1933 The USS Ranger (CV-4) was officially launched. It was the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.
1841 French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France. He was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style, notable for his vibrant light and saturated color, most often focusing on people in intimate and candid compositions.
1837 American inventor Thomas Davenport patented the first practical electric motor (U. S. Patent No. 132) as “an application of magnetism and electro-magnetism to propelling machinery.”
1682 Italian anatomist Giovanni Battista Morgagni was born in Forlì, Italy. He is celebrated as the father of the modern anatomical pathology, and was the first to understand and to demonstrate the absolute necessity of basing diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment on an exact and comprehensive knowledge of anatomical conditions.