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1865 Edith Cavell (English Nurse Martyred by the Germans in World War I) Edith Cavell Nursing: Medicine World War I
1908 Alfred Day Hershey (Michigan-born Microbiologist: 1969 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) Alfred Day Hershey Genetics Viruses 1969 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1867 The National Grange Is Founded in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Farming & Agriculture The National Grange History Channel
1909 The First Grey Cup Canadian Football Championship Is Held Canada Football Historic Firsts Canadian Football League
1917 English Psychiatrist W.H. Rivers Presents First Report on the Phenomenon of "Shell Shock" English Scientists and Mathematicians Mental Health Psychology World War I Historic Firsts History Channel
1961 England Makes Oral Contraception Available on Its National Health Service England Birth Control and Abortion Law and Legal Resources BBC
1982 University of Georgia Junior Running Back Herschel Walker Is Awarded the Heisman Trophy Georgia Sports Figures Football African-American Sports Figures 1982 Heisman Trophy University of Georgia

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