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1802 Dorothea Dix (Maine-born Advocate for the Mentally Ill) Dorothea Dix Mental Health
1938 Vertamae Grosvenor (South Carolina-born African-American Cook, Author) South Carolina Authors Foods and Nutrition African American Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
Sports Figures
1888 Tris Speaker (Texas-born Member of the Professional Baseball Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1938 A. Bartlett Giamatti (Massachusetts-born Commissioner of Major League Baseball) Massachusetts Baseball
1939 Joanne Carner (Washington-born Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Washington Sports Figures Golf Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1905 8.6 Magnitude Earthquake Killing 19,000+ in the Kangra District Is Deadliest in India's Recorded History India Earthquakes Death Geological Survey of India (pdf) U.S. Geological Survey
1919 In Tampa, Florida, Babe Ruth Hits the Longest Recorded Home Run of His Career (587') Tampa, Florida Babe Ruth Baseball Florida Historical Society
1969 CBS Refuses to Air the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Television Museum of Broadcast Communication History Channel
1971 Gordie Howe Plays His Last Game for the Detroit Red Wings Canadian Sports Figures Detroit Sports Figures Hockey Hall of Fame NHL State of Michigan
1974 Hank Aaron Hits Home Run #714 to Tie Babe Ruth Hank Aaron Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Almanac New York Times University of Georgia
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

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