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1946 Georges J.F. Köhler (German-born 1984 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) Georges J.F. Köhler Medical Research 1984 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
Sports Figures
1852 Cap Anson (Iowa-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Iowa Sports Figures National Baseball Hall of Fame
1961 Boomer Esiason (New York-born Professional Football Player: 1988 NFL Most Valuable Player) New York Sports Figures Football National Football League
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1947 Jackie Robinson's First Major League Hit Is a Bunt Jackie Robinson Major League Baseball National Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1953 Mickey Mantle Hits the Longest Recorded Home Run in History (565 Feet) Oklahoma Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball National Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1972 Women Are Officially Included in the Boston Marathon for the First Time Boston, Massachusetts Distance Running Women Historic Firsts New York Times

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