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United Nations: World Health Day
(In commemoration of the opening of the World Health Organization: 04/07/1948)
Health Care and Fitness United Nations' World Health Organization
1860 W. K. Kellogg (Michigan-born Founder of Kellogg Cereals, Inventor of the Corn Flake) W.K. Kellogg Inventors and Inventions Food and Nutrition Business
Sports Figures
1859 Walter Camp (Connecticut-born Member of the Football Hall of Fame: Father of Modern Football) Walter Camp Father of American Football Football Hall of Fame
1873 John McGraw (New York-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame: Major League Manager) New York Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1893 Benny Leonard (New York City-born American Lightweight Boxing Champion: 1917-1925) New York City Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame
1954 Tony Dorsett (African-American Member of the Pro and College Football Halls of Fame, Born in Pennsylvania) Pennyslvania Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures 1976 Heisman Trophy Winner Football Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1931 Seals Stadium Opens and for 26 Years Will Serve as the Home Field for the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League San Francisco Sports Figures Baseball Architecture Learn California
1932 Gene Sarazen's Double Eagle Propels Him to Eventual Victory in The Masters New York Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters New York Times
1943 The NFL Mandates Players Must Wear Helmets Football The NFL New York Times
1948 United Nation's World Health Organization Begins Operation Health Care World Health Organization IntelliHealth
1968 World Auto Racing Champion, Jim Clark, Is Killed at the Hockenheim Race Course Scottish Sports Figures Auto Racing Death BBC
1970 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 15 on the Philippines Island of Luzon Republic of the Philippines Earthquake Death USGS
In Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Brewers Play Their First Game Against the California Angels in Front of 37,237 Fans at County Stadium Milwaukee, Wisconsin California Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1995 The Peach Is Designated as the Official Fruit of the State of Georgia State of Georgia Foods and Nutrition Georgia
1999 The World Trade Organization (WTO) Rules in Favor of U.S. in Banana Trade Dispute with Europe European History International Trade Law Foods and Nutrition BBC

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