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United Nations: World Autism Awareness Day
(Observed annually on this date since 2008 as per United Nations Resolution 62/139 adopted 12/18/2007)
United Nations Autism
Sports Figures
1926 Jack Brabham (Australian Grand Prix Race Driver) Australian Sports Figures Auto Racing
1945 Don Sutton (Alabama-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1960 Linford Christie (Jamaican Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter) Jamaica Track & Field Olympics
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1972 Gil Hodges (Indiana-born Major League Baseball Player, Manager) Gil Hodges Baseball
1995 Harvey Penick (Texas-born Golf Instructor, Writer; Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame American Authors Texas State Historical Association
1863 Women Riot in Richmond, Virginia Protesting Bread Shortages Richmond, Virginia Women Foods and Nutrition American Civil War History Channel
1936 A Tornado Kills 23 People in Cordele, Georgia and Destroys 289 Buildings Cordele, Georgia Tornado Death University of Georgia
1977 Red Rum Wins England's Grand National for the Third Time England Horse Racing BBC
1979 Anthrax Poisoning Kills 62 in Russia Russia Anthrax Death History Channel
1984 Georgetown's John Thompson Is the First African-American Coach to Win a Men's NCAA Basketball Championship Georgetown Basketball Basketball African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts African American Registry
1986 The NCAA Adopts the Three-Point Shot for Men's Basketball NCAA Basketball New York Times
1995 Baseball Owners Accepted Players' Union Offer to Play Without a Contract, Ending the Longest Strike in Professional Sports History Major League Baseball Labor Strikes Business New York Times
2007 8.1 Magnitude Earthquake Creates a Tsunami Responsible for 30+ Deaths in the Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Earthquakes Tsunamis Death CNN

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