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OCTOBER 23

1794 Richard Banks (Georgia Physician, Namesake of Banks County, Georgia) Banks County, Georgia Medicine University of Georgia
Sports Figures
1869 John Heisman (Ohio-born Hall of Fame Football Coach: Namesake of the Heisman Trophy) John Heisman College Football Hall of Fame The Heisman Trophy
1906 Gertrude Ederle (New York City-born Member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame) Gertrude Ederle Swimming The Olympic Games
1935 Chi Chi Rodriguez (Puerto Rican-born Member of the Professional Golf Hall of Fame) Puerto Rican Sports Figures Latin-American Sports Figures Golf Hall of Fame
1940 Pelé (Brazilian Soccer Player) Pelé Soccer
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1900 Walter Reed Presents Results Confirming Mosquito Theory of Yellow Fever Walter Reed Yellow Fever Medical Research Mosquito University of Virginia
1921 Green Bay Packers Played Their First NFL Game, Defeating the Minneapolis Marines 7-6 in Front of 6,000 Fans Green Bay, Wisconsin Minneapolis, Minnesota Football NFL Wisconsin Historical Society
1926 In Its First-Ever Football Game, University of Miami Beats the Rollins College Freshmen Squad 7-0 Florida Sports Figures University of Miami Football Rollins College Florida Historical Society
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Announce the Signing of Jackie Robinson to Play for Their Montreal Farm Team Jackie Robinson African American Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1947 Argentine Physiologist and Czech-American Husband & Wife Researchers Chosen for Nobel Prize in Medicine Argentine Scientists and Mathematicians Czech Scientists and Mathematicians Medical Research 1947 Nobel Laureates for Medicine and Physiology Intellihealth
1952 Selman A. Waksman Selected for Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Selman A. Waksman Tuberculosis 1952 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1968 Bob Beamon Long Jumps World Record 29' 2.5" at Mexico City Olympics Mexico The Olympic Games Bob Beamon Famous African Americans International Track & Field Hall of Fame Historic Firsts
1992 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Two in Morocco Morocco Earthquake Death USGS
1993 Toronto Blue Jays' Joe Carter Is Second Player in History to End a World Series with a Home Run Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times

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