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Sports Figures
1911 Stella Walsh (Stanislawa Walasiewicz) (Polish 100m Gold Medalist, 1932 Olympic Games) Polish  Sports Figures Track and Field 1932  Summer Olympics
1934 Jim Parker (Georgia-born African-American member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Georgia  Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2007 Eddie Robinson (Louisiana-born African-American Football Coach; Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Eddie Robinson Famous African Americans Football
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1884 Originating in New Mexico, a Dust Storm Sweeps Over Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas, Killing Several People New Mexico Colorado Oklahoma Texas Kansas The Dust Bowl Death New Mexico Magazine
1898 In Alaska, a Snowslide at Sheep Camp on the Chilkoot Trail Kills 43 Men Alaska Snow Death Alaska Historical Society
1932 The Harlem Rens Defeat the Cleveland Rosenblooms to Win the World Basketball Championship Basketball African-American Sports Figures UCLA
1954 Oxford Wins 100th the Annual Varsity Boat Race Against Cambridge English Sports Figures Rowing Oxford-Cambridge Varsity Boat Race BBC
1974 Two-Day Outbreak of 148 Tornadoes Across 13 States and Canada Kill 148, Injure 6,142, Causing $600 Million in Property Damage Canada Alabama Georgia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Mississippi Ohio Tornadoes Deaths Weather Channel
Tornadoes Kill 16 and Injure 109 in Northwest Georgia Georgia Tornadoes Deaths University of Georgia
Tornadoes Kill 86 and Injure 949 in Alabama Alabama Tornadoes Deaths Alabama State Archive
1975 Bobby Fischer Loses World Chess Title for Refusing to Defend Against Russian Challenger Anatoly Karpov Bobby Fischer Chess TV News Archive
1983 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Responsible for 6 Deaths in Costa Rica Costa Rica Earthquakes Deaths USGS
1992 U.S. Postal Service Releases a 29-cent Stamp Commemorating Baseball as an Olympic Event USPS Baseball 1992 Summer Olympics University of Georgia

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