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OCTOBER 29

1920 Baruj Benacerraf (Venezuelan Geneticist; 1980 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) Baruj Benacerraf Autoimmune Diseases Genetic Diseases Latin-American Studies 1980 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
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1863 First Meeting of International Red Cross Issues Resolutions for Humanitarian Law Jean Henri Dunant Health Care International Red Cross
1866 The Uppertown Olympics Beat the Lowertown Saxons to Become St. Paul, Minnesota's First City Baseball Champions" St. Paul, Minnesota Baseball Historic Firsts Minnesota State Historical Society
1960 Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) Begins His Professional Boxing Career in Louisville, Kentucky with a Six-Round Decision over Tunney Hunsacker Muhammad Ali Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures Louisville Courier Journal
1971 University of Pennsylvania Researchers Report the Successful Use of Electrical Stimulation to Aid the Healing of Broken Bones Pennsylvania Medical Research Electricity University of Pennsylvania Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1976 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Papua, Indonesia Kills 133 People Indonesia Earthquake Death USGS
1989 Two Earthquakes, 12 Minutes Apart (5.9 & 5.2 Magnitude), Kill 30 and Injure 245 in Algeria Algeria Earthquake Death USGS
1999 A Super-Cyclone Creates High Winds and Tidal Surge That Kill 10,000 People, Leaving 1.5 Million Homeless in East India India Hurricane/Cyclone Tsunami Death BBC

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