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United Nations: International Day of Disabled Persons
(Observed annually on December 3 since 1992)
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1833 Carlos Juan Finlay (Cuban physician, Epidemiologist Who Discovered That Certain Mosquitoes Transmit Yellow Fever) Carlos Juan Finlay Medicine Yellow Fever Hispanic Heritage
1842 Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (Massachusetts-born Chemist, Sanitation Engineer, Educator, Home Economist) Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards Earth & Environmental Science Chemistry Foods & Nutrition
Charles Alfred Pillsbury (New Hampshire-born Flour Miller, Food Products Manufacturer; Founder of Minnesota-based Pillsbury Corporation) New Hampshire Business Leaders Minnesota Business Foods and Nutrition Pillsbury
1857 Carl Koller (Czech-American Eye Surgeon Who Discovered the Anesthetic Properties of Cocaine) Czech Scientists and Mathematicians Medical Research Sight
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1922 Tom Fears (California Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame
1965 Katerina Witt (German Member of the Figure Skating Hall of Fame) Katerina Witt Figure Skating 1984 Winter Olympic Games
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1931 The First Alka Seltzer Is Sold Drugs and Medicines Alka Seltzer Historic Firsts
1967 South African Doctor, Christiaan Barnard, Performs the First Successful Human Heart Transplant Christiaan Barnard The Heart Medical Research Historic Firsts History Channel South African History Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1978 Michigan Is the First Industrial State to Enact a Beverage Container Deposit Law Michigan Government Earth and Environmental Sciences Food and Nutrition Tax Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1988 Barry Sanders of Oklahoma State Wins Heisman Trophy Kansas Sports Figures Oklahoma State University Football College Football Hall of Fame 1988 Heisman Trophy Winner New York Times

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