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1923 Barbara Jean (Rich) Rinkoff (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Sports Figures
1918 Ernie Harwell (Georgia-born Media Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Ernie Harwell Detroit Sports Figures Radio Baseball Hall of Fame
1924 Lou Groza (Ohio-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Professional Football  Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1348 Earthquake Kills 5,000 in Austria Austria Earthquake Death USGS
1845 Lincoln Joins in Request for Use of Illinois House of Representative for Temperance Meeting Illinois Abraham Lincoln Illicit Drugs Lincoln Logs
1886 A 6-day Bicycle Race Begins in Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Bicycle Racing Minnesota Historical Society
1895 James J. Corbett Knocks Out Charley Mitchell to Retain His Heavyweight Boxing Title San Francisco Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame Florida Historical Society
1930 U.S. Surgeons Demonstrate Latest Techniques at Pan American Medical Association Convention in Panama Panama Medical Research Education Aetna Intellihealth
1932 The Janesville, Wisconsin Council Fails to Pass an Ordinance That Would Permit Dancing on Sunday Janesville, Wisconsin Dancing Lae & Legal Resources Wisconsin Historical Society
1939 8.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 28,000 in Chile Chile Earthquake Death USGS
1945 Grand Rapids City, MI Approves Addition of Fluoride to Drinking Water Michigan Medical Research Fluorine Water Historic Firsts State of Michigan
For $2.8 Million, Dan Topping and Del Webb Buy the New York Yankees New York Yankees Baseball Business & Economics USA Today
1959 Alaska's First Indoor Artificially Heated Swimming Pool Opens in Fairbanks Fairbanks, Alaska Swimming Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1975 7.5 & 7.0 Magnitude Earthquakes (90 Minutes Apart) Kill Only 1 in Taiwan Taiwan Earthquake Death USGS
1981 Laingsburg, South Africa Flood Kills 104 Laingsburg, South Africa Flooding Death South African History
1993 President Clinton Appoints Wife, Hillary, to Head Health-Care Reform Committee President Clinton Hillary Clinton Health Care New York Times
1998 Denver Defeats Green Bay 31-24 in Super Bowl XXXII Football NFL Logo USA Today New York Times
1999 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 1,800+ in Colombia Colombia Earthquake Death BBC USGS
Six Members of the International Olympic Committee Face Bribery Charges The Olympics BBC
2003 Serena Williams Defeats Big Sister, Venus, to Win the Australian Open Tennis Title Serena Williams Venus Williams Tennis African-American Sports Figures New York Times

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