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1814 James Paget (English Physician Who Discovered the Parasite That Causes Trichinosis) James Paget Health Care
1924 Roger Guillemin (French-born 1977 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine) Roger Guillemin Medical Research 1977 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
Sports Figures
1896 Paddy Driscoll (Illinois-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Paddy Driscoll College Football Hall of Fame
1952 Ben Crenshaw (Texas-born Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) Ben Crenshaw World Golf Hall of Fame
1963 Tracy Caulkins (Minnesota-born Member of the Swimming Hall of Fame) Tracy Caulkins Swimming Hall of Fame 1984 Summer Olympics
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2008 Edmund Hillary (New Zealand Explorer; First Man to Climb Mount Everest) Edmund Hillary Mount Climbing Mt. Everest
1693 60,000 Die in Sicilian Earthquake Sicily Earthquakes Deaths USGS
1955 The Antibiotic Tetracycline Is Patented Patents & Trademarks Medical Research U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
1962 Avalanche Engulfs Nine Peruvian Villages, Killing Four Thousand Peru Avalanches Death BBC
1964 U.S. Surgeon General Issues First Government Report on the Health Hazards of Smoking U.S. Surgeon General Tobacco Historic Firsts New York Times
Oklahoma Football Coach, Bud Wilkinson, Resigns after 17 Seasons Oklahoma College Football Hall of Fame Oklahoma Football
1965 African-American Football Players Boycott AFL All-Star Game in New Orleans New Orleans Football African-American History African American Registry
1973 Baseball's American League Adopts the Designated Hitter Rule Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1997 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills One Person in Michoacan, Mexico Mexico Earthquakes Deaths USGS

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