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1850 John Milne (English Seismologist, Geologist; Inventor of the Seismograph) English Scientists & Mathematicians Geology Inventors & Inventions Earthquakes St. Louis University USGS
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1927 The Jazz Singer, the First Full-Length Feature Film with Sound, Debuts at the Blue Mouse Theater in Seattle Seattle, Washington The Jazz Singer Sound Internet Broadway Database HistoryLink
1969 The International Monetary Fund Agrees to Purchase Gold from South Africa South Africa International Monetary Fund Gold South African History
1983 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 26 People and Injures Hundreds Along the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Afghanistan Pakistan Earthquakes Death USGS
1984 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 20 People Along the India-Bangladesh Border Region, Leaving 100 Injured and 10,000 Homeless India Bangladesh Earthquakes Death USGS
1986 Officials Announce Canaries Will Be Replaced with Carbon Monoxide Detectors in British Coal Mines Great Britain Labor Carbon Monoxide Canaries BBC

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