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1827 Joseph Lister (English Physician, Scientist) Joseph Lister Medical Research
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1871 Glenn "Pop" Warner (New York-born Coach, Member of the College Football Hall-of-Fame) New York  Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame University of Georgia
1915 John McLendon (Kansas-born African-American Coach, Member of the Basketball Hall-of-Fame) Kansas Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
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1853 Iowa School for the Blind Opens in Iowa City Iowa City, Iowa Education Blindness The Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School Historical Society of Iowa
1881 Patent Granted for a Centrifugal Separator --the Creamer Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Inventors and Inventions Foods U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1885 Fire Destroys the First Hospital in Forth Worth, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Health Care Fire Safety Texas State Historical Society
1909 The Neurological Institute of New York Opens with Alexander H. Candlish, Director New York City Brain and Nervous System Neurological Institute of New York IntelliHealth
1929 A Tornado Kills Three People in Minnesota Minnesota Tornados Death Minnesota Historical Society
1984 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Becomes the Highest-scoring Player in NBA History: 31,421 Career Points  New York Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame  African-American Sports Figures The New York Times
1986 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 16 and Destroys 2,000 Houses in the Cuzco, Peru Area Peru Earthquakes Death USGS
1993 Newly Formed Florida Marlins Baseball Team Plays Its First Game, Defeating the Dodgers 6-3 Miami, Florida Baseball Historic Firsts Major League Baseball Florida Historical Society

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