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1833 Sally Louisa Tompkins (Virginia-born Hospital Administrator; the Only Woman Commissioned a Confederate Military Officer) Virginia Military Figures Medical Professionals American Women in the Military American Civil War Virginia Historical Society
1871 Florence Sabin (Colorado-born Medical Researcher of the Brain and Central Nervous System) Colorado Scientists & Inventors Medical Research Human Anatomy The Brain
Sports Figures
1913 Ted Rhodes (Tennessee-born African-American Golfer) Tennessee Sports Figures Golf African American Sports Figures African American Registry
1923 Alice Coachman Davis (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures African American Registry
1935 Bob Gibson (Nebraska-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Nebraska Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1891 George A. Hormel Launches His Packinghouse in Austin, Minnesota, Operating Out of an Old Creamery Austin, Minnesota Farming and Agrciulture Business Hormel Minnesota Historical Society
1912 Carlisle Indian School, PA (Pop Warner, coach - Jim Thorpe, star) Stuns Army 27-6 Pennsylvania Jim Thorpe Native Americans College Football Hall of Fame NY Times
1948 In Georgia, U.S. Post Office Issues a 3-cent Stamp Honoring Moina Michael Who Championed Selling Poppies to Help Disabled Soldiers Georgia Political and Social Leaders World War II Special Needs Education Community Service U.S. Postal Service University of Georgia
1965 Nate Thurmond Grabs Career-high 42 Rebounds for the Warriors vs. Detroit Ohio Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame NBA USA Today
1996 Ground Is Broken for the Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park Milwaukee, Wisconsin Baseball Milwaukke Brewers Wisconsin Historical Society
2005 The Presidential Medal of Freedom Is Presented to Frank Robinson, Muhammad Ali & Jack Nicklaus President George W. Bush Baseball Hall of Fame Boxing Hall of Fame Golf Hall of Fame CNN

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