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MARCH 26

Sports Figures
1960 Marcus Allen (California-born African-American Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1962 John Stockton (Washington-born Professional Basketball Player) Washington Sports Figures Basketball National Basketball Association
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1973 George Sisler (Ohio-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
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1812 Venezuela Earthquake Destroys Most of Caracas: 20,000 Die Venezuela Earthquake Death USGS
1872 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Owens Valley, California: 30 People Die California Earthquakes Death University of California Santa Barbara History Channel USGS
1917 Seattle Metropolitan Hockey Team Wins the Stanley Cup Seattle, Washington Ice Hockey The Stanley Cup History Link
1921 Famed Canadian Racing Schooner Bluenose Is Launched Canada Boating History Government of Nova Scotia
1953 Dr. Jonas Salk Announces a New Vaccine Against Polio Jonas Salk Polio History Channel
1979 Magic Johnson and Michigan State Defeat Larry Bird and Indiana State 75-64 for the National Collegiate Basketball Championship Michigan State Basketball Indiana State Basketball Basketball New York Times
1999 British Miners Win 2 Billion Compensation for Lung Injuries British Business Labor Health Care Law and Legal Resources Economics 7 Business BBC

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