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Selected anniversaries in December

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  • 1571 - Birth of Metius (Adriaan Adriaanszoon), Dutch mathematician and astronomer (d. 1635)


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December 13:
  • 1962 - NASA "Relay 1" launch, first active repeater communications satellite in orbit


December 14:
  • 1782 - The Montgolfier brothers first balloon lifts on its first test flight


December 15:
  • 1913 - Birth of Roger Gaudry, French Canadian chemist, businessman and corporate director (d. 2001)


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December 19:
  • 1814 - Death of Joseph Bramah, Inventor and Locksmith, notably invented the beer pump


December 20:
  • 1917 - Birth of David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (d. 1992)


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