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Sports Figures
1878 John Walter Tewksbury (Pennsylvania-born Sprinter, Olympic Gold Medalist) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame 1900 Summer Olympics
1889 Jock Sutherland (Scottish-American Collegiate and Professional Football Coach) Scottish Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
1960 Ayrton Senna (Brazilian Race Driver) Brazilian Sports Figures Auto Racing History Channel
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1825 New York's Common Council Passes a Law Forbidding the Sale of Out-of-Season Game New York Government Health Care Foods and Nutrition Law New York Historical Society
1893 Smith Freshmen 5, Sophomores 4 in First Official Women's Basketball Game Massachusetts Women Basketball Historic Firsts Smith College
1894 Montreal Amateur Athletic Association Defeats the Ottawa Generals to Win the First Stanley Cup Canada Hockey Historic Firsts The Stanley Cup New York Times
1946 Kenny Washington Signs with the Los Angeles Rams as the First African-American Player in the NFL New York City Sports Figures Football National Football League African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts New York Times
1952 28 Tornados Ravage Arkansas and Tennessee: 204 Die Arkansas Tennessee Tornados Death NOAA
1953 A Tornado Kills One Person in St. Cloud, Minnesota St. Cloud, Minnesota Tornado Death Minnesota Historical Society
1977 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 167 and Leaves 7,000 Homeless in Iran Iran Earthquakes Death USGS
1980 President Carter Tells Athletes U.S. Will Boycott the Moscow Olympics Soviet Union Jimmy Carter The Cold War Olympic Games The History Channel
2000 U.S. Supreme Court Rules Government Cannot Regulate Tobacco as an Addictive Drug U.S. Supreme Court Law and Legal Resources Tobacco Drug and Substance Abuse Oyez

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