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1841 Theodor Kocher (Swiss-born 1909 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Theodor Kocher The Thyroid Gland Medical Research 1909 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
1916 Frederick Chapman Robbins (Alabama-born 1954 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Frederick Chapman Robbins Botany Polio 1954 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
1927 Althea Gibson (South Carolina-born African American Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) Althea Gibson Notable African Americans International Tennis Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1988 Art Rooney (Pennsylvania-born Owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers) Pittsburgh Football Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers
1886 Black Physicians Form the Lone Star State Medical, Dental & Pharmaceutical Association Texas Scienitsts and Mathematicians Medicine African American History Texas State Historical Association
1908 Martha Franklin Founds National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses Health Care Professions African American History African American Registry
1920 Ethelda Bleibtrey First American Woman to Win Olympic Gold for Swimming International Swimming Hall of Fame The 1920 Summer Olympic Games USA Today
1952 Virgil Trucks Is 3rd Pitcher to Throw Two No-Hitters in Same MLB Season Baseball USA Today
1985 Dwight Gooden Is Youngest 20-game Winner in MLB History: 20y 9m 9d Florida Sports Figures Baseball African-American History USA Today
1991 Carl Lewis Sets World 100m Record in Tokyo: 9.86s Japan Alabama Sports Figures National Track and Field Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures International Assocation of Athletics Federations
1996 Tiger Woods Wins 3rd Consecutive U.S. Amateur Golf Championship Tiger Woods Golf Notable African Americans GolfWeb
1997 Tobacco Industry Agrees to $11.3 billion Settlement with the State of Florida Florida Tobacco and Smoking Law and Legal Resources Health and Fitness Business and Economics PBS

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