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1850 William Welch (Connecticut-born Pathologist, Bacteriologist) Connecticut Scientists & Mathematicians) Medical Reasearch Disease
1869 Harvey Cushing (Ohio-born Surgeon; Pioneer in Neurosurgery Techniques) Ohio Scientists & Mathematicians) Medical Reasearch
1918 Betty Ford (Chicago-born Wife of U.S. President Gerald Ford) Betty Ford President Gerald Ford Substance Abuse
Sports Figures
1912 Sonja Henie (Norwegian-American Member of the International Figure Skating Hall of Fame) Sonja Henie International Figure Skating Hall of Fame The Olympics
1940 John Havlicek (Ohio-born Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
1946 Jim (Catfish) Hunter (North Carolina-born Professional Baseball Player) North Carolina Sports Figures Baseball
1949 Jim Lampley (North Carolina-born Sports Broadcaster) North Carolina Sports Figures Sports Television Journalism
1954 Gary Carter (California-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures Baseball
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1990 Ryan White (Indiana Pioneer Teenage AIDS Victim) Ryan White AIDS
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1864 President Lincoln Signs Charter for Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. President Abraham Lincoln Deafness Education Gallaudet University King County Government, Seattle, Washington
1905 In Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Wins the Lawrence College Invitational, the First High School Basketball Tournament Held in the United States Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Education Basketball Historic Firsts Lawrence University Wisconsin Historical Society
1935 Gene Sarazen Beats Craig Wood in a Playoff to Win the Masters Golf Tournament New York Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated University of Georgia
1956 Jack Burke Jr. Wins the Masters Golf Tournament Texas Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated University of Georgia
1968 Opening Day of the Major League Season Is Postponed Due to the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Baseball Major League Baseball African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1974 Hank Aaron Hits Home Run 715 to Break Babe Ruth's Career Record Hank Aaron Babe Ruth Baseball CNNSI The History Channel New York Times University of Georgia
1990 England's Nick Faldo Wins His Second Consecutive Masters Golf Tournament English Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated University of Georgia
1992 African-American Tennis Great, Arthur Ashe, Announces He Has AIDS Arthur Ashe AIDS International Tennis Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures New York Times
2001 Tiger Woods Wins His Second Masters Championship Defeating David Duval by Two Shots Tiger Woods Golf African-American Sports Figures Asian-American Sports Figures The Masters New York Times University of Georgia
2005 Eric Rudolph Pleads Guilty to the Fatal Bombing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Notorious Floridians 1996 Summer Olympics Terrorism Death The History Channel

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