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1578 William Harvey (English Physician, Anatomist Who Explained the Circulation of Blood) William Harvey Medicine Human Anatomy Blood
1755 Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (French Writer, Chef) French Authors Food
1884 Florence Blanchfield (West Virginia-born Nurse; First Woman to be a Fully Ranked Officer of the U.S. Army) West Virginia Military Figures Medical Professions U.S. Army New York Times
1908 Abraham Maslow (New York City-born Psychologist) New York Scientists & Mathematicians Psychology
Sports Figures
1929 Bo Schembechler (Ohio-born Hall of Fame Football Coach at the University of Michigan) Ohio Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame University of Michigan Football
Nell Jackson (Georgia-born African-American Member of the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures USA Track & Field Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1939 Phil Niekro (Ohio-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1950 Charles Richard Drew (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Pioneer in Blood Plasma Research) Washington, D.C. Mathematicians & Scientists Blood Medical Research Famous African Americans
1991 Martha Graham (Pennsylvania-born Dancer, Choreographer) Martha Graham Dance
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1862 Alabama Governor John Gill Shorter Orders a Prohibition on Hard Liquors to Prevent Distillers from Using Food Necessary for the War Alabama Substance Abuse Foods and Nutrition American Civil War Alabama State Archive
1939 The University of Wisconsin Hosts and Wins Its First NCAA Boxing Championship Before a Crowd of 15,000 Wisconsin Sports Figures Boxing Historic Firsts University of Wisconsin NCAA Wisconsin Historical Society
1943 U.S. Meats, Fats, and Cheese Products Are Rationed for the First Time During World War II Foods WWII Florida Historical Society
1946 A Tsunami Created by Alaskan Earthquake Strikes Hilo, Hawaii, Killing More than 170 People Hawaii Alaska Tsunamis & Tidal Waves Earthquake Death History Channel USGS
1957 The BBC's April Fools Documentary on the Spaghetti Crop in Switzerland Draws Mixed Reactions English Media April Fools Spaghetti The BBC
1970 President Nixon Signs Legislation Banning Cigarette Ads on Television and Radio President Richard Nixon Tobacco Television Radio Propaganda Law and Legal Resources History Channel
Bud Selig Leads a Group Which Acquires the Seattle Pilots Franchise, Renaming It the Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee, Wisconsin Seattle, Washington Baseball Business Major League Baseball Wisconsin Historical Society
1972 Major League Baseball Players Call the First General Players' Strike in Sports History Baseball Labor Historic Firsts New York Times
1985 Villanova Beats Georgetown 66-64 to Win the NCAA Basketball Championship Basketball NCAA Villanova Georgetown History Channel New York Times
1987 Speaking to Doctors in Philadelphia, President Ronald Reagan Declares AIDS to be "Public Health Enemy No. 1" Philadelphia, Pennsylvania President Ronald Reagan Health Care AIDS New York Times
1991 Duke Defeats Kansas 72-65 to Win the NCAA Basketball Championship Basketball NCAA Duke Kansas New York Times

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