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World Rabies Day
(Observed annually on this date since 2008)
Rabies Animals Official Web Site
1789 Richard Bright (English Physician, Pioneer Kidney Expert) English Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine Human Digestive and Urinary Systems Intellihealth
1839 Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (New York-born Temperance Crusader and Women's Suffrage Leader) New York Political and Social Leaders Women Drugs Women's Suffrage Statuary Hall Wisconsin Historical SocietyHHHHHhh
Sports Figures
1887 Avery Brundage (Detroit-born President of the International Olympic Committee: 1952-72) Avery Brundage Olympic Games
1913 Alice Marble (California-born Member of the Tennis Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures Tennis Hall of Fame
1919 Tom Harmon (Indiana-born 1940 Heisman Trophy Winner) Indiana Sports Figures 1940 Heisman Trophy Winner College Football Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1954 George Harrison Shull (Ohio-born Botanist, Geneticist) George Shull Botany Genetics
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1865 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Is First Female Licensed Physician in Britain. Great Britain Medicine Women Historic Firsts
1920 Eight Chicago White Sox Players Are Indicted for "Fixing" the 1919 World's Series Chicago Baseball New York Times
1940 Michigan's Tom Harmon Makes TD Runs of 94, 86, 70 & 7 yds Against Cal Indiana Sports Figures University of Michigan 1940 Heisman Trophy Winner College Football Hall of Fame USA Today
1941 Ted Williams Goes 6-8 in Doubleheader to Finish Season with .406 Average Ted Williams Baseball Hall of Fame USA Today
1955 The Final Baseball Game Is Played in Minneapolis' Nicollet Park Minnespolis, Minnesota Baseball Minnesota Historical Society
1958 40-year-old Ted Williams Goes 2-4 to Win 6th AL Batting Title (.328 average) Ted Williams Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
1988 Orel Hershiser Extends His Consecutive Shutout Innings Record to 59 Baseball USA Today

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