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Checkers Day Hobbies & Games
1852 William Stewart Halsted (New York City-born Medical Researcher) William Steward Halsted Medical Research Cardiovascular System
1863 Alexandre Yersin (Swiss Bacteriologist) Swiss Mathematicians & Scientists Disease
1880 John Boyd Orr (Scottish Physician; 1949 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Scottish Mathematicians & Scientists Foods and Nutrition 1949 Nobel Laureate for Peace
1915 John C. Sheehan (Michigan-born Inventor of Synthetic Penicillin) Michigan Mathematicians & Scientists Medical Research Inventors Hall of Fame
Sports Figures
1958 Larry Mize(Georgia-born Winner of the 1987 Masters Championship) Georgia Sports Figures Golf The Masters Sports Illustrated
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1939 Sigmund Freud (Austrian Psychologist) Sigmund Freud Psychology
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1897 The Library of the Ramsey County Minnesota Medical Society Is Established by a Donation From Dr. Eduard Boeckmann Ramsey County, Minnesota Medicine Libraries and Reference Resources Minnesota Historical Society
1909 A Luxurious Sanitary Toilet Comfort Station Opens in Seattle, Washington's Pioneer Square Seattle, Washington Health Care History Link
1934 The Detroit Lions Play Their First Game in the NFL Detroit NFL Football Historic Firsts State of Michgan
1951 Britain's King George VI Has Operation to Remove Part of His Lung Great Britain George VI Health Care BBC
1952 Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott for World Heavyweight Championship Rocky Marciano Boxing Hall of Fame New York Times Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1962 Maury Wills Breaks Ty Cobb's Record with 97th Stolen Base Baseball Famous African Americans New York Times
1970 Virginia Slims Professional Tour for Women's Tennis Is Established Women Tennis USA Today
1979 Lou Brock Is Undisputed Stolen Base King with 892nd Career Steal Arkansas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Famous African Americans USA Today
1988 Jose Conseco Is Baseball's First 40-40 Man (homeruns & steals) Baseball Famous Latin Americans New York Times
1992 Manon Rheaume Is First Woman to Play in the NHL Women Hockey Historic Firsts USA Today
2000 British Rower Steve Redgrave Wins Fifth Consecutive Gold Medal at Sydney Olympic Games British Sports Figures Rowing at Sydney Olympic Games BBC

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