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1903 Benjamin Spock (Connecticut-born Pediatrician; Author of The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care) Benjamin Spock Child Advocacy
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1953 "Keith" Jamaal Wilkes (California-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) California Sports Figures Basketball National Basketball Association African-American Sports Figures
1975 David Beckham (English Soccer Player) English Sports Figures Soccer
1985 Sarah Hughes (New York-born Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medalist) New York Sports Figures Figure Skating 2002 Winter Olympics
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1977 Sid Collins (Voice of the Indianapolis 500) Indiana Media Radio Auto Racing Indianapolis 500
1908 "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," by Albert Von Tilzer and Jack Norworth, Is Registered for Copyright Copyrights Popular Music Baseball Smithsonian
1911 Seattle, Washington Opens Its Municipal Tuberculosis Sanatorium Seattle, Washington Tuberculosis History Link
1920 First Negro Baseball League Game Is Played in Indianapolis Indianapolis Baseball African-American History Historic Firsts Indianapolis Star
1939 Lou Gehrig's Streak of 2,130 Consecutive Games Played Ends New York City Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1954 Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals Hits Five Home Runs in a Doubleheader Against the New York Giants Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times

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