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1911 Feodor Lynen (German Nobel Laureate for Medicine and Physiology) German Scientists & Mathematicians Foods & Nutrition 1964 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology
Sports Figures
1903 Mickey Cochrane (Massachusetts-born Hall of Fame Baseball Player) Massachusetts Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1908 Ernie Lombardi (California-born Hall of Fame Baseball Player) California Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1953 Janet Lynn (Chicago-born Hall of Fame Figure Skater) Chicago Sports Figures World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1972 Olympic Bronze Medal Winner
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1961 Jules Bordet (Belgian Pioneer in Immunology: 1919 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Beglian Scientists and Mathematicians The Immune System Medical Research 1919 Nobel Laureate for Medcine or Physiology IntelliHealth
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1828 Holland's Casparus van Wooden Patents Chocolate Milk Powder Holland Patents & Trademarks Foods and Nutrition Chocolate
1869 Isaac Hodgson Receives Patent #88,711 for the "Roller Skate" Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions Hobbies USPTO
1893 Andy Bowen and Jack Burke Fight to a Draw in the Longest Fight in History (110 rounds, 7h 19m) New Orleans Boxing Louisiana Secretary of State
1896 First Modern Olympic Games Opens in Athens, Greece Greece The 1896 Summer Olympic Games Historic Firsts History Channel
1900 In Detroit, James J. Jeffries Defeats James Finnegan for Boxing's World Heavyweight Championship Detroit Boxing Hall of Fame Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1909 Robert Peary and Matthew Henson Are First People to Reach the North Pole The North Pole Robert Peary Matthew Henson African-American History Historic Firsts History Channel New York Times
1930 Twinkies Go on Sale for the First Time Foods and Nutrition Business & Economics Twinkies
1936 Tornado Kills 187 in Gainesville, Georgia, Leaving More Than 2,000 Homeless Gainesville, Georgia Tornadoes Death Gainesville, Georgia University of Georgia
1954 Swansons Introduces First TV Dinner (Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Peas) Foods and Nutrition Business & Economics Historic Firsts Swanson Foods (pdf)
1958 Arnold Palmer Wins His First Major Golf Tournament, The Masters Arnold Palmer World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters New York Times
1973 The Yankees Ron Blomberg Is Baseball's First Designated Hitter New York Baseball Historic Firsts Major League Baseball New York Times
1974 The Seattle Mariners Play Their First Baseball Game in Seattle, Losing 7-0 to the California Angels in the Kingdome Seattle, Washington California Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts History Link
1977 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 348 in Iran Iran Earthquake Death USGS
1982 In the Minneapolis, Metrodome's First Professional Baseball Game, the Minnesota Twins Lose to the Seattle Mariners, 11-7 Minneapolis, Minnesota Seattle, Washington Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts MInnesota Historical Society
1988 McDonald's 10,000th Restaurant Opens in Dale City, Virginia Virginia Foods and Nutrition McDonalds

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