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World Malaria Day
(First Declared at the 2000 African Summit on Malaria to be Observed Annually on April 25; Adopted in 2007 as a Global Observation by the World Health Organization)
Malaria Malaria Consortium (pdf)
United States: National DNA Day
(Commemoration of the 2003 Completion of the Human Genome Project and the 1953 Discovery of DNA's Double Helix)
United States National DNA Day National Human Genome Research Institute
Sports Figures
1884 John Henry Lloyd (Florida-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Florida Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African Americans Sports Figures
1932 Meadowlark Lemon (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) North Carolina Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African Americans Sports Figures
1976 Tim Duncan (U.S. Virgin islands-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) U.S. Virgin Islands Basketball Notable African Americans
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1995 Howard Cosell (North Carolina-born Sports Broadcaster) North Carolina Sports Figures Media Sports Television New York Times
1925 Alfieri Maserati's Drives His First Car, Tipo 26, to Victory in His First Race Auto Racing Maserati
1928 American Morris Frank Arrives in Switzerland to Train with First Seeing Eye Dog Blindness Dogs Historic Firsts Seeing Eye, Inc.
1950 Boston Celtics Make Chuck Cooper First African American Drafted into the NBA Basketball African-American History Historic Firsts NBA
1959 Mario Andretti Makes His Racing Debut at Nazareth, Pennsylvania Motor Speedway Pennsylvania Auto Racing Ward's Auto World The History Channel
1961 Ernest Hemingway Is Hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic After Two Attempts at Suicide Ernest Hemingway American Authors Mental Health American Collection
1989 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Near the Coast of Guerrero, Mexico Kills 3 Mexico Earthquake Death USGS

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