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APRIL 11

1899 Percy L Julian (Alabama-born African-American Chemist) Percy L Julian Chemistry Medical Research Plants Famous African Americans
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1907 New York Giants' Roger Bresnahan Is First Catcher to Wear Shin Guards New York City Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts New York Times
1936 The Detroit Red Wings Win Their First Stanley Cup Defeating Toronto 3-1 Detroit Sports Figures Hockey NHL State of Michigan
1939 U.S. Patent Is Issued for Pentothal, a Surgical Anesthetic, Tranquilizer - "Truth Serum" Patents and Trademarks Medical Research Organic Chemistry Technology and Society
1947 Jackie Robinson Signs a Contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Plays in an Exhibition Game Against the New York Yankees Jackie Robinson Baseball Hall of Fame Historic Firsts African-American Sport Figures Pasadena City College University of  Georgia New York State Historical Society
1948 Savannah-born Claude Harmon Is First Native Georgian to Win the Masters Golf Tournament Georgia  Sports Figures Golf The Masters Historic Firsts Sports Illustrated
1965 Jack Nicklaus Wins His Second Masters Championship with a Record 271 Jack Nicklaus World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated
1966 Emmett Ashford Is Major League Baseball's First African-American Umpire Baseball Major League Baseball Famous African Americans Historic Firsts CNN
Jack Nicklaus Wins His Third Masters Championship Jack Nicklaus World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated
1983 Spain's Seve Ballesteros Wins His Second Masters Championship Spanish Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated
1996 Greg Norman Shoots a Record 63 at the Masters Greg Norman Golf The Masters University of  Georgia
1999 Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal Wins His Second Masters Championship Spanish Sports Figures Golf The Masters Sports Illustrated
2004 Phil Mickelson Wins the Masters Title for His First Major Championship California Sports Figures Golf The Masters University of Georgia

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