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1851 Walter Reed (Virginia-born Pathologist and Bacteriologist: Yellow Fever) Walter Reed Medical Research Yellow Fever
1857 Milton Snavely Hershey (Pennsylvania-born Founder of Hershey Candy Company) Milton Snavely Hershey Chocolate Hershey Candy Company
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1967 Michael Johnson (Texas-born African-American Member of the Track Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Olympic Games African American Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame
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1939 Alabama Legislature Outlaws Open-Range Livestock Grazing Alabama Farming & Agriculture This Week in Alabama History
1953 Bob Trice Is First African American to Play for the Philadelphia Athletics Pennsylvania Baseball African-American Heritage Historic Firsts African American Registry
1969 Alabama's Talladega Speedway Opens Alabama NASCAR Talladega
1989 Fay Vincent Succeeds the Late A. Bartlett Giamatti As Commissioner of Major League Baseball Baseball New York Times

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