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OCTOBER 12

1885 William Samuel Quinland (Antigua-born African-American Pathologist) Antiguan Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research Anatomy African-American Scientists & Mathematicians Intellihealth
1927 Jean Nidetch (New York City-born Founder of Weight Watchers) Jean Nidetch Foods and Nutrition WeightWatchers
1975 Marion Jones (Los Angeles-born Track and Field Athlete) Los Angeles Sports Figures Track and Field African-American Sports Figures Biography
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1915 Edith Cavell (English Nurse Executed by the German Army - Some Sources Indicate Oct 11) Germany Great Britain Edith Cavell World War I
1965 Paul Hermann Müller (Swiss-born 1948 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) Swiss Scientists & Inventors Medical Research 1948 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
1997 Sonja Henie (Norwegian Olympic Figure Skating Champion) Sonja Henie Figure Skating Olympics
1999 Wilt Chamberlain (Pennsylvania-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Wilt Chamberlain Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures
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1773 The First American Hospital Devoted Exclusively to the Care of the Mentally Ill Opens in Williamsburg, Virginia Williamsburg, Virginia Health Care Mental Health Historic Firsts Eastern State Hospital Virginia Historical Society
1850 Female Medical College of Pennsylvania Opens to 40 Students and 6 Faculty Pennsylvania Medicine Women Historic Firsts Homéopathe International
1875 Scotsman George G. Anderson Is First Person to Scale Yosemite's Half Dome California Yosemite National Park Climbing Historic Firsts Yosemite Online LearnCalifornia
1915 Germans Execute Edith Cavell, an English Nurse Germany Great Britain Edith Cavell World War I Death
1928 First Iron Lung Is Used with Polio Victim at Boston's Children's Hospital Massachusetts Polio The Standard Times Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1929 University of Georgia Dedicates Sanford Stadium with a Win Over Yale University of Georgia Football Yale University Football Football University of Georgia
1967 Cardinals' Bob Gibson's Shutout & HR, Defeat Red Sox in World Series Game 7 Majopr League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame USA Today
1968 XIX Olympiad Opens in Mexico City Mexico 1968 Summer Olympic Games International Olympic Committee
1979 Boston Celtic, Chris Ford, Hits the First 3-pointer in NBA History Baksetball NBA Historic First USA Today
1989 Dallas Cowboys Trade 12 Players, 7 Draft Picks to Minnesota for Herschel Walker Football National Football League University of Georgia
1992 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 541, Injures Thousands in Cairo, Egypt Egypt Earthquake Death USGS
2001 NBC News Staff Exposed to Anthrax from Letter Addressed to Anchor, Tom Brokaw NBC Anthrax Terrorism CNN

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