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JANUARY 19

1837 William Keen (Pennsylvania-born Surgeon Who Performed the First Successful Operation on a Brain Tumor in the U.S.) Pennsylvania Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research The Brain
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1969 Junior Seau (California-born Professional Football Player) California Sports Figures Football Professional Football
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1852 Georgia's Governor Signs Act Creating the Georgia Academy for the Bind, Macon Macon, Georgia Education Blindness Official Website University of Georgia
1866 Smallpox Epidemic Causes Atlanta, Georgia to Built a Temporary Hospital Atlanta, Georgia Smallpox University of Georgia
1972 36-year-old Sandy Koufax Youngest Player Ever Elected to Baseball HOF New York City Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1974 Notre Dame Snaps UCLA's 88-game Winning Streak, 71-70 Basketball University of Notre Dame UCLA New York Times
1975 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 42 in Tibet's Kashmir Border Region Tibet Earthquakes Death USGS
1981 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 305 in Indonesia Indonesia Earthquakes Death USGS
1988 Disabled Irish Author, Christopher Nolan, Wins Britain's Whitbread Award Christopher Nolan Special Education BBC
1995 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 5 in Colombia Colombia Earthquakes Death USGS

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