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FEBRUARY 9

1820 Peter M. Gideon (Ohio-born Horticulturist Who Specialized in Developing Hardy Varieties of Apples) Ohio Scientists and Mathematicians Trees Apples
1883 Garnet Carter (Tennessee-born Inventor of Miniature Golf) Tennessee Business Leaders Inventors & Inventions Golf
1910 Jacques Monod (French 1965 Nobel Laureate for Medicine and Physiology) Jacques Monod Medical Research The Cell 1965 Nobel Laureate for Medicine and Physiology
Sports Figures
1914 Bill Veeck (Chicago-born Baseball Owner, Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Bill Veeck Business & Economics Baseball Hall of Fame
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1895 William G. Morgan Invents the Game of Volleyball at the Holyoke, Massachusetts YMCA Holyoke Massachusetts Volleyball Holyoke YMCA Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
University of Minnesota's School of Agriculture Defeats Hamline University 9 to 3 in the First Intercollegiate Basketball Game Minnesota Basketball Historic Firsts University of Minnesota's School of Agriculture Hamline University Minnesota Historical Society
1900 The Davis Cup for Tennis Is First Put Up for Competition Tennis Historic Firsts Official Website The History Channel
1909 The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Is Incorporated Indianapolis, Indiana Auto Racing Indianapolis Motor Speedway History Channel
1967 6.75 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 98 in Colombia Colombia Earthquake Death USGS
1971 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 65 in San Fernando, California San Fernando, California Earthquake Death San Fernando, California USGS
New Negro Leagues Committee Nominates Satchel Paige for Baseball's Hall of Fame Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Noted African Americans New York Times
1976 Special Negro Leagues Committee Selects Oscar Charleston for Baseball's Hall of Fame Indiana Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Noted African Americans Baseball Library
1983 1981 English Derby Winner Racehorse Shergar Stolen from Stable in Ireland Ireland Horse Racing Crime BBC

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