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9/14 Giovanni Cassini, an Italian-French astronomer, died on this date in 1712 Details
9/16 7.8 Magnitude earthquake strikes Tabas, Iran in 1978 Details
9/17 Antony van Leeuwenhoek discovered bacteria on this date in 1683