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1700 Nathaniel Bliss (English Astronomer, Mathematician) English Scientists & Mathematicians Space and Astronomy Mathematics
1837 John Wesley Hyatt (New York Born Inventor of Celluloid, Pioneer of the Plastics Industry) John Wesley Hyatt Inventors & Inventions Polymers Film
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1784 Gideon Lincecum (Georgia-born Frontier Physician, Naturalist) Georgia Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine Botany Texas State Historical Association
1954 Enrico Fermi (Italian Physicist; 1938 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Enrico Fermi Atomic Bomb World War II 1938 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1659 Christian Huygens Is First to Record Markings on the Face of Mars Christian Huygens Space and Astronomy Mars Historic Firsts NASA
1827 The Southern Portion of the Miami and Erie Canal Opens Miami and Erie Canal Erie Canal Canals Ohio Historical Society Senate
1905 The Freighter Mataafa Wrecks in the Duluth, Minnesota Harbor During a Storm; 9 Crew Members Freeze to Death Duluth, Minnesota Naval History Storms Death Minnesota Historical Society
The ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda Trademark Is Registered Trademarks & Patents Arm & Hammer USPTO
1924 West Virginia Academy of Science Is Organized in Morgantown West Virginia Science Official Website West Virginia State Archives
1960 A "Nor'easter" Produces 20-40' Waves Flooding the Streets in Grand Marais, Minnesota; Washing Thousands of Cords of Pulpwood into Lake Superior. Grand Marais, Minnesota Storms Floods Minnesota Historical Society
1964 NASA Launches Mariner 4 the First Successful Mars Flyby Mission Space Exploration Mars NASA
1965 NASA Launches Explorer 31 to Collect Ionosphere Measurements Space Exploration Earth & Environmental Science NASA
1983 Space Shuttle (STS-9) Carries the First Spacelab Module into Orbit Space Shuttle NASA
1991 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 1 in Western Iran Iran Earthquake Death USGS

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