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AUGUST 28

1878 George Hoyt Whipple (New Hampshire-born 1934 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) George Hoyt Whipple Disease 1934 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
1919 Godfrey Hounsfield (English Inventor of the EMI - Computer-assisted Tomography (CAT) Scanner) English Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors and Inventions Medicine Human Anatomy & Physiology Historic UK
1958 Scott Hamilton (Ohio-born Olympic Champion Figure Skater) Scott Hamilton The Olympic Games Figure Skating Hall of Fame
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1922 The First Walker Cup Match Is Held at Southampton, New York Southampton, New York Golf Historic Firsts Official Website USGA
1937 England's Sydney Wooderson Breaks the World Record for the Mile: 4 minutes 6.4 seconds English Sports Figures Track & Field Greenwich Guide
1947 Legendary Spanish Bullfighter Manolete Is Mortally Wounded by a Bull Spanish Sports Figures Sports New York Times
1950 Althea Gibson Is First African American to Compete in U.S. Open Tennis Championships Althea Gibson Tennis Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Sport Illustrated
1972 Mark Spitz Captures 1st of 7 Gold Medals at Munich Olympics Germany The Olympic Games International Swimming Hall of Fame Jewish Virtual Library
1981 England's Sebastian Coe Breaks the World Record for the Mile: 3 minutes 47.33 seconds English Sports Figures Track & Field New York Times
2004 England's Kelly Holmes Wins the 1500m Gold Medal at the Athens Olympics English Sports Figures Track & Field 2004 Summer Olympics BBC

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