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1898 Howard Walter Florey (Australian Biochemist; 1945 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Howard Walter Florey Biochemistry Medical Research 1945 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
1905 Severo Ochoa (Spanish Biochemist; 1959 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Severo Ochoa Biochemistry Medical Research 1959 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
Sports Figures
1946 "Mean" Joe Greene (Texas-born African-American Member of the Football Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1919 William Harrell Felton (Georgia-born Doctor, Politician, Minister) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Medicine Religion University of Georgia
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1857 The First Sheboygan County Cheese Award Is Won by N.C. Harmon of Lyman, Wisconsin Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Cheese Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1867 In the First Minnesota State Baseball Championship, the St. Paul North Stars Beat the Hastings Vermillion 43-35 Minnesota Sports Figures Baseball Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1886 Dr. Justus Ohage Performs the Nation's First Successful Gall Bladder Surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul St. Paul Minnesota Health Care Human Anatomy & Physiology St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul Minnesota Historical Society
1934 Babe Ruth Retires from Baseball Maryland Sports Figures Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame
1938 California's Don Budge Is the First to Win the Tennis Grand Slam Don Budge Tennis Hall of Fame Historic Firsts New York Times
1955 President Eisenhower Suffers a Heart Attack While On Vacation in Denver Colorado Dwight Eisenhower The American Presidency The Heart New York Times
1957 The Brooklyn Dodgers Play Their Last Game at Ebbetts Field Defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 New York City Baseball New York Historical Society
1960 The U.S. Launches the Enterprise: the First Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Nuclear Weapons Naval History Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1966 Hurricane Inez Causes Mudslides and Floods on the Island of Guadeloupe, Killing 23 People and Nearly Destroying the Island's Banana Crop Guadaloupe Hurricane Death History Channel
1975 Dougal Haston and Doug Scott Are the First Britons to Reach the Summit of Mount Everest British Explorers Mount Everest Mountain Climbing Historic Firsts BBC
1988 Canadian Sprinter Ben Johnson Wins the Olympic 100M Gold Medal That Will Be Returned When He Tests Positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs Canadian Sports Figures 1988 Summer Olympics Performance Enhancing Drugs BBC
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Sets a World Record of 7,291 Points Winning Olympic Gold in the Heptathlon Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1988 Summer Olympics Track and Field Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures New York Times

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