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1924 Edward Dolan (California-born Children's Author) California Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Science Soccer
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1894 Herb Pennock (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1950 Mark Spitz (California-born Member of the Swimming Hall of Fame) Mark Spitz Swimming Hall of Fame The Olympic Games
1955 Greg Norman (Australian Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Greg Norman Golf Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1912 Joseph Lister (English Scientist) Joseph Lister Medical Research
1877 The American Physiological Society Is Formed in Boston Boston, Massachusetts Medicine American Physiological Society IntelliHealth
1920 Baseball Bans All Pitches Aided by Foreign Substances Baseball Major League Baseball The New York Times
1962 Jim Beatty Runs the First Indoor Four-Minute Mile (3:58.9 in Los Angeles) Los Angeles New York City Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame Historic Firsts Greater Charolette Sports Hall of Fame
1965 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills At least 20 in Northwestern Iran Iran Earthquakes Death Iran
1968 U.S. Figure Skater, Peggy Fleming, Wins Olympic Gold in Grenoble, France Peggy Fleming Figure Skating Hall of Fame The Olympic Games The New York Times
1975 William Julius "Judy" Johnson of the Negro Baseball League Is Elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame Delaware Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures State of Delaware
1992 Bonnie Blair, Is First American Woman to Win Gold Medals in an Event in Consecutive Winter Olympics Bonnie Blair Speed Skating American Women Sports Figures 1992 Winter Olympic Games Historic Firsts The New York Times
1996 IBM Computer Defeats World Chess Champion, Gary Kasparov Gary Kasparov Chess History of Computer Technology IBM Technology and Society

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