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1882 Emma Rochelle Wheeler (Florida-born African-American Physician) Florida Scientists and Mathematicians Medical Profession African-American Scientists and Mathematicians African American Registry
1918 Ruth Sager (Chicago-born Geneticist) Ruth Sager Genetics Cancer
1936 John Stone (Mississippi-born Poet, Physician) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Poetry Medicine Mississippi Writers
Sports Figures
1905 Wally Butts (Georgia-born Coach, Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame University of Georgia
1937 Juan Pizarro (Puerto Rican-born Professional Baseball Player) Puerto Rico Baseball Latin-American Studies
1950 Burt Hooten (Texas-born Professional Baseball Player) Texas Sports Figures Baseball
1953 Dan Quisenberry (California-born Professional Baseball Player) California Sports Figures Baseball
1955 Rolf Benirschke (Massachusetts-born Professional Football Player) Massachusetts Sports Figures Football
1973 Juwan Howard (Chicago-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Chicago Sports Figures Basketball Famous African Americans
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1959 Napoleon Lajoie (Rhode Island-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Rhode Island Baseball Hall of Fame
2002 Arni Cohen (Indiana-born Small Business Owner) Tippecanoe County, Indiana Arni's Pizza
1862 President Lincoln Spends Most of His Day with His Son, Willie, Critically Ill with Typhoid Fever Abraham Lincoln Typhoid Fever Lincoln Papers
1882 John L. Sullivan Knocks Out Paddy Ryan in the Last Major Bare-knuckle Championship Bout John L. Sullivan Boxing Hall of Fame New York Times
1949 Joe DiMaggio is First Athlete to be Paid $100,000/year Joe DiMaggio Baseball Hall of Fame Economics Historic Firsts New York Times
1969 Diane Crump Becomes the First Female Jockey in Thoroughbred Racing at Florida's Hialeah Track Florida Horse Racing American Female Sports Figures Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1976 Speedskater Sheila Young Is First American to Win Three Winter Olympic Medals Detroit Sports Figures Speed Skating 1976 Winter Olympics Historic Firsts National Speedskating Museum
2000 Tiger Woods Wins 6th Consecutive Professional Tournament with Amazing Comeback at Pebble Beach Tiger Woods Golf African-American Sports Figures Asian-American Sports Figures New York Times

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