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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1955 Cy Young (Ohio-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame; Namesake of the Cy Young Award) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of
Fame Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
2010 Sparky Anderson (South Dakota-born Hall of Fame Baseball Manager) South Dakota Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame National Public Radio
1846 Benjamin F. Palmer (NH) Receives First U.S. Patent for an Artificial Leg New Hampshire Scientists & Inventors Human Anatomy Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks USPAT
1854 Florence Nightingale & 38 Nurses Arrive in the Crimea to Treat British Troops Florence Nightingale Heal Care Crimean War Florence Nightingale Museum
1879 Thomas Elkins Patents Refrigeration Apparatus for Chilling or Cooling Food Foods & Nutrition Temperature Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks African American Registry
1918 In Georgia, Persons Quarantined at Camp Gordon Are Released as Fears of the Spanish Influenza Epidemic Subside Georgia Spanish Influenza Epidemic Fort Gordon, Georgia University of Georgia
1959 Ernie Banks Wins His Second Straight National League MVP Award Baseball Hall of Fame Famous African Americans New York Times
1965 Craig Breedlove Shatters Land Speed Record on Utah Salt Flats: 555.49 mph Utah Automobiles History of Technology Historic Firsts History Channel
Lee Ann Breedlove Is the First Woman to Travel Faster Than 300 mph on Land Utah Automobiles Women Historic Firsts History Channel

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