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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
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
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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