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1845 Mary Mahoney (Massachusetts-born Nurse: The First African-American to Graduate from a Nursing School) Mary Mahoney First African-American Graduate Nurse Notable African Americans
Sports Figures
1896 Kitty Godfree (English Tennis Player; Gold Medalist in the 1920 Olympic Games) English Sports Figures International Tennis Hall of Fame 1920 Summer Olympics
1933 Johnny Unitas (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2011 Seve Ballesteros (Spanish Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) Spanish Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame BBC
1840 A Tornado Strikes Natchez, Mississippi, Killing 317 Natchez, Mississippi Tornadoes Death Weather Notebook
1847 The American Medical Association Is Organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Medical Profession American Medical Association New York Times
1863 The Confederate Schooner Sea Lion Is Captured Off of Florida's Gulf Coast Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1864 The U.S.S. Sunflower Captures the Confederate Sloop Neptune As Federal Troops Occupy Tampa, Florida Tampa, Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1887 The West Virginia Legislature Appropriates Funds for the Construction of Spencer State Hospital West Virginia Government Health Care West Virginia State Archives
1890 Portland, Oregon's Forrest Smithson Breaks the World Record for the 50-yard Low Hurdles 5 4/5 Seconds Portland, Oregon Track & Field
1902 Martinique's Mount Pele Erupts Burying the City of Saint Pierre in Minutes and Capsizing 15 Ships in the Harbor Martinique Volcanoes Death History Channel
1976 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Is Worst in Italy's Recorded History, Killing 550+ People, Leaving 80,000 Homeless Italy Earthquake Death BBC
1984 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 3, Injures At Least 100 in Southern Italy. Italy Earthquake Death USGS
1989 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 1 and Destroys 5,300 Houses Along the Burma-China Border Burma China Earthquake Death USGS

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