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MARCH 17

Sports Figures
1902 Bobby Jones (Georgia-born Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Bobby Jones World Golf Hall of Fame
1970 Mia Hamm (Alabama-born Olympic and World Champion Soccer Player) Mia Hamm Soccer The Olympic Games
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1906 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 1,300 in Kagi, Formosa (Taiwan) Taiwan Earthquake Death USGS The History Channel
1925 Explosion in Bethlehem Mine No. 41 Kills 33 Coal Miners in Barrackville, West Virginia West Virginia Safety Death West Virginia Archives
1946 Jackie Robinson Plays His First Exhibition Game with the Brooklyn Dodgers in Daytona Beach, Florida Daytona Beach, Florida Jackie Robinson Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1963 Mount Agung on Bali Erupts, Killing at Least 11,000 People Indonesia Volcanoes Death Harvard *University
1973 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 14 on the Philippines island of Luzon Republic of the Philippines Earthquake Death USGS
1975 First U.S. Doctor's Strike Takes Place in 21 New York City Hospitals New York City Medical Professionals Labor Actions IntelliHealth
1999 National Academy of Sciences Supports Medical Value of Marijuana Illegal Drugs Cancer AIDS National Cancer Institute CNN
Six International Olympic Committee Members Expelled in Bribery Scandal The Olympics Crime CNN
2005 Players Testify to Congress About Use of Illicit Drugs in Major League Baseball U.S Congress Illicit Drugs Major League Baseball National Public Radio

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