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Ferdinand Magellan discovered his strait today (1520). Also, the USS Constitution was launched (1797), Joseph Aspdin patented Portland cement (1824), Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War (1854), a five-month United Mine Workers strike ended (1904), Rudolph Valentino debuted in George Melford’s The Shriek (1921), Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum opened in New York on the same day President Dwight Eisenhower signed an order transferring Werner von Braun and other German scientists from the U.S. Army to NASA (1959), the Los Angeles Rams’ Fred Dryer became the only player to score two safeties in a single game (1973), and the 17th General Conference on Weights and Measures redefined the meter as the distance traveled by light, in a vacuum, in 1/299,792,458 of a second (1983). And images of the dwarf planet Eris were taken and would later document its discovery by Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz (2003).

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