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FEBRUARY 24

Sports Figures
1874 Honus Wagner (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Honus Wagner Baseball Hall of Fame
1906 Bennie Oosterbaan (Michigan-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Michigan Sports Figures University of Michigan Football College Football  Hall of Fame
1955 Alain Prost (French Race Driver) Alain Prost Auto Racing
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1864 Rebecca Lee Is the First African-American Woman to Earn a Medical Degree Virginia Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine African-American Scientists & Mathematicians Historic Firsts NIH USDA
1875 Georgia Law Makes It Unlawful to Sell "Spirituous Liquors" to Minors Georgia Drug and Substance Abuse Law and Legal Resources University of Georgia
1980 U.S. Hockey Team Defeats Finland 4-2 to Win Olympic Gold at Lake Placid, NY Finland Lake Placid, New York 1980 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey New York Times Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1981 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 16 in the Athens-Corinth Area of Greece Greece Earthquakes Death USGS
1997 U.S. FDA Names Six Brands of ''Morning-After'' Pills Safe and Effective Birth Control Food and Drug Administration Women Birth Control/Abortion New York Times

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