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DECEMBER 18

1939 Harold Varmus (New York-born 1989 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) New York Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research 1989 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
Sports Figures
1886 Ty Cobb (Georgia-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Ty Cobb Baseball Hall of Fame
1964 "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (Texas-born Professional Wrestler) Steve Austin Wrestling
1971 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (Spanish Professional Tennis Player) Spanish Sports Figures Tennis
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1971 Bobby Jones (Georgia-born Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Bobby Jones World Golf Hall of Fame
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1895 The Anti-Saloon League of America Is Organized at Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Alcoholism American Council on Alcoholism Concordia
1920 Ty Cobb Becomes Manager of the Detroit Tigers Baseball Team Detroit Ty Cobb Baseball Hall of Fame State of Michigan
1930 The University of Wisconsin Fieldhouse Is Dedicated with a 25-12 Basketball Victory over the University of Pennsylvania Wisconsin Education University of Wisconsin University of Pennsylvania Basketball Wisconsin Historical Association
1985 In Minneapolis, Mary Lund Is the First Woman to Receive a Jarvik-7 Artificial Heart Minneapolis, Minnesota Women Medical Research Artificial Hearts Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society

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