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JANUARY 27

Sports Figures
1894 Fritz Pollard (Chicago-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Chicago Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1899 Bibb Falk (Texas-born Baseball Player and Coach at the University of Texas) Texas Sports Figures Baseball University of Texas Baseball Texas State Historical Association
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1945 Elizabeth "Plinky" Toepperwein (Connecticut-born Sharpshooter) Connecticut Sports Figures Sports Texas State Historical Society
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1925 In Alaska, a Dog Team Begins a 9-day Relay to Carry Serum from Nenana to Fight a Diphtheria Epidemic in Nome Alaska Diphtheria Dogsledding Alaska Historical Society
2000 Bill Belichick Is Named Head Coach of the New England Patriots Tennessee Sports Figures Masachusetts Sports Figures Football NFL Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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