karachi, India India Earthquakes Death USGS
1957 Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru Appeals for Nuclear Disarmament  Jawaharlal Nehru Nuclear War History Channel
1961 British Royal Air Force Begins Airlifting Food to Flood Victims in Somalia Somalia Great Britain Flood Foods and Nutrition BBC
1963 NASA's Atlas Centaur 2 Is First Liquid Hydrogen-fueled Rocket Launched into Space Space Exploration Hydrogen Historic Firsts NASA
1971 NASA's Mars 2 Spacecraft Enters into Orbit Around Mars Mars Space Exploration NASA

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