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1917 Robert Burns Woodward (Massachusetts-born 1965 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) Massachusetts Scientists and Mathematicians Organic Chemistry Medical Research 1965 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
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1936 John Madden (Minnesota-born Football Coach, Sportscaster) Minnesota Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame Television
1938 Don Meredith (Texas-born Football Player, Sportscaster) Texas Sports Figures Football Television
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1633 The First Bananas in England Go on Sale in London London, England Foods and Nutrition Business Historic Firsts Historic UK
1833 First Homeopathic Medical Society, the Hahnemann Society, Is Organized in Philadelphia Pennsylvania Health Care Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1944 Harvard University Researchers Produce the First Synthetic Quinine for Treatment of Malaria Organic Chemistry Malaria Historic Firsts Harvard University IntelliHealth
1947 The Brooklyn Dodgers Purchase the Contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals Jackie Robinson Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Major League Baseball New York Times
1949 Sam Snead Wins the Masters Virginia Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated
1960 Arnold Palmer Wins His Second Masters Title Arnold Palmer World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated
1961 South African Gary Player Is the First non-U.S. Golfer to Win the Masters Gary Player World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated
1968 Fifty-one People Die as Storm Capsizes Ferry in New Zealand's Wellington Harbor New Zealand Storm Naval History Death BBC
1971 U.S. Table Tennis Team Begins One-week Tour of China China The Cold War Table Tennis History Channel
1972 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills over 5,000 in the Iranian State of Fars Iran Earthquakes Death BBC USGS
1975 Lee Elder Is First African-American Golfer to Compete in the Masters Texas Sports Figures Golf African-American Sports Figures New York Times
1977 Tom Watson Wins the Masters Missouri Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated
2005 Tiger Woods Wins His Fourth Masters Championship Tiger Woods Golf African-American Sports Figures Asian-American Sports Figures The Masters

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