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1830 Abraham Jacobi (German Physician, Pioneer in Pediatric Medicine) German Scientists & Mathematicians Health Care Child Health Care
Sports Figures
1907 Weeb Ewbank (Indiana-born Coach; Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Indiana Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
1931 Willie Mays (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Willie Mays Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Sports Figures
1937 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (New Jersey-born African-American Professional Boxer) New Jersey Sports Figures Sports Figures Boxing African-American Sports Figures Sports Figures Biography.com
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1870 James Simpson (Scottish Physician; Pioneer of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Childbirth Anaesthetics) Scottish Scientists and Mathematicians Health Care Women Child Health Care BBC
1977 William Grey Walter (Missouri-born Neurologist, Robotics Pioneer) Missouri Scientists & Mathematicians Human Anatomy and Physiology Center for the Study of Technology and Society
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1930 A 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Destroys 60 Villages in Iran, Killing 25,000 People Iran Earthquake Death USGS
1951 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 400, Injures 4,000 and Leaves 25,000 Homeless in Jucuapa, El Salvador El  Salvador Earthquake Death USGS
1954 Roger Bannister Runs the First Mile under Four Minutes (3:59:4) Roger Bannister Track & Field Historic Firsts The History Channel Historic UK BBC New York Times
1976 In Italy, a 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 1,000, Leaving Thousands More Homeless Italy Earthquake Death BBC USGS
1978 Affirmed, with Steve Cauthen Up, Holds Off Alydar to Win the Kentucky Derby by a Length and a Half Louisville, Kentucky Horse Racing Kentucky Derby New York Times
1982 Future Hall of Fame Pitcher, Gaylord Perry, Wins the 300th Game of His Career North Carolina Sport Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball New York Times
1998 20-year-old Kerry Wood of the Chicago Cubs Ties a Major League Record Striking Out 20 Houston Astros in Only His 5th Major League Start Chicago Sport Figures Texas Sport Figures Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1999 A 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 26 People, Destroying 800 Homes in Southern Iran Iran Earthquake Death USGS

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