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1890 John Charles Rock (Massachusetts-born Gynecologist: Pioneer in Birth Control) Massachusetts Scientists and Mathematicians Medical Research Birth Control Technology and Society
1898 Helen Brooke Taussig (Massachusetts-born Physician: Founder of the Field of Pediatric Cardiology) Helen Brooke Taussig Medical Research Children's Health Care Cardiology
1903 Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt (German Biochemist; 1939 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) German Scientists and Mathematicians Anatomy Medical Research Women's Health 1939 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry Technology and Society
Sports Figures
1899 Suzanne Lenglen (French Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) French Sports Figures Gold Medalist, 1920 Summer Olympics International Tennis Hall of Fame
1910 Jimmy Demaret (Texas-born Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame
Deaths
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1878 The First American Bicycle Race Is Held at Beacon Park in Boston Massachusetts Bicycles Historic Firsts Louisiville Bicycle Club
1890 Seattle Defeats Spokane in the First Professional Baseball Game Played in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Baseball Historic Firsts History Link
1893 The Ohio Anti-Saloon League Is Formed in Oberlin Oberlin,Ohio Drug and Substance Abuse Ohio Historical Society
1935 Reds 2, Phillies 1 in the First Night Baseball Game Ohio Baseball Light Bulb Firsts San Francisco State University New York Times
1987 Al Unser Sr. Wins His Fourth Indianapolis 500 At the Age of 47 New Mexico Sports Figures Auto Racing Indianapolis 500 New York Times
1992 Al Unser Jr. Beats Scott Goodyear by .043 Seconds to Win the Indianapolis 500 New Mexico Sports Figures Auto Racing Indianapolis 500 New York Times

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