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OCTOBER 3

1844 Patrick Manson (Scottish Physician) Scottish Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine
1854 William Crawford Gorgas (Alabama-born Surgeon General of the U.S.; Conquered Yellow Fever in Panama) Alabama Scientists & Mathematicians Yellow Fever
1913 David Pitt (Grenada-born Physician/British Political Leader) Grenada British Political and Social Leaders Health Care African American Registry
Sports Figures
1926 Marques Haynes (Oklahoma-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Oklahoma Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
1951 Dave Winfield (Minnesota-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Dave Winfield African-American Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African American Registry
1954 Dennis Eckersley (California-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1936 John Heisman (Ohio-born Football Coach; Namesake of the Heisman Trophy) John Heisman College Football Hall of Fame The Heisman Trophy
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1918 700 Cases of Flu Reported At the University of Washington Naval Training Station Washington Influenza HistoryLink
1924 Franklin Roosevelt Arrives in Warm Springs, GA Seeking a Cure for His Polio Paralysis Georgia Franklin Roosevelt Polio University of Georgia
1951 Bobby Thomson Hits a HR & The Giants Win the Pennant! Baseball New York Times
1962 The San Francisco Giants Defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers with 4 Runs in the 9th to Win the National League Playoff California Baseball Major League Baseball LearnCalifornia
1974 Frank Robinson Is Selected as the First African-American Manager in Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame African-American History African American Registry
1989 Art Shell Selected as First African-American Head Coach in the NFL Football Hall of Fame African-American History New York Times
1995 O.J. Simpson Is Acquitted of Murder Los Angeles Law and Legal Resources History Channel BBC

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