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Sports Figures
1872 'Wee Willie' Keeler (New York-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) New York Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1886 Frank "Home Run" Baker (Maryland-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Maryland Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1929 Helen Callaghan Candaele Saint Aubin (Canadian Professional Baseball Player) Helen Callaghan Baseball
1938 Joe Bellino (Massachusetts-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Massachusetts Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
1953 Andy Bean (Georgia-born Professional Golfer) Georgia Sports Figures Golf
1972 Trent Dilfer (California-born Professional Football Player) California Sports Figures Football
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1943 Baseball Approves an Official Ball to Be Made from Materials Not Required for the War Baseball World War II Baseball Library
1961 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson of Sweden to Retain World Heavyweight Boxing Title Floyd Patterson Swedish Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures New York Times
1988 I. King Jordan Chosen As First Deaf President for Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Education Deafness Historic Firsts Gallaudet University New York Times
1992 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills At least 498 in Turkey, Injures 2,000 Turkey Earthquakes Death History Channel USGS
1993 Heavy Storm Kills 26 Along Florida's East Coast Florida Storms Death Florida Historical Society

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