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FEBRUARY 12

1585 Caspar Bartholin (Danish Physician; Pioneer in Human Anatomy) Danish Scientists & Mathematicians Human Anatomy
Sports Figures
1843 John Graham Chambers (English Sportsman Responsible for Many Rules for Athletic Competitions; Marquis of Queensberry Rules for Boxing) English Sports Figures Sports
1917 Dom DiMaggio (San Francisco-born Professional Baseball Player; Brother of Joe DiMaggio) San Francisco Sport Figures Baseball
1926 Joe Garagiola (Missouri-born Professional Baseball Player: Baseball Hall of Fame Broadcaster) Missouri Sports Figures Journalism Baseball Hall of Fame Internet Movie Database
1934 Bill Russell (Louisiana-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Bill Russell Famous African Americans Basketball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1869 Isaac Burns Murphy (Kentucky-born African-American Jockey: 3-time Winner of the Kentucky Derby) Kentucky Sports Figures Horse Racing African-American Sports Figures
2000 Tom Landry (Texas-born Coach; Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
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1908 The First Around-the-World Auto Race (New York to Paris) Auto Race Begins New York City Paris Auto Racing Historic Firsts Technology and Society
2002 Speed Skater Casey FitzRandolph Wins a Gold Medal at the Salt Lake City Olympic Games Wisconsin Sports Figures Speed Skating 2002 Winter Olympics Wisconsin Historical Society

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