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MARCH 24

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World Tuberculosis Day
(Commemorates Dr Robert Koch's announcement of the discovery of the cause of tuberculosis: 03/24/1882)
Dr. Robert Koch Tuberculosis U.S. Department of State
1890 John Charles Rock (Massachusetts-born Pioneer in Development and Promotion of Oral Contraceptives) Massachusetts Scientists and Mathematicians Medical Research Technology and Society Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Sports Figures
1976 Peyton Manning (Louisiana-born Professional Football Player) Peyton Manning Professional Football Player
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1874 In Portland, Oregon, Members of the Women's Temperance Prayer League Begin Invading Local Saloons Portland, Oregon Women Religion Substance Abuse SalemOregon.com
1882 Dr. Robert Koch Announces Discovery of the Bacteria Responsible for Tuberculosis Dr. Robert Koch Tuberculosis U.S. Department of State The New York Times IntelliHealth
1888 The Nation's Oldest Athletic Conference, the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Is Founded Michigan Sports Historic Firsts MIAA
1917 Detroit Northwestern Wins Michigan's First Boys Basketball State Championship Detroit, Michigan Basketball Historic Firsts Detroit Northwestern Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1923 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 5,000 in China China Earthquakes Death USGS
1936 The Detroit Red Wings Win the Longest Stanley Cup Game in History Detroit, Michigan Hockey NHL State of Michigan
1962 Emile Griffith Kills Benny Paret in a World Welterweight Boxing Championship Fight Boxing Hall of Fame Death New York Times
1999 The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the Rights of Minnesota's Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe to Fish and Hunt on Ceded Lands without State Regulation Minnesota U.S. Supreme Court Ojibwe Hunting & Fishing Law Minnesota Historical Society

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