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MAY 11

1946 Robert Jarvik (Michigan-born Inventor of the Jarvik Artificial Heart) Michigan Scientists & Inventors The Artificial Heart Inventors & Inventions
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1986 Fritz Pollard (Chicago-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Chicago Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures
2006 Floyd Patterson (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) Floyd Patterson Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures
1892 15-year-old African-American Jockey, Alonzo Clayton, Rides Azra to 1st Place in the Kentucky Derby Horse Racing African-American Sports Figures The Kentucky Derby African American Registry
1919 Walter Johnson Retires 28 Consecutive Yankees: George Halas Is 0-5 Walter Johnson Baseball Hall of Fame George Halas, Professional Football Hall of Fame ESPN Sports Classic
1953 Tornado Kills 114 People and Damages or Destroys Hundreds of Buildings in Waco, Texas Waco, Texas Tornado Death Waco, Texas Texas State Historical Association
1955 The NBA Approves Transferring the Financially Strapped Milwaukee Hawks to St. Louis Milwaukee, Wisconsin St. Louis, Missouri Basketball National Basketball Association Wisconsin Historical Society
1960 The FDA Makes First Approval of a Contraceptive Drug, Searle's Enovid The Food and Drug Administrations Birth Control/Abortion Drugs and Medicine Historic Firsts PBS
1962 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Four in South-Central Mexico Mexico Earthquake Death USGS
1963 Dodgers Pitcher Sandy Koufax No-hits the Giants California Sandy Koufax, Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Almanac
1972 San Francico Giants Trade Willie Mays to the New York Mets for a Minor League Pitcher and Cash California New York City Willie Mays, Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
1985 52 Soccer Fans Die When Fire Sweeps England's Bradford Stadium England Soccer Fire Safety Death The BBC History Channel
1997 IBM Deep Blue Supercomputer Defeats World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov Garry Kasparov Chess IBM CNN

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