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1906 Peter Goldmark (Hungarian-American Physicist, Engineer, Inventor) Hungarian Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors & Inventions Space Exploration The Phonograph Television
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1884 Granville T. Woods Receives His First Patent for a Telephone Transmitter Granville T. Woods Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions The Telephone Famous African Americans Cincinnati Public Library
1901 Gillette Patents First Safety Razor with Double-edged Disposable Blade Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Gillette Historic Firsts
1902 Meeting in Washington, D.C., 11 Nations Form the Pan American Health Organization Washington, D.C. Health and Fitness Pan American Health Organization
The First V-8 Engine Is Patented Automobiles Patents and Trademarks Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1934 Pyrex Glass Poured for First 200" Telescope Mirror (Mt. Palomar Observatory) Astronomy Glass Historic Firsts Mount Palomar Observatory
1939 Airliner from Chicago Is First Airplane to Land at New York's LaGuardia Airport New York City Aviation History Historic Firsts New York Times
1942 First Controlled Self-sustaining Nuclear Chain Reaction: University of Chicago Chicago The Manhattan Project Enrico Fermi Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1957 First Consumer Electricity Generated from Nuclear Power (Shippingport, PA) Pennsylvania Nuclear Energy Historic Firsts Federation of American Scientists
1969 First Commercial 747 Jumbo Jet Flight Made from Seattle to New York City Washington State New York City Aviation History Historic Firsts New York Times
1970 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Begins Operation U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Earth & Envionmental Science Environmental Protection Agency New York Times
1971 Unmanned Soviet Spacecraft Mars 3 Lands on Mars Soviet Union Space Exploration Mars
1980 The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act Converts Massive Tracts Across Alaska into National Parks & Wildlife Refuges Alaska Earth and Environmental Science Law National Park Service Alaska Historical Society
1982 First Permanent Artificial Heart Successfully Implanted in Patient Barney Clark The Heart Medical Research History of Technology Historic Firsts New York Times
1988 Cyclone Kills 140,000 People in Bangladesh Bangladesh Hurricanes & Typhoons Death BBC
Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-27) Is Launched for 4-day Department of Defense Mission Space Shuttle NASA
1989 NASA's Solar Max Mission (SMM) Satellite Re-enters the Earth's Atmosphere Space Exploration The Sun NASA
1990 Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-35) Is Launched for 8-day Astronomical Mission Space Shuttle Space & Astronomy NASA
1991 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Leaves 4,500 Homeless in Romania Romania Earthquake USGS
1992 Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-53) Is Launched for 7-day Department of Defense Mission Space Shuttle NASA
1993 Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-61) Is Launched for 11-day Hubble Servicing Mission Space Shuttle Hubble Telescope NASA
1995 The SOHO (Solar & Heliospheric Observatory) Is Launched into Orbit Space Exploration The Sun ESA
1996 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami Strike Kyushu, Japan Japan Earthquake Tsunami USGS
2007 Hurricane Force Winds and Heavy Rains Pound the Pacific Northwest for Two Days, Killing 5, Causing Severe Damage and Flooding Washington Oregon California Storms Wind Flooding Death KGW CNN

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