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JANUARY 21

1815 Horace Wells (Vermont-born Pioneer in the Use of Anesthesia) Vermont Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Professions Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1840 Sophia Jex-Blake (English Physician) English Scientists & Inventors Medical Professions
Sports Figures
1926 Steve Reeves (Montana-born Bodybuilder, Actor) Montana Performing Artists Weightlifting Actors Film Biography.com
1940 Jack Nicklaus (Ohio-born Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Golf Hall of Fame
1955 Peter Fleming (New Jersey-born Professional Tennis Player) New Jersey Sports Figures Tennis
1963 Hakeem Olajuwon (Nigerian Professional Basketball Player) Hakeem Olajuwon Basketball
Detlef Schrempf (German Professional Basketball Player) German Sports Figures Basketball
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1991 Harold "Red" Grange (Illinois-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Illinois Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
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1799 Public Trials Begin of Edward Jenner's Smallpox Vaccination Procedure Edward Jenner Small Pox Historic Firsts London Ancestor
1969 Roy Campanella & Stan Musial Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Roy Campanella Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
1994 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 7 People in Indonesia, Injuring 40 injured and Damaging 550 Houses Indonesia Earthquake Death USGS

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