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1846 Rebecca Cole (Pennsylvania-born Physician: Second Female African-American Physician) Rebecca Cole Medicine Noted African Americans
1911 Josef Mengele (German Physician Who Carried Out Horrific Medical Experiments in Nazi Death Camps) NAZI Germany Political & Social Leaders Medicine The Holocaust War Crimes
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1948 C. Vivian Stringer (Pennsylvania-born African-American College Basketball Coach) Vivian Stringer Basketball Coach Noted African Americans
1954 Hollis Stacy (Georgia-born Professional Golfer) Georgia Sports Figures Golf LPGA University of Georgia
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1872 Wanderers Beat Royal Engineers 1-0 in First English Football Assoc. Cup Final England Soccer Historic Firsts Historic UK
1883 Susan Hayhurst Graduates from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy as the First Female American Pharmacist Pennsylvania Education Health Care Professions Women Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1910 Barney Oldfield Establishes New Land Speed Record (131.7mph) at Daytona Beach, Florida Daytona, Florida Barney Oldfield Auto Racing Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1925 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 5,000 in Yunnan, China China Earthquake Death USGS
1946 Reedsville High School (Enrollment of 87 Students) Wins the Wisconsin State Basketball Championship, Beating Eau Claire, 48-39 Reedsville, Wisconsin Education Basketball Wisconsin Historical Society
1952 The First 12-hour Endurance Auto Race Is Run at Sebring, Florida Sebring, Florida Auto Racing Historic Firsts Sebring International Raceway Florida Historical Society
1956 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 136 in Lebanon, Destroys 6,000 Homes Lebanon Earthquake Death USGS
1994 Tonya Harding Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy for Attacking Rival Nancy Kerrigan Figure Skating Crime Law & Legal Resources OregonLive
2001 Annika Sorenstam Scores the First 59 in the History of Women's Professional Golf Swedish Sports Figures Women in Sports Golf Historic Firsts LPGA New York Times

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