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JANUARY 18

1858 Daniel Hale Williams (Pennsylvania-born African-American Physician Who Performed the First Recorded Successful Heart Surgery) Daniel Hale Williams Medicine The Heart African-American Scientists & Mathematicans
Sports Figures
1938 Curt Flood (Texas-born African-American Who Successfully Challenged Professional Baseball's Reserved Clause) Texas Sports Figures Baseball Labor Law & Legal Resources African-American Sports Figures USA Today
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1996 Minnesota Fats (New York City-born Billiards Champion) New York City Sports Figures Games
2008 Bobby Fischer (Chicago-born World Chess Champion) Bobby Fischer Chess
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1887 In Minneapolis, John L. Sullivan Breaks His Arm in the 1st Round, But Continues Boxing Until the Fight Is Called a Tie After 6 Rounds Minneapolis, Minnesota John L. Sullivan International Boxing Hall of Fame Minnesota Historical Society
1896 Chicago Defeats Iowa 15-12 in First Intercollegiate Basketball Game University of Chicago University of Iowa Basketball Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1958 Willie O'Ree Is First Black Man to Play in the National Hockey League Canadian Sports Figures NHL African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts African American Registry The New York Times
1969 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 11 in South Africa South Africa Earthquake Death USGS
1976 Pittsburgh Steelers Defeat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 in Super Bowl X Football NFL Logo USA Today The New York Times
1977 Scientists Identify Bacteria Linked to 1976 Legionnaire Disease Outbreak Pennsylvania Medical Research Loyola University
1982 5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Causes Landslides, Kills 2 in Guatemala Guatemala Earthquake Death USGS
1990 Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry Is Arrested for Drug Possession Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders Crime Illegal Drugs African American Registry The History Channel
1993 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 9,748 in Southern India India Earthquake Death USGS

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