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1885 Malcolm Campbell (English Holder of World Land and Sea Speed Records) English Sports Figures Auto Racing Boats
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1955 Alexander Fleming (English Bacteriologist Who First Discovered the Drug Penicillin) English Mathematicians and Scientists Medical Research BBC Center for the Study of Technology and Society
2010 Merlin Olsen (Utah-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Utah Sports Figures Pro Football Hall of Fame Little House on the Prairie
1669 Mt. Etna Erupts, Killing 15,000 Sicily Volcanoes Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date Volcano World, North Dakota State University
1850 State Legislature Establishes the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Education Medical Profession Historic Firsts Homéopathe International
1873 St. Luke's Hospital, the Oldest Continuously Operating Hospital in Florida, Opens in Jacksonville with 2 Rooms and 4 Beds Jacksonville, Florida Health Care St. Luke's Hospital Florida Historical Society
1882 Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Is Formed in Princeton, New Jersey New Jersey Sports Intercollegiate Lacross Association
1888 A Blizzard Hits the U.S. Northeastern Seaboard (400 die) Snow Storms Meteorology Death History Channel Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1911 Crawfordsville Defeats Lebanon 24-17 to Win Indiana's First High School Basketball Tournament Indiana Education Education Basketball Historic Firsts IHSAA Indiana Historical Society
1918 The First U.S. Cases of Influenza Pandemic are Reported at Fort Riley, Kansas Kansas Influenza Pandemic of 1918 Historic Firsts Writer's Almanac History Channel
1929 Major Seagraves Establishes a New Automobile Speed Record at Daytona Beach, with a Speed of 223.2 mph in a 450 hp Golden Arrow Daytona Beach, Florida Auto Racing Florida Historical Society
1933 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Causes $40M Property Damage in Southern California, Killing 15 People California Earthquakes Death USGS
1948 Reginald Weir Is the First African-American to Play in a US Lawn Tennis Association National Championship Tennis African-American Sports Figures USTA Historic Firsts African-American Registry
1952 Seattle Voters Defeat a Proposal to Add Fluoride to City Drinking Water Seattle, Washington Elections Water Health Care Fluorine History Link
1954 Positive Results Reported on Tests of Jonas E. Salk's Polio Vaccine Jonas Salk Polio New York Times

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