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DECEMBER 19

1813 Thomas Andrews (Irish Chemist) Thomas Andrews Chemistry
1852 A.A. (Albert) Michelson (German-born 1907 Nobel Laureate for Physics) German Scientists & Mathematicians Physics 1907 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1903 George Davis Snell (Massachusetts-born 1980 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Massachusetts Scientists & Mathematicians Genetics 1980 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
1944 Richard Leakey (English Anthropologist, Archaeologist) Richard Leakey Kenya Anthropology & Archaeology
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1953 Robert Millikan (Illinois-born 1923 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Robert Millikan Physics The Electron 1923 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1982 Frederick Emmons Terman (Indiana-born Pioneer in anti-Radar Technology) Indiana Scientists & Mathematicians Physics History of Technology Center for Technology and Society
2004 Herbert C. Brown (English-born 1979 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Herbert C. Brown Chemistry Boron 1979 Nobel Laureate for Physics
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1871 Mark Twain Receives First of His Three Patents for Suspenders Mark Twain Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Center for Technology and Society
Albert Jones (New York City) Receives a Patent for Corrugated Paper (Cardboard) New York City Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks
1886 Illinois and Indiana Are Connected with a New Bridge Across the Wabash River at Vincennes Illinois Vincennes, Indiana Wabash River Bridges Indiana Historical Society
1920 A Carnation Holstein Cow Breaks World's Record Producing 37,361 Pounds of Milk in a Year Washington Cows Foods & Nutrition Carnation Historic Firsts History Link
1932 The BBC Initiates Its Shortwave Service British History Radio Historic Firsts BBC
1957 British Airways Initiates Its First London - New York Scheduled Passenger Service Great Britain New York City Aviation History Historic Firsts British Airways
1960 Unmanned U.S. Mercury-Redstone Rocket Achieves Weightlessness for 5m 30s Space Exploration Historic Firsts NASA
1971 NASA Launches Intelsat-4 Communications Satellite Space Exploration History of Technology NASA
1972 Apollo 17 Returns to Earth Ending NASA's Lunar Landing Missions Space Exploration The Moon NASA History Channel
1977 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Destroys Entire Villages in Iran Iran Earthquake Death USGS
1981 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Felt in Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria Greece Turkey Bulgaria Earthquake USGS
1999 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-103) on 8-day Hubble Service Mission Space Shuttle Hubble Telescope NASA
2003 Libya Announces It Will Destroy Its Arsenal of Weapons of Mass Destruction Libya Chemical Weapons BBC

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