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1920 Denton Cooley (Texas-born Heart Surgeon) Texas Scientists & Mathematicians The Heart Health Care Professionals
1939 Carl Yastrzemski (New York-born Hall of Fame Baseball Player) Carl Yastrzemski Baseball
1956 Paul Molitor (Minnesota-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Minnesota Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Wisconsin Historic Society
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1851 The Schooner America Wins First America's Cup Sailing History Channel
1864 Treaty of Geneva Adopts the Red Cross as the International Symbol for Medical Assistance The International Red Cross The Nobel Foundation
1965 San Francisco Giants' Pitcher Juan Marichal Hits Los Angeles Dodger's Catcher John Roseboro with a Bat California Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1972 Rhodesia Is Refused Admittance to the Munich Olympic Games Zimbabwe 1972 Munich Oilympic Games BBC
1977 Texas A & M University Opens College of Medicine Texas Education Education Medicine Texas A&M Medical School Texas State Historical Association
1989 Nolan Ryan Is the First Pitcher to Record 5000 Strikeouts Nolan Ryan Baseball Hall of Fame History Channel