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1857 Fannie Farmer (Massachusetts-born Author of Fannie Farmer's Cookbook) Fannie Farmer Foods & Nutrition Fannie Farmer Cookbook
1907 Daniel Bovet (Swiss-born 1957 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) Swiss Mathematicians & Scientists Medicine 1957 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
Sports Figures
1784 Tom Molineaux (African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) Maryland Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame Noted African American Sports Figures African American Registry
1921 Donald Malcolm Campbell (English World Speed Record Holder on Land and Water) English Sports Figures Auto Racing
1923 Roger Bannister (English Distance Runner: First Person to Run a 4:00 Minute Mile) Roger Bannister Track & Field Biography.com
1955 Moses Malone (Virginia-born Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Virginia Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame Noted African American Sprts Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1983 Barney Clark (Utah-born First American to Receive an Artificial Heart: Survived for 112 Days) Utah Artificial Heart History of Technology History Channel
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893 Earthquake Kills 150,000 in Ardabil, Iran Iran Earthquakes Death USGS
1913 Five Tornadoes Kill 115 People in Nebraska Nebraska Tornadoes Death History Channel
1957 North Carolina Defeats Kansas 54-53 in 3 OTs to Win National Collegiate Basketball Championship Basketball University of North Carolina University of Kansas New York Times
1981 British Government Takes Measures to Contain Foot-and-Mouth Disease Great Britain Cattle Foot and Mouth Disease BBC
1983 Barney Clark, the World's First Recipient of a Permanent Artificial Heart, Dies in Utah Utah Artificial Hearts History Channel
1984 Michigan's First Test-tube Baby Is Born Michigan Medical Research Child Advocacy Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1994 Wayne Gretzky Breaks Gordie Howe's NHL Career Record with His 802nd Goal Ice Hockey National Hockey League History Channel New York Times
2002 Iowa State Wrestler, Cael Sanderson, Finishes Career as Undefeated 4-time National Champion Iowa Wrestling Iowa State Wrestling New York Times
2010 President Barack Obama Signs Landmark U.S. Healthcare Reform Law President Barack Obama U.S. Health Care Reform Law & Legal Resources

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