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1811 Elizabeth Blackwell (English Physician; the First Woman to Obtain a Medical Degree in the United States) Elizabeth Blackwell Medicine Education Women
Sports Figures
1940 Fran Tarkenton (Virginia-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Virginia Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame
1945 Bob Griese (Indiana-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Indiana Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1820 John Keats, Age 24, Determines He Has Terminal Tuberculosis John Keats Poetry Tuberculosis The History Channel
1956 Figure Skater Tenley Albright Wins the Gold Medal at the Olympic Games in Cortina, Italy Italy Massachusetts Sports Figures Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1956 Winter Olympics Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1964 Adolph Rupp Wins His 700th Game at the University of Kentucky Kentucky Basketball Hall of Fame University of Kentucky
1980 Rookie Larry Bird Hits the First 3-Point Shot in NBA All-Star Game History Basketball Hall of Fame Historic Firsts NBA
1984 California Woman Gives Birth to the First Child by Embryo Transfer California Medical Research Child Advocacy Historic Firsts Aetna
1988 British Nurses Protest for Better Pay Great Britain Medical Professionals Labor Actions Economics BBC
1989 National League President Bill White Is First African-American to Head a Pro Sports League Florida Sports Figures Major League Baseball African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts New York Times
1998 U.S. Military Jet Causes Cable Car Tragedy in Italian Ski Resort: 20 Die Italy Skiing Air Disasters Death BBC

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