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DECEMBER 13

1780 Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (German Chemist) Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner Chemistry The Periodic Table of Elements
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1934 Thomas Watson (Massachusetts-born Associate of Alexander Graham Bell: "Watson, Come here. I need you/") Alexander Graham Bell Massachusetts Scientists & Inventors Telephone Inventors & Inventions
2009 Paul Samuelson (Indiana-born 1970 Nobel Laureate for Economics) Paul Samuelson Economists 1970 Nobel Laureate for Economics
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1882 The Northwestern Telephone Exchange Begins Operating in Faribault, Minnesota with 40 Customers Faribault, Minnesota Telephone Minnesota Historical Society
1935 Bonnet Carre Spillway Is Dedicated as Part of the Mississippi Flood Control Project Lousiana Mississippi Flooding U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Philip Neri School
1957 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 1,130 in Iran Iran Earthquakes Death USGS
1958 U.S. Launches Bioflight 1 with a Live Squirrel Monkey to Monitor Body Sensors Space Exploration Primates NASA
1962 NASA Launches Relay 1 Communications Satellite with Radiation Experiments Space Exploration Communications Technology Radiation NASA
1967 NASA Launches Pioneer 8 Solar-orbiting Satellite for Measuring Interplanetary Phenomena Space Exploration Solar System NASA
NASA Launches TETR 1 Satellite to Provide Training to Apollo Ground Stations Space Exploration Moon Exploration NASA
1982 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 2,800 in Yemen, Saudi Arabia Yemen Saudi Arabia Earthquakes Death USGS
1998 The International Space Station Is Detached and Allowed to Orbit On Its Own for the First Time International Space Station Historic Firsts NASA
2001 President Bush Announces the U.S. Will No Longer Honor 1972 Missile Treaty with Russia Russia George W. Bush Nuclear Weapons PBS

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