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JANUARY 2

1871 Tex Rickard (Missouri-born Prize-Fight Promoter) Tex Rickard Boxing
1932 Jean Little (Canadian Children's Author) Canadian Authors Young-Adult Children's Authors Special Needs Education
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1883 Faribault, Minnesota Chief of Police, David J. Shipley, Is Fatally Shot During an Attempted Arrest Faribault, Minnesota Crime Gun Control Death Minnesota Historical Society
1900 Wisconsin's Fond du Lac's Company E Basketball Team Defeats Yale University 27-6 to Claim the National Championship Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Basketball Yale University Basketball Wisconsin Historical Society
1965 New York Jets Sign University of Alabama Quarterback Joe Namath for $400,000 National Football League Joe Namath Economics University of Alabama New York Times
1967 South African Surgeon, Dr Christian Barnard, Performs Second Heart Transplant One Month After His First Christian Barnard Heart Transplants South African History
1971 Fight Among Scottish Soccer Fans Results in 66 Deaths Scotland Soccer Death BBC
1984 University of Miami Defeats Nebraska 31-30 in the Orange Bowl for the National Championship The Orange Bowl University of Miami Football University of Nebraska Football Football New York Times
1987 Penn State Defeats the University of Miami 14-10 in the Fiesta Bowl for the National Championship The Fiesta Bowl Penn State Football University of Miami Football Football New York Times

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