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Japan: Nanakusagayu Day
(New Year's tradition to eat nanakusagayu (rice & 7 herbs) on 1/7)
Japan Foods & Nutrition Shinshu University
1919 Dorothy Lavinia Brown (Pennsylvania-born African-American Surgeon) Pennsylvania Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Professionals African American Scientists & Mathematicians African-American Registry
Sports Figures
1913 Johnny Mize (Georgia-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Official Web Site University of Georgia
1981 Lewis Hamilton (English Race Car Driver; First Black Driver to Win a Formula One Race) English Sports Figures Auto Racing African-American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1873 70 People Die as 75 mph Blizzard Winds and -49 F Temperatures Hit Minnesota Minnesota Snow Wind Temperature Death Minnesota Historical Society
1896 The First Edition of Fannie Farmer's Cookbook Is Published Fannie Farmer Foods & Nutrition Literature Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1927 The Harlem Globetrotters Play Their First Basketball Game in Hinckley, Illinois Hinckley, Ilinois Basketball African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts The Harlem Globetrotters African-American Registry
1962 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 2 in Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Earthquake Death USGS
1992 Tom Seaver Is Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Receiving 98.8% of the Votes California Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1996 Historic Blizzard Paralyzes the Eastern United States: 100+ Die Snow Storms Death New York Times
2002 The Olympic Torch Arrives in Indianapolis and Is Carried Around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Indiana 2002 Olympic Games Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indiana Historical Society

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