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1909 Helen Octavia Dickens (Ohio-born African-American Physician) Ohio Scientists and Mathematicians Medicine African Americans Scientists and Mathematicians African American Registry
Sports Figures
1903 Thomas Yawkey (Michigan-born Owner of the Boston Red Sox; Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Michigan Business Leaders Business and Economics Baseball
1958 Alan Trammell (California-born Major League Baseball Player) California Sports Figures Baseball
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1945 Eric Liddell (English Olympic Champion Runner: Subject of Chariots of Fire) English Sports Figures Track and Field Olympics
1999 Gertrude Elion (New York City-born 1988 Nobel Laureate for Physiology and Medicine) Gertrude Elion Medical Research 1988 Nobel Laureate for Physiology and Medicine
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1848 John Quincy Adams Suffers a Stroke in the U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives John Quincy Adams Stroke The History Channel
1866 Lucy Hobbs Is First Woman Graduate from a U.S. Dental School Education Medical Profession Women Historic Firsts New York Times
1887 Hoagland Laboratory Is Incorporated in Brooklyn, N.Y. as the First True Bacteriology Laboratory New York City Medical Research Bacteria Historic Firsts Intellihealth
1905 The National Ski Association is Organized in Ishpeming, Michigan Ishpeming, Michigan Skiing U.S. Ski Association State of Michigan
1931 Alka Seltzer Is Introduced Drugs, Medicines, Supplements Alka-Seltzer Body1.com Historic Firsts
1952 Harvard Senior, Dick Button, Wins His Second Straight Olympic Figure-Skating Gold Medal New Jersey Sports Figures Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1952 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City New York Times
1971 Tornadoes Kill 121 in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee Arkansas Louisiana Mississippi Tennessee Tornadoes Death National Weather Service
1992 California's Kristi Yamaguchi Wins the Olympic Figure-Skating Gold Medal Kristi Yamaguchi Figure Skating 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France Asian-American Sports Figures New York Times
1996 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Four Fishermen Off of Peru's Northeastern Coast Peru Earthquakes Death USGS
2001 Outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Causes Ban of All British Milk, Meat, Livestock Exports Great Britain Cows Foot-and-Mouth Disease BBC
2002 16-year-old New York Figure Skater, Sara Hughes, Is Surprise Gold Medalist at the Winter Olympics New York Sports Figures Figure Skating 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City New York Times

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