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MAY 12

1820 Florence Nightingale (English Humanitarian, Medical Pioneer and Statistician) Florence Nightingale Medicine Statistics Crimean War
1874 Baron Clemens von Pirquet (Austrian Physician; Devised a Skin Test for Tuberculosis) Austrian Scientists and Mathematicians Tuberculosis
Sports Figures
1925 Yogi Berra (Missouri-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Yogi Berra Baseball Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1888 Yale's Charles Sherrill Is First to Use the Crouching Start in Track and Field Track and Field Historic Firsts Yale University City of New Haven
1955 Cubs' Sam Jones Is First African American to Throw a Major League No-hitter Baseball African-American History Historic Firsts African American Registry
1970 Ernie Banks Hits Career Homerun 500 Texas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures New York Times
1971 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Occurs 220 Miles Southwest of Ankara, Turkey Ankara, Turkey Earthquakes Death USGS

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