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1840 Father Damien (Belgian Missionary to Hawaiian lepers) Father Damien Hawaii Leprosy
Sports Figures
1923 Hank Stram (Chicago-born Football Coach: Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Hank Stram Professional Football Hall of Fame
1939 Bobby Hull (Canadian Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame) Bobby Hull Hockey Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1871 Henry Bradley of Binghamton, NY Is Issued Patent 110,626 for Oleomargarine New York Scientists & Inventors Foods & Nutritions Lemoyne College
1888 Marvin Stone Patents the Paraffin-covered Paper Drinking Straw Patents and Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Foods & Nutrition Technology and Society
1911 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 450 in Central Asia Earthquakes Death USGS
1938 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt Establishes March of Dimes to Fight Polio March of Dimes President Franklin Roosevelt Polio Historic Firsts New York Times
2003 At the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona, Ohio State Defeats Miami 31-24 in Double Overtime to Win the National Championship Arizona Football Ohio State University University of Miami Fiesta Bowl ESPN

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