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JANUARY 6

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National Bean Day
(Commemorates the ancient tradition of placing a bean in the Epiphany cake)
Food and Nutrition Food Reference
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1937 Lou Holtz (West Virginia-born Football Coach) Lou Holtz Football
1957 Nancy Lopez (California-born Latin-American Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Nancy Lopez Golf Hall of Fame Latin-Mexican American Studies
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1852 Louis Braille (French Educator; Inventor of the Braille Decoding system for the Blind) Louis Braille Blindness Inventors and Inventions
1929 George "Tex" Rickard (Missouri-born Boxing Promoter) George International Boxing Hall of Fame
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1925 Finland's Paavo Nurmi Sets World Indoor Records for 5000m and the Mile, One Hour Apart Finnish Sports Figures Track and Field History Channel
1948 Edith De Voe Sworn In As First African-American Member of the Regular Navy Nurse Corps American Military Leaders Health Care Professionals African American Military Leaders Women Historic Firsts African American Registry
1976 Ted Turner Buys the Atlanta Braves from the Atlanta LaSalle Corp for $11M Ted Turner Major League Baseball Baseball Business & Corporations University of Georgia
1994 Attacker Clubs the Knee of Olympic Ice Skating Hopeful Nancy Kerrigan Nancy Kerrigan Ice Skating Crime 1994 Winter Olympics Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1997 Knuckleball Pitcher Phil Niekro Is Elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame University of Georgia

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