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1866 Charles Nicolle (French-born 1928 Nobel Laureate in Medicine & Physiology) French Scientists & Mathematicians Typhus 1928 Nobel Laureate in Medicine & Physiology
Sports Figures
1901 Learie Constantine (Trinidad Cricket Player, Political Leader) Learie Constantine Cricket
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1961 Earle Dickson (Tennessee-born Inventor of the Band-Aid) Tennessee Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Health Care Johnson and Johnson
1998 Florence Griffith Joyner (Los Angeles-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Florence Griffith Joyner Track and Field Hall of Fame The Olympics African-American Sports Figures
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1938 Hurricane Strikes New York & New England: Extensive Damage, 600 Die New York Great New England Hurricane Death History Channel Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1955 Rocky Marciano Finishes Undefeated Career with KO of Archie Moore (49-0) Rocky Marciano Boxing Hall of Fame
1959 U.S. Congress Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to Operate a Food Stamp System Foods & Nutrition Business & Economics U.S. Congress U.S. Department of Agriculture
1970 NFL Monday Night Football Is First Broadcast Television Football The NFL ABC Internet Movie Database
1971 Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey Is Closed New Jersey Rollercoasters Rollercoaster Database
1989 21 Children Drown, 60 Are Injured, in Texas School Bus Accident Texas Safety Death Texas State Historical Association
1999 Powerful Earthquake Strikes Taiwan, At Least 2,400 Die Taiwan Earthquakes Death USGS

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