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DECEMBER 15

1860 Niels Ryberg Finsen (Danish-born 1903 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Danish Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine 1903 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
1883 William A. Hinton (Chicago-born Doctor, Professor, and First African-American to Publish an Academic Textbook) Chicago Mathematicians and Scientists Medical Research Famous African Americans African American Registry
Sports Figures
1899 Harold Abrahams (English-born Winner of the 1924 Olympic Gold Medal in the 100m Run) English Sports Figures Track & Field 1924 Summer Olympic Games International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1981 Aubrey Devine (Iowa-born Member of the college Football Hall of Fame) Iowa Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
2010 Bob Feller (Iowa-born Member of the Baseball Football Hall of Fame) Bob Feller Baseball Hall of Fame
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1899 Students Establish a Rowing Club at the University of Washington Washington Rowing University of Washington Rowing History Link
1900 Cincinnati Reds Trade 20-year-old Christy Mathewson to the New York Giants Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame
1903 Italian Italo Marchiony Is Issued U.S. Patent #746,971 for an Ice Cream Cone Mold Italian Scientists and Inventors Inventors and Inventions Foods & Nutrition Patents & Trademarks Ice Screamers

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