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MARCH 29

1561 Santorio Santorio (Italian Physician; Introduced Use of Precision Instruments in Medicine) Italian Scientists and Mathematcians Medicine
Sports Figures
1867 Cy Young (Ohio-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame; Namesake of the Cy Young Award) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Biography.com New York Times
1917 Man O' War (Race Horse) Horse Racing
1925 Emlen Tunnell (Pennsylvania-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame African-American Studies African American Registry
1944 Denny McLain (Chicago-born Major League Baseball Player) Chicago Sports Figures Baseball
1945 Walt Frazier (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1952 Teofilo Stevenson (Cuban Olympic Boxing Champion) Cuban Sports Figures Boxing The Olympic Games
1955 Earl Campbell (Texas-born African-American Member of the Football Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame African-American Studies
1956 Kurt Thomas (Indiana born Member of the Gymnastics Hall of Fame) Indiana Sports Figures Gymnastics Hall of Fame The Olympic Games
1976 Jennifer Capriati (New York City-born Professional Tennis Player) Jennifer Capriati Tennis
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1997 Ruth Sager (Chicago-born Geneticist) Ruth Sager Genetics Cancer
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1886 Atlanta Chemist John Pemberton Begins Selling the First Coca-Cola Atlanta, Georgia Historic Firsts Coca-Cola IntelliHealth
1927 England's Henry Segrave Breaks the 200 mph Barrier at Daytona Beach English Sports Figures Florida Automobiles Historic Firsts Speed Record Club
1939 Harlem Rens Defeat the Oshkosh All-Stars, 34-25, to Win the World Basketball Championship in Chicago Chicago Basketball African-American Sports Figures UCLA
1943 Meat Rationing Begins in the U.S. (28 ounces per week) World War II Foods & Nutrition Brown University New York Times
1968 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Razes the Town of Sardo, Ethiopia, Killing 24 Ethiopia Earthquake Death USGS
1976 32-0 Indiana Defeats Michigan 86-68 to Win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Indiana Michigan Basketball Indiana University Mnes' Basketball New York Times
1981 6,700 Run in the First-Ever London Marathon London, England Distance Running Historic Firsts London Marathon BBC Greenwich Guide
1982 Michael Jordan Hits the Winning Basket as North Carolina Defeats Georgetown for the NCAA Championship North Carolina Washington, D.C. Basketball University of North Carolina Basketball New York Times
1984 12 Moving Vans Are Used to Sneak the Colts Out of Baltimore and to Indianapolis Baltimore, Maryland Indianapolis, Indiana National Football League Football New York Times
1998 A Tornado Causes Extensive Damage in South-Central Minnesota with at Least One Death Minneosta Tornado Death Minnesota Historical Society

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