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FEBRUARY 15

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Foods and Nutrition
Sports Figures
1897 Earl Henry "Red" Blaik (Detroit-born Coach: Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Detroit Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame U.S. Military Academy
1929 Graham Hill (English Auto Racer) English Sports Figures Auto Racing
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1852 The First Patient Is Admitted to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children London, England Child Health Care Child Advocacy Historic Firsts Intellihealth
1932 Bobsledder/Boxer Eddie Eagen Only Winter/Summer Olympic Gold Medalist The 1932 Winter Olympics USA Today
1936 Norway's Sonja Henie Wins Third Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medal Sonja Henie Figure Skating The 1936 Winter Olympics USA Today New York Times
1956 A's & Pirates Cancel Birmingham, AL Exhibition Due to Local Race Ordinance Alabama Baseball Racism USA Today
1961 Belgian Jet Crashes Killing U.S. Figure Skating Team and 39 Others Belgium Air Disasters Figure Skating Death BBC
1978 Leon Spinks Defeats Muhammad Ali for World Heavyweight Championship Muhammad Ali Boxing Hall of Fame USA Today
1980 Wayne Gretzky Ties NHL Record with Seven Assists Canadian Sport Figures NHL Hockey Hall of Fame USA Today
1981 Richard Petty Wins the Daytona 500 for the Seventh Time Daytona Beach, Florida North Carolina Sports Figures Auto Racing Daytona 500 Florida Historical Society
1994 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 207 in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia Indonesia Earthquake Death USGS
1998 Dale Earnhardt Wins the Daytona 500 Daytona, Florida Dale Earnhardt Auto Racing New York Times
2002 Canadian Figure Skaters Awarded Gold Medals to Correct Scoring Fraud Canada Figure Skating 2002 Winter Olympics CNN

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