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Sports Figures
1891 Dave Bancroft (Iowa-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Iowa Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1927 Phil Hill (Florida-born World Driving Champion) Florida Sports Figures Auto Racing Florida Historical Society
1945 Steve Spurrier (Florida-born Heisman Trophy Winner) Florida Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame 1966 Heisman Trophy Winner Florida Historical Society
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1912 Boston Red Sox Play Their First Game in Fenway Park Boston Boston Red Sox Ballpark New York Times
1916 Chicago Cubs Defeat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in Their First Game at Wrigley Field Chicago Boston Red Sox Baseball Ballpark New York Times
1949 17-year-old Jockey, Bill Shoemaker, Records the First of His 8,833 Wins Willie Shoemaker Horse Racing New York Times
1967 Florida Designates Orange Juice as the Official State Beverage Florida Symbols Foods and Nutrition Florida Historical Society

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