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DECEMBER 5

1879 Clyde Cessna (Iowa-born Developer of Cessna Aircraft Corporation) Iowa Scientists and Inventors Aviation History Cessna State Historical Society of Iowa
1895 Elbert Frank Cox (Indiana-born Mathematician, Educator: First African American to Earn a Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics) Indiana Mathematicians & Scientists Educators of Note Mathematics African-American Mathematicians and Scientists African American Registry
1905 Werner Heisenberg (Germany Scientists: 1932 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Werner Heisenberg Physics Quantum Mechanics 1932 Nobel Laureate for Physics
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1848 In His State of the Union Speech, President Polk Triggers Gold Rush Confirming Discovery of Gold in California California Gold Rush President Polk Gold New York Times Learn California
1871 John Muir Publishes "Yosemite Glaciers" in the New York Tribune John Muir Yosemite National Park Journalism Sierra Club
1902 Georgia Law Makes It a Misdemeanor to Sell Cocaine in the State without a Prescription Georgia Law and Legal Resources Illegal Drugs University of Georgia
1932 Albert Einstein Is Granted a Visa Allowing Him to Travel to the United States Nazi Germany Albert Einstein Physics Writer's Almanac
Ford Introduces Its Model C and Its V-8 Engine Automobiles Ford Business History Channel
1950 A 4-day Storm Begins That Will Drop 34.5" of Snow on Duluth. Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota Storms Snow Minnesota Historical Society
1968 European Space Agency Launches HEOS-1 Satellite for Interplanetary Study Space Exploration The Solar System European Space Agency NASA
1974 U.S. Pioneer 11 Planetary Spacecraft Flies by Jupiter Space Exploration Jupiter The Solar System NASA
1997 Epicenter of 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Near Russian Peninsula of Kamchatka Russia Earthquake USGS
1998 Astronauts Attach the ISS Unity Module to the Space Shuttle Endeavour Docking System Space Shuttle International Space Station NASA
2001 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Endeavour on 11-day ISS Mission Space Shuttle International Space Station NASA

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