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NOVEMBER 18

1906 George Wald (Massachusetts-born Biochemist; 1967 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Massachusetts Scientists & Mathematicians Biochemistry Medical Research 1967 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
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1727 Earthquake Centered on Tabriz, Iraq Kills 77,000 Iraq Earthquake Death USGS
1905 Five Lepers Arrive on Penikese Island in Buzzard's Bay, Site of the First and Only Leprosarium in Massachusetts Massachusetts Leprosy Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1929 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami Kill 27 in Newfoundland Canada Earthquake Tsuanmi Death USGS
1966 Sandy Koufax Retires from Baseball New York City Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1967 British Place Ban on Movement of Farm Animals to Curb Foot and Mouth Disease Great Britain Animals Foot and Mouth Disease bbc
1985 University of Washington Surgeons Perform the First Successful Heart Transplant in the Pacific Northwest Washington Health Care Heart Transplants Historic Firsts University of Washington HistoryLink
Joe Theismann Suffers Career-ending Leg Fracture on Monday Night Football Football Health & Fitness New York Times
1988 President Reagan Signs Legislation Creating Cabinet-level Drug Czar Ronald Reagan Illegal Drugs New York Times

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