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MAY 5

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International Midwives Day
(Observed annually since May 5, 1991)
Health Care Midwives Alliance of North America
1903 James Beard (Oregon-born Food Writer) Oregon Authors Foods and Nutrition Writer's Almanac Biography.com
Sports Figures
1884 Charles Albert "Chief" Bender (Minnesota-born Native-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Minnesota Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Native-American Sports Figures
1904 Gordon Richards (British Jockey and Racehorse Trainer) British Sports Figures Horse Racing
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1989 Earl Henry "Red" Blaik (Detroit-born Coach; Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Michigan Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
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1832 U.S. Law Includes First Smallpox Vaccinations for Native Americans U.S. Government Native-American Heritage Smallpox Law Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1904 Cy Young Throws the First Perfect Game of Baseball's Modern Era Ohio Sports Figures Cy Young: Baseball Hall of Fame Historic Firsts Baseball Almanac New York Times
1955 Jonas Salk Promotes Polio Vaccine in Great Britain Great Britain Jonas Salk Polio BBC
1973 Secretariat Wins the 99th Kentucky Derby in a Record 1:59 2/5 The Kentucky Derby Horse Racing New York Times New York Times
1978 At 37, Pete Rose Is the Youngest Player to Get 3,000 Hits Pete Rose Baseball ESPN
1986 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 15, Injures 100 and Damages 4,000 Houses in Turkey Turkey Earthquake Death USGS

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