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APRIL 23

Sports Figures
1881 Claude Carter (South African Cricket Player) South African Sports Figures Cricket
1916 Bud Wilkinson (Minnesota-born Football Coach: Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Minnesota Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame
1921 Warren Spahn (New York-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) New York Sports Figures Baseball
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1876 In Oregon, the Portland Cricket Club Plays Its Opening Match of the Season Portland, Oregon Cricket SalemOregon.com
1897 Gillette State Hospital for Crippled Children in St. Paul, Minnesota Is the First State-Funded Hospital of Its Kind in the Nation St. Paul, Minnesota Medicine Child Health Care Gillette Children's Hospital Minnesota Historical Society
1911 Bob Burman Sets a Land Speed Record at Daytona Beach, Florida Covering One Mile in 25.4 Seconds. Driving a 200 HP "Blitzen" Benz Daytona Beach, Florida Auto Racing Florida Historical Society
1940 Approximately 200 People Die in a Natchez, Mississippi Dance Hall Fire Mississippi Dance Fire Safety Death New York Times
1949 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 8 and Causes $25M Property Damage in Olympia, Seattle, and Tacoma, Washington Washington Earthquakes Death USGS
1954 Hank Aaron Hits His First Major League Home Run Hank Aaron Baseball African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society University of Georgia
1982 5.0 Magnitude Earthquake Creates Rockslides That Kill 1 and Injure 20 in a South African Gold Mine South Africa Earthquakes Labor Gold Death USGS
1984 Scientist Finds Aids Virus AIDS Medical Research BBC South African History
1988 Greek Cycling Champ Pedals MIT Aircraft over Aegean Sea for 4 hrs. Greece Aviation History Bicycling MIT University of Houston
1992 Governor Arne H. Carlson Signs MinnesotaCare into Law, Providing Medical Insurance for Low-Income Minnesotans Minnesota Government Health Care Community and Humand Services Law MinnesotaCare Minnesota Historical Society
McDonald's Opens Its First Fast-Food Restaurant in the Chinese Capital of Beijing China Foods and Nutrition Business Death Historic Firsts MacDonald's New York Times

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