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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1876 The First Official National League Baseball Game Is Played in Philadelphia (Boston 6, Philadelphia 5) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Boston, Massachusetts Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts Baseball Almanac New York Times
1884 Thomas Stevens Begins First Around-the-World Bicycle Trip from Oakland Pier California Bicycling Earth Bicycle Museum of America
1938 In Detroit, Michigan, Remodeled Navin Field Is Dedicated with 20,000 Additional Seats as Briggs Stadium, in Honor of Walter Briggs Sr., the Tigers Owner Detroit, Michigan Baseball State of Michigan
1954 The National Basketball Association Adopts the 24-second Shot Clock Basketball National Basketball Association New York Times
1980 Canada Announces It Will Boycott the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics Canada Moscow, Russia 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics The Cold War CBC
1988 The Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic Are Named As New Franchises in the National Basketball Association Miami, Florida Basketball National Basketball Association Florida Historical Association
1991 In Costa Rica, a 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Leaves 47 People Killed, 109 Injured and 7,439 Homeless Costa Rica Earthquake Death USGS

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