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DECEMBER 22

1823 Jean Henri Fabre (French Entomologist) French Scientists and Mathematicians Insects
1876 Gustav Waldemar Elmen (Swedish-born American Electrical Engineer Who Created Permalloy Used to Develop Deep-Sea Telegraph Cables) Swedish Scientists and Mathematicians Inventors and Inventions Telegraph
1887 Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan (Indian Mathematician) Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan Mathematics
1903 Haldan Keffer Hartline (Pennsylvania-born 1967 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Pennsylvania Scientists and Mathematicians Sight 1967 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
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856 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 200,000 in Damghan, Iran Iran Earthquake Deaths USGS
1945 Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound Is Incorporated Washington Health Care Group Health Cooperative History Link
1956 The First Gorilla Is Born in Captivity at the Columbus, Ohio Zoo Columbus, Ohio Gorillas Historic Firsts Columbus Zoo History Channel Ohio Historical Society
1982 The National Wildflower Research Center Opens in Austin, Texas in Honor of Lady Bird Johnson Austin, Texas Lady Bird Johnson Botany National Wildflower Research Center Texas State Historical Association
1983 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 400+ Along the West African Coast Africa Earthquake Deaths USGS

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