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Sports Figures
1884 John Baxter Taylor Jr. (Washington, D.C.-born First African American to Win an Olympic Medal) Washington, D.C. Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Track and Field 1908 Summer Olympics The Ivy League African American Registry
1962 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Illinois-born Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Jackie Joyner-Kersee Track and Field Hall of Fame The Olympic Games African American Sports Figures
Herschel Walker (Georgia-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures College Foootball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures University of Georgia
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1963 Dorothy Andersen (North Carolina-born Pediatrician, Pathologist; First Scientist to Identify the Disease, Cystic Fibrosis) Dorothy Andersen Cystic Fibrosis
1870 State Legislature Votes to Establish the West Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind West Virginia Education Education Special Needs Education West Virginia Archive
1887 Anne Sullivan Arrives At Keller Home to Teach Their 6-year-old Daughter Helen Helen Keller Anne Sullivan Special Needs Education Educators of Note Helen Keller Birthplace
1926 The International Greyhound Racing Association Is Formed in Miami, Florida Miami, Florida Dog Racing Greyhound Racing Association of America Florida Historical Society
1985 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 177 Near the Coast of Central Chile Chile Earthquake Death U.S. Geological Survey
1990 An American Dog-Sled Team Is the First to Traverse 3,800 Miles Across Antarctica At Its Widest Distance Antarctica Minnesota Sports Figures Dogsledding Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
2001 Johnny Ruiz Defeats Evander Holyfield in 12 Rounds to Become the First-Ever Latino WBA Heavyweight Champion Massachusetts Sports Figures Georgia Sports Figures Boxing Historic Firsts Latin-American Sports Figures Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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