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1897 Rudolph Fisher (Washington, D.C.-born Author, Physician; Writer of the Harlem Renaissance) Rudolph Fisher Medicine African American Authors
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1928 Pancho Gonzales (Los Angeles-born Latin-American Member of the Tennis Hall of Fame) Los Angeles Sports Figures Tennis Hall of Fame Latin-American Sports Figures
1939 Ralph Boston (Mississippi-born African-American Long Jump Olympic Gold Medalist) Mississippi Sports Figures Track & Field Hall of Fame The Olympic Games African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1960 Tony Gwynn (California-born African-American Baseball Player) California Sports Figures Baseball African American Sport Figures
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1944 The First Eye Bank Opens at New York Hospital New York City Health Care Sight Historic Firsts Intellihealth
1960 The U.S. Is First Country to Legalize Contraceptives Birth Control Medical Research Historic Firsts
1994 U.S. Centers for Disease Control Identifies Ebola Virus Outbreak in Zaire Deomcratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) Ebola Virus Centers for Disease Control National Academies Press
2001 126 People Are Killed As Fans Stampede at a Soccer Match in Ghana's Accra Stadium in Ghana Ghana Soccer Death The History Channel

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