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1712 John Fothergill (English Medical Pioneer) English Scientists and Mathematicians Health Care Professionals African-American Scientists and Mathematicians Technology and Society
1825 Alexander Thomas Augusta (Virginia-born First African American to Head a U.S. Hospital) Virginia Scientists and Mathematicians Health Care Professionals African-American Scientists and Mathematicians African American Registry
1886 Edward Calvin Kendall (Connecticut-born Biochemist: 1950 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine) Connecticut Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research 1950 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
Sports Figures
1922 Carl Furillo (Pennsylvania-born Professional Baseball Player) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball
1953 Jim Rice (South Carolina-born African-American Professional Baseball Player) South Carolina Sports Figures Baseball African-American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1999 Joe DiMaggio (California-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Joe Dimaggio Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
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1936 The First Stock Car Race Is Held at Daytona, Florida Florida Auto Racing Historic Firsts History Channel
1971 Joe Frazier Defeats Muhammad Ali to Remain Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures New York Times
1985 Critically-ill Man Dies After Being Kept Alive for 11 Hours by a Mechanical Heart Artificial Hearts Medical Research IntelliHealth

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