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JANUARY 4

1746 Benjamin Rush (Pennsylvania-born Medical Pioneer, Signer of the Declaration of Independence) Benjamin Rush Medicine Declaration of Independence
Sports Figures
1884 Harry Haskell Lew (Massachusetts-born African-American: First African American to Play Professional Basketball) Harry Haskell Lew Basketball African American Sports Figures Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1930 Don Shula (Ohio-born Football Coach: Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Don Shula Professional Football Hall of Fame
1935 Floyd Patterson (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) Floyd Patterson Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1967 Donald Campbell (English Powerboat Racer) Donald Campbell Auto Racing Naval History
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1907 Seattle, Washington's Children's Orthopedic Hospital Is Founded Washington Children's Health Care Child Advocacy History Link
1923 In Wisconsin, Milton College President A.E. Whitford Bans Dancing by Students Wisconsin Education Education Dancing Milton College Preservation Society Wisconsin Historical Society
1945 Ann Curtis First Woman to Win Sullivan Award As Top U.S. Amateur Athlete San Francisco Sports Figures Women Historic Firsts International Swimming Hall of Fame USA Today
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers First Sports Team to Own Its Own Airplane Baseball Major League Baseball Aviation History Historic Firsts USA Today
1967 Donald Campbell Dies As His Speedboat Bluebird Flips At 300 mph British Sports Figures Naval History Death BBC
1970 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 10,000 in China China Earthquakes Death USGS
1990 Former Panamanian Dictator, Manuel Noriega, Arraigned in Miami Manuel Noriega Florida Illegal Drugs Hispanic Heritage <I>New York Times</I>
2003 African-American Head Coaches Compete for First Time in NFL Playoffs Football African-American History Historic Firsts New York Jets

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