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JANUARY 15

1842 Josef Breuer (Austrian Physician, Physiologist) Austrian Scientists and Mathematicians Medical Research
Sports Figures
1975 Mary Pierce (Canadian Professional Tennis Player) Canadian Sports Figures Tennis
1943 Mike Marshall (Pennsylvania-born Professional Baseball Player) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1993 Hank Iba (Missouri-born Basketball Coach: Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Missouri Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
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1852 New York City's Mt Sinai Hospital Is Incorporated as the First Jewish Hospital in the United States New York City Medicine Historic Firsts Mt. Sinai Hospital Concordia
1892 In Springfield, Massachusetts, the Rules of Basketball Are First Published Springfield, Massachusetts Basketball Hall of Fame Historic Firsts The New York Times
1925 Florida's Hialeah Race Track Opens Florida Horse Racing National Park Service Florida Historical Society
1934 8.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 10,700 in Bihar-Nepal, India India Earthquakes Death USGS
1942 President Roosevelt Tells Baseball to Keep Going During World War II to Help Maintain Morale President Franklin Roosevelt Baseball Major League Baseball World War II The New York Times
1944 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 5,000 in Argentina Argentina Earthquakes Death USGS
1967 Green Bay Beats Kansas City 35-10 to Win the First Super Bowl Football The Super Bowl Historic Firsts The New York Times Wisconsin Historical Society
1968 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 216 and Destroys Several Villages in Western Sicily Sicily Earthquakes Death USGS
1975 Space Mountain Opens in Disneyland California Roller Coasters Disney World Trivia
1981 Bob Gibson Is Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame Nebraska Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures The Television News Archive
1993 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 2 and Injures 614 in Japan's Hokkaido Region Japan Earthquakes Death USGS

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