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1977 – The last natural case of smallpox was discovered in Merca district, Somalia. The WHO and the CDC consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox.

1984 – "Baby Fae" receives a heart transplant from a baboon.

1994 – Announcement that Andrew Wiles correctly proved Fermat’s last theorem.


1874 – Martin Lowry, British chemist


1817 – Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist

1943 – Marc Aurel Stein, Hungarian-born archaeologist

1957 – Gerty Cori, Nobel Prize laureate

1989 – Charles J. Pedersen, American chemist and Nobel Prize laureate