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1899 Max Theiler (South African-born 1951 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) South African Scientists & Mathematicians Yellow Fever 1951 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
Sports Figures
1937 Boris Spassky (Russian-born World Chess Champion) Russia Chess
1943 Davey Johnson (Florida-born Professional Baseball Player, Manager) Florida Sports Figures Baseball Florida State Historical Archives
1955 Curtis Strange (Virginia-born Professional Golfer) Virginia Sports Figures Golf
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1892 University of Georgia Beats Mercer 50-0 in the First Intercollegiate Football Game Played in the Deep South Georgia Football Historic Firsts University of Georgia Football Mercer University Athletics University of Georgia
1948 Fifth Winter Olympic Games Open in St. Moritz, Switzerland Switzerland 1948 Winter Olympic Games International Olympic Committee
1957 University of Minnesota Surgeon, C. Walton Lillehei, Makes First Clinical Use of a Heart Pacemaker Minnesota Scientists and Mathematicians The Heart Historic Firsts University of Minnesota Cardiothoracic Surgery Network
1966 New Market, Alabama Experiences Coldest Temperature in the State's Recorded History (-27F) Montgomery, Alabama Temperature Historic Firsts Alabama Archives
1973 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 52 Near Coast of Michoacan, Mexico Mexico Earthquakes Death USGS
1993 Monica Seles Defeats Steffi Graf to Win Her Third Straight Australian Open Yugoslavian Sports Figures Tennis New York Times
1995 National Institutes of Health Announces Drug Treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle Cell Anemia Blood African-American Health National Institutes of Health

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