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MARCH 5

Sports Figures
1932 Earl Woods (Kansas-born Father of Golfer Tiger Woods) Kansas Sports Figures Tiger Woods Golf African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1946 Rocky Bleier (Wisconsin-born Professional Football Player) Wisconsin Sports Figures Football
1966 Michael Irvin (Florida-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Florida Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1815 Franz Anton Mesmer (Swiss-German Physician Who Pioneered the Medical Field of Hypnotic Therapy) Swiss Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research Psychology History Channel
1982 John Belushi (Illinois-born Comedian: Drug Overdose) Illinois Performing Artists Drug and Substance Abuse Actors Television
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1864 The First Track Meet Is Held Between England's Oxford & Cambridge Universities English History Track & Field Historic Firsts Achilles Club
1924 Frank Caruana of Buffalo, New York, Is the First Person to Bowl Two Consecutive Perfect Games New York Sports Figures Bowling Historic Firsts New York Times
1993 Canadian Sprinter Ben Johnson Is Banned from Competition for Life for Using Illegal Substances Canadian Sports Figures Track & Field Illegal Drugs BBC
1998 The Winter Paralympic Games Open in Nagano, Japan Nagano, Japan Special Needs Education Paralympics Asian History

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