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1872 Mary Engle Pennington (Tennessee-born Chemist; Food Refrigeration and Preservation Expert) Tennessee Scientists & Mathematicians American Women Scientists & Mathematicians Foods and Nutrition Center for the Study of Science and Technology
1883 Otto Heinrich Warburg (German-born 1931 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) Otto Heinrich Warburg Anatomy Enzymes 1931 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
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1890 Eddie Rickenbacker (Ohio-born World War I Flying Ace, World Record Race Car Driver) Eddie Rickenbacker Automobile Racing Aviation World War I
1932 Ray Reardon (Welsh-born Winner of Six Snooker World Titles Between 1970-1978) Welsh Sport Figures Sports
1938 Fred Stolle (Australian Member of the Tennis Hall of Fame) Australian Sport Figures Tennis Hall of Fame
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1904 Vanderbilt Cup Auto Race Run in Hicksville, New York New York Auto Racing Newsday History Channel
1918 The President of the Atlanta, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Tells Landlords Not to Evict Tenants Infected with Spanish Influenza Atlanta, Georgia 1918 Flu Epidemic Housing University of Georgia
1924 In West Virginia, the Cincinnati Reds Play the McDowell County All-Stars McDowell County, West Virginia Ohio Sports Figures Major League Baseball West Virginia State Archives
1956 Yankee Don Larsen Pitches the Only Perfect Game in World Series History Baseball USA Today New York Times
1958 Dr Åke Senning Implants the First Internal Heart Pacemaker Medical Research The Heart History of Technology Historic Firsts Heart Rythmn Society Canadian Broadcasting 'Corporation
1961 Paul Hornung Scores 33 points for Green Bay" 4 TDs, 6 PATs, 1FG Football USA Today
1984 Atlanta, Braves Knuckleball Pitcher Phil Niekro Wins His 300th Game Atlanta, Georgia Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball University of Georgia
1990 Texas-born E. Donnall Thomas Is Selected for the Nobel Prize in Medicine Texas Scientists & Mathematicians Washington Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research Cells 1990 Nobel Laureate in Medicine HistoryLink

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