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Sports Figures
1864 Bobby Marshall (Minnesota-born African-American Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Minnesota Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures African American Registry
1938 Johnny Rutherford (Texas-born Auto Racer) Texas Sports Figures Auto Racing
1942 Bert Campaneris (Cuban-born Major League Baseball Executive) Cuban Sports Figures Baseball
1971 Raul Mondesi (Dominican Republic-born Major League Baseball Player) Dominican Republic Sports Figures Baseball
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1987 Woody Hayes (Ohio-born Football Coach, Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
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1850 West Virginia's Wheeling Hospital Is Incorporated Wheeling, West Virginia Health Care Wheeling Hospital West Virginia Archive
1862 Arrival of the Steamship Brother Jonathan in Victoria, British Columbia Triggers Smallpox Epidemic That Kills 14,000 Native Americans Victoria, British Columbia Naval History Smallpox Native American Heritage Death History Link
1888 A 36-Hour Blizzard Dumps 40" of Snow on New York City, Causing the Deaths of 400+ People NYC Snow Death Writer's Almanac History Channel
1926 The Savoy Ballroom Opens in New York City's Harlem District New York City Dance African American Heritage Historic Firsts PBS African American Registry
1965 Missouri Wins the First NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships Held in Detroit's Cobo Hall Detroit, Michigan Track & Field Historic Firsts Missouri Track and Field NCAA Track & Field Championships Michigan Historic Society
1972 The Detroit Red Wings Retire Gordie Howe's Number 9 Detroit, Michigan Ice Hockey National Hockey League Michigan Historic Society
1988 Sudden Hail Storm Creates Stampede at Katmandu Soccer Match: 70 Die, Hundreds Are Injured Nepal Soccer Storms Death History Channel
1993 Three-Day Superstorm Begins That Will Paralyze the Eastern Half of the U.S.: 270 Die Storms Snow Death Weather Channel (pdf) University of Illinois

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