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FEBRUARY 25

1682 Giovanni Battista Morgagni (Italian "Father of Modern Pathology") Italian Scientists and Mathematicians Disease Writer's Almanac
1861 Mary Elizabeth Bates (Wisconsin-born Surgeon, Children's Rights Advocate) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Medicine Child Advocacy/Children's Rights
1904 Adelle Davis (Indiana-born Nutritionist) Indiana Scientists and Mathematicians Foods & Nutrition Biography.com
Sports Figures
1896 Ida Cox (Georgia-born African-American Blues Singer) Georgia Performing Artists Jazz & Blues African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1918 Barney Ewell (Pennsylvania-born Gold Medalist Sprinter in the 1948 Summer Olympics) Pennsylvania Sports Figures 1948 Summer Olympic Games Penn State
Bobby Riggs (Los Angeles-born Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) Los Angeles Sports Figures Tennis Hall of Fame
1938 Herb Elliott (Australian Track & Field Athlete) Australian Sports Figures Track & Field
1940 Ron Santo (Washington-born Professional Baseball Player, Broadcaster) Washington Sports Figures Baseball
Billy Packer (New York-born Sportscaster) New York Sports Figures Sports Media
1958 Kurt Rambis (California-born Professional Basketball Player) California Sports Figures Basketball
1963 Paul O'Neill (Ohio-born Professional Baseball Player) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1875 Governor James Smith Signs Legislation Creating the Georgia State Board of Health Georgia Government Health Care University of Georgia
1940 The New York Rangers Beat the Montreal Canadians 6-2 in the First Televised Hockey Game Montreal, Canada New York City Television National Hockey League Historic Firsts New York Times
1953 Daniel Thomas McCarty, the 31st Governor of Florida (1953), Suffers a Disabling Heart Attack Florida Political and Social Leaders Health Care Heart Attack Florida Historical Society
1964 In Miami, Florida, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) Knocks Out Sonny Liston for the World Heavyweight Championship Miami, Florida Muhammad Ali Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures History Channel BBC New York Times
1968 In Algeria, a Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake Kills 1 Person, Injures 4 and Destroys 100 Houses at At El Alen Algeria Earthquake Death USGS
1989 Dallas Cowboys Fire Coach Tom Landry After a 29-year Career Texas Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame New York Times
1994 Phil Rizzuto Is Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame New York City Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times

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