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1871 Martin Gonzalez (Mexican Poet, Physician, Diplomat) Mexican Authors & Illustrators Poetry Medicine
1899 Alfred M. Butts (New York-born Inventor of Scrabble) New York Inventors Inventors & Inventions Scrabble Merriam-Webster Writer's Almanac
1963 Gary Kasparov (Azerbaijan-born World Chess Champion) Garry Kasparov Chess
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1360 Hail Storm Kills an Estimated 1,000 British Soldiers in Chartres, France Great Britain Chartres, France Storms Death History Channel
1788 Protestors Ransack a New York City Hospital They Believe to be Robbing Graves of Bodies for Medical Students New York City Education Health Care Crime New York State  Historical Society
1863 The First Orthopedic Hospital Is Incorporated in New York City New York City Health Care Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1874 Fire Destroys Much of the School for the Visually Handicapped in Janesville, Wisconsin Janesville, Wisconsin Education Blindness Fire Wisconsin Historical Society
1949 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 8 in Washington's Tacoma/Olympia Area, Causes $25M Damage Washington Earthquakes Death USGS History Link
1967 Future Hall of Famer, Rod Carew, Plays His First Professional Baseball Game with the Minnesota Twins Rod Carew Minnesota Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Latin-American Sports Figures Minnesota Historical Society
1970 Apollo 13 Radios: "Houston, we've got a problem." NASA Apollo 13 New York Times History Channel
San Diego, California's Billy Casper Wins the Masters Championship California Sports Figures The Masters Sports Illustrated
1975 Jack Nicklaus Wins His 5th Masters Championship Jack Nicklaus The Masters Sports Illustrated
1980 Seve Ballesteros Wins His 1st Masters Championship Spanish Sports Figures The Masters Sports Illustrated
1982 5.0 Magnitude Earthquake Causes Rockslides That Kill 1 Inside a South African Gold Mine South Africa Earthquakes Gold Death USGS
1986 Golfer Jack Nicklaus Wins His Sixth Masters at Age 46 Jack Nicklaus The Masters USA Today New York Times
1997 21-year-old Tiger Woods is the Youngest and First Non-white Masters Champion Tiger Woods The Masters Historic Firsts History Channel BBC
1999 Dr. Jack Kevorkian Sentenced to 10-25 Years for Televised Assisted Suicide Notorious People of Michigan Health Care Crime Death CNN
2003 Mike Weir Is the First Canadian to Win the Masters Championship Canadian Sports Figures Historic Firsts The Masters University of Georgia

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