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JANUARY 26

Sports Figures
1935 Bob Uecker (Wisconsin-born Professional Baseball Player; Milwaukee Brewers Broadcaster) Wisconsin Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Wisconsin Historical Society
1961 Wayne Gretsky (Canadian Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame) Canadian Sports Figures Hockey Hall of Fame Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1823 Edward Jenner (English Physician Who Discovered a Vaccine for Small Pox) Edward Jenner Smallpox
1938 Matilde Montoya (Mexico's First Female Doctor) Mexico Medicine Women
1983 Paul "Bear" Bryant (Arkansas-born Coach, Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Arkansas Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
2000 Don Budge (California-born Member of the Tennis Hall of Fame) Don Budge Tennis Hall of Fame
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1531 Earthquake Kills 30,000 in Portugal Portugal Earthquake Death USGS
1700 Magnitude 9 Earthquake Along U.S. Pacific Northwest Coast Triggers Tsunami in Japan Japan Earthquake Tsunami USGS History Link
1838 Tennessee Passes Nation's First Prohibition Law Tennessee Illicit Drugs Law & Legal Resources 18th Amendment Historic Firsts History Channel
1875 George F. Green of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Patents the Electric Dental Drill Michigan Inventors Medicine Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Historic Firsts Merriam-Webster Online
1960 Danny Heater Scores 135 Points Leading Burnsville High School, WV to a 173-43 Victory Basketball West Virginia Archive
1971 Food for the Hungry Is Founded in Glendale, California Glendale, California Community Service Food and Nutrition Food for the Hungry Concordia
1985 Magnitude 6 Earthquake Kills 6 in Argentina Argentina Earthquake Death USGS
1986 Chicago Bears Defeat the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX Football NFL Logo USA Today New York Times
1987 Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake Kills 1 in Algeria Algeria Earthquake Death USGS
1995 Cadbury Schweppes Buys Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up for $1.7 Billion Foods & Nutrition Business & Economics History Channel EconEdLink
2001 Earthquake Kills 20,005 on Indian Subcontinent India Earthquake Death USGS

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