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1888 Thomas Milton Rivers (Georgia-born Virologist Who Helped Develop the Polio Vaccine) Georgia Scientists & Mathematicians Polio University of Georgia
1899 Macfarlane Burnet (Australian Physician, Virologist; 1960 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Australian Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research 1960 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
Sports Figures
1986 Shaun White (California-born Professional Skateboarder) California Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1970 Vince Lombardi (New York City-born Football Coach; Member of the Football Hall of Fame) Vince Lombardi Football Hall of Fame
1821 Massachusetts General Hospital Admits Its First Patients Massachusetts Medicine Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1823 David Douglas Makes First Recorded Ascent of Cascade Mountains above Columbia River Gorge Washington Mountain Climbing Firsts State of Washington
1928 Scottish Scientist, Alexander Fleming, Discovers That Penicillin Mold Kills Germs Scottish Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research Historic Firsts CNN
Ty Cobb Gets His 4191th and Final Major League Baseball Hit Ty Cobb Baseball Hall of Fame University of Georgia
1930 Hurricane Batters the Dominican Republic, Killing More than 8,000 People Dominican Republic Hurricane Death History Channel
1935 On the Utah Bonneville Salt Flats, England's Malcolm Campbell Is the First person to Break 300 mph on Land English Sports Figures Utah Auto Racing Historic Firsts History Channel New York Times
1964 14-year-old Californian, Leonore Modell, Is Youngest Person to Swim the English Channel Great Britain California Sports Figures Swimming Solo Swims
1968 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 24, Injures 200 and Destroys over 2,000 Houses in Turkey Turkey Earthquake Death USGS
1972 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills More Than 100 and Destroys 1,000+ Homes in Pakistan Pakistan Earthquake Death USGS
1984 Typhoon Batters Philippines, Killing At Least 1,300 People, Injuring Hundreds More Republic of the Philippines Hurricanes & Typhoons Death BBC

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