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OCTOBER 4

1716 James Lind (Scottish-born Pioneer in Curing Scurvy) Scottish Scientists and Mathematicians Disease Intellihealth
1889 John Kelly (Pennsylvania-born Olympic Rowing Champion) Pennsylvania  Sports Figures Rowing 1920 Antwerp Summer Olympic Games
1910 Frankie Crosetti (San Francisco-born Professional Baseball Player) San Francisco Sports Figures Baseball
1934 Sam Huff (West Virginia-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) West Virginia Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame
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1858 The Alabama School for the Deaf Is Founded in Talladega Alabama Special Needs Education Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Alabama State Archive
1895 First U.S. Open Golf Tournament Is Played at Newport Golf & Country Club, RI Golf Historic Firsts Pinehurst Resort
1898 Doctors First Notice a Smallpox Outbreak in Laredo, Texas Texas Smallpox Texas State Historical Association
1949 Patent for Typhoid Antibiotic Issued to Crooks, Rebstock, Controalis and Bartz Typhus Patents & Trademarks U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
1957 The Brooklyn Dodgers Win Their First World Series New York City Baseball New York Times
1983 Richard Noble Breaks 1-mile Land Speed Record: 633.468 mph Auto Racing Historic Firsts Landspeed.com
2001 Barry Bonds Ties Mark McGwire's Single-season Record with Home Run #70 Baseball African-American Sports Figures New York Times

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