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Sports Figures
1896 Clair Bee (West Virginia-born Coach, Author of Young Adult Sports Books; Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) West Virginia Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame Young-adult Author
1934 Howard "Hopalong" Cassady (Ohio-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures 1955 Heisman Trophy Winner College Football Hall of Fame
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1933 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 2,990 in Sanriku, Japan Sanriku, Japan Earthquake Death USGS
1959 Florida Citrus Growers Are Prohibited from Using Coal-tar-based Orange Dye to Enhance Their Produce Florida Farming and Agriculture Food and Nutrition Propaganda Florida Historical Association
1961 Alabama Native Luther Leonidas Terry Begins Serving as U.S. Surgeon General under President John F. Kennedy Alabama Political and Social Leaders President John F. Kennedy Health Care Office of the U.S. Surgeon General Alabama State Archive
1962 Wilt Chamberlain Scores 100 Points Against the NY Knicks in Hershey, PA Wilt Chamberlain Basketball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1985 U.S. Approves AIDS Test to Protect the Blood Supply AIDS Blood Medical Research The New York Times

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