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OCTOBER 17

1886 Ernest Goodpasture (Tennessee-born Immunologist Credited with Isolating the Mumps Virus) Tennessee Scientists & Mathematicians Mumps Intellihealth
Sports Figures
1946 Bob Seagren (California-born Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures The Olympic Games National Track and Field Hall of Fame
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1889 The Seattle Fire Department Is Created Washington Fire Safety HistoryLink
1918 209 New Cases of Spanish Influenza Are Reported in Atlanta, Georgia Georgia 1918 Flu Pandemic University of Georgia
1966 8.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 125, Injures 3,000 in Peru Peru Earthquake Death USGS
1970 President Richard Nixon Travels to Green Bay, Wisconsin for a Dinner in Honor of Green Bay Packers Quarterback Bart Starr Green Bay, Wisconsin President Richard Nixon The American Presidency Football Hall of Fame Wisconsin Historical Society
1974 The Oakland A's Win Third Straight World Series California Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1975 Rochester, Minnesota Declares an Air Pollution Alert Due to High Carbon Monoxide Levels Rochester, Minnesota Air Quality Organic Chemistry Minnesota Historical Society
1989 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 63 People in the San Francisco Area - $5B Damages San Francisco Earthquakes Death BBC
2000 Goalie Patrick Roy's 448th Win (NHL Record) Ice Hockey Daily Camera
2001 U.S. House of Representatives Closes after 31 People Test Positive for Anthrax Exposure U.S. Congress Disease Terrorism CNN

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