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1918 Patty Berg (Minnesota-born Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) Minnesota Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame
1919 Eddie Robinson (Louisiana-born African-American Football Coach; Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Eddie Robinson Famous African Americans Football
1947 Mike Krzyzewski (Chicago-born Hall of Fame Olympic Gold Medal Basketball Coach) Mike Krzyzewski Basketball Hall of Fame 2008 Olympic Basketball Duke University
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1713 Smallpox Epidemic Sweeps through the Indigenous People of Southern Africa's Cape Peninsula Africa Smallpox Death South African History
1826 American Temperance Society (Later the American Temperance Union) Is Founded in Boston Boston, Massachusetts Illicit Drugs Catholic Encyclopedia Concordia
1918 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills at 10,000 in China China Earthquakes Death USGS
1974 James "Cool Papa" Bell Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame Cool Papa Bell Famous African-Americans Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
1976 U.S. Figure Skater, Dorothy Hamill, Wins Olympic Gold in Innsbruck, Austria Connecticut Sports Figures Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1976 Winter Olympic Games New York Times
1995 Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Hideo Nomo, a Five-time All-Star in the Japanese Leagues Japanese Sports Figures Los Angeles Los Angeles Dodgers Asian-American Sports Figures New York Times
2001 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills at Least 315 in El Salvador El Salvador Earthquakes Death USGS
2002 Olympic Figure Skating Judge Admits She Was Pressured into Voting for the Russian Pairs Utah Figure Skating 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics PBS

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