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DECEMBER 11

1781 David Brewster (Scottish Physicist Who Invented the Kaleidoscope) David Brewster Physics Inventors and Inventions
1819 Jerome Increase Case (New York-born Inventor of the First Steam Engine for Agricultural Use) New York Scientists & Inventors Inventors and Invetions Steam Engine Farming & Agriculture Wisconsin Historical Society
1843 Robert Koch (German-born 1905 Nobel Laureate for Medicine; Discovered the Tuberculosis Bacillus) Robert Koch Tuberculosis 1905 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
1863 Annie Jump Cannon (Delaware-born Astronomer) Delaware Scientists and Mathematicians Space and Astronomy
1882 Max Born (Polish-born 1954 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Max Born Phyiscs 1954 Nobel Laureate for Physics
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1941 Emile Picard (French Mathematician) Emile Picard Algebra
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1844 In Hartford, Connecticut, Nitrous Oxide Is First Used in as a Medical Anesthetic to Extract a Tooth Hartford, Connecticut Medical Research Historic Firsts Puierre Fouchard Academy
1882 Boston's Bijou Theater Opens as the First to be Illuminated with Electric Lights Massachusetts Stage & Theater The Light Bulb Historic First Cinema Treasures
1946 Washington's Green River Valley Floods Washington Flooding History Link
1956 The Dwellings in St. Paul, Minnesota's Swede Hollow Immigrant Neighborhood Are Burned on Order of the City Health Department St. Paul, Minnesota Health Care Immigration Housing Fire Minnesota Historical Society
1964 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Receives the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway Norway Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nobel Foundation Technology and Society
NASA Launches Atlas Centaur 4 Development Rocket Space Exploration NASA
1967 England and Wales Restrict Movement of Farm Animals to Curb Spread of Foot-and-Mouth Disease England Wales Farming and Agriculture Cows Foot and Mouth Disease BBC
A Prototype of the Concorde Jet Is Displayed in Toulouse, France France Aviation History Guardian
1970 NASA Launches NOAA 1 Satellite for Weather Analysis and Forecasting Space Exploration Meteorology NASA
1972 NASA Launches Nimbus 5 Satellite for Collection of Global Meteorological and Geological Data Space Exploration Earth Science Meteorology NASA
1980 President Jimmy Carter Signs Environmental Superfund Bill Jimmy Carter Earth & Environmental Science Court TV
1997 11-day Meeting in Japan Concludes with Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change Japan Kyoto Protocols  National Council for Science and the Environment
1998 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Five and Injures Seven in Kabul, Afghanistan Afghanistan Earthquake Death USGS
Scientists Translate Entire Genetic Code of a Worm DNA Worms CNN
NASA Launches Mars Climate Orbiter Mars Space Exploration NASA
1999 Four Oak Trees Sacred to the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community Are Cut Down for a Minneapolis Highway Minneapolis, Minnesota Native American Heritage Trees Transportation Minnesota Historical Society

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