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DECEMBER 11

1843 Robert Koch (German-born 1905 Nobel Laureate for Medicine; Discovered the Tuberculosis Bacillus) Robert Koch Tuberculosis 1905 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
Sports Figures
1854 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn (New York-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Charles Radbourn Baseball Hall of Fame
1924 Felix "Doc" Blanchard (South Carolina-born 1945 Heisman Trophy Winner) Doc Blanchard Football Hall of Fame 1945 Heisman Trophy Winner
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1844 In Hartford, Connecticut, Nitrous Oxide Is First Used in as a Medical Anesthetic to Extract a Tooth Hartford, Connecticut Medical Research Historic Firsts Puierre Fouchard Academy
1951 Joe DiMaggio Announces His Retirement from Baseball Joe DiMaggio Baseball Hall of Fame Biography.com
1956 The Dwellings in St. Paul, Minnesota's Swede Hollow Immigrant Neighborhood Are Burned on Order of the City Health Department St. Paul, Minnesota Health Care Immigration Housing Fire Minnesota Historical Society
1967 England and Wales Restrict Movement of Farm Animals to Curb Spread of Foot-and-Mouth Disease England Wales Farming and Agriculture Cows Foot and Mouth Disease BBC
1981 Muhammad Ali Loses Final Fight to Trevor Berbick Muhammad Ali Boxing Hall of Fame Famous African-Americans New York Times
1998 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Five and Injures Seven in Kabul, Afghanistan Afghanistan Earthquake Death USGS
1999 Paul Molitor Retires From Baseball Minnesota Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Minnesota Historical Society
2000 Shortstop Alex Rodriguez Signs Most Lucrative Contract in Sports History: $252M with the Texas Rangers New York City Sports Figures Economics & Business Major League Baseball Latin-American Sports Figures New York Times

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