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MAY 14

Sports Figures
1895 Al White (California-born Diver, 1924 Olympic Gold Medalist) California Sports Figures Swimming & Diving 1924 Summer Olympics
1942 Tony Pérez (Cuban-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Cuban Sports Figures Latin-American Studies Baseball Hall of Fame
1961 Valerie Still (Kentucky-born African-American Basketball Player) Valerie Still Basketball Notable African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1992 Lyle Alzado (New York-born Professional Football Player) New York Sports Figures Football Illegal Drugs
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1796 Edward Jenner Administers First Successful Smallpox Vaccination Edward Jenner Smallpox Historic Firsts Chamber's Book of Days Writers Almanac History Channel Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1874 In Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard Defeats McGill University of Montreal, 3-0 in the First Rudimentary Football Game Ever Played Harvard Football Football Historic Firsts New York Times
1898 In Michigan, the Spanish-American War Drives the Price of Bread to 10˘ for a 2-pound Loaf Michigan Foods and Nutrition Consumer Economics Spanish-American War State of Michigan
1904 The Olympic Games Are Held in U.S. for First Time (St. Louis) Missouri 1904 Summer Olympic Games Historic Firsts History Channel
1960 Auto Racer Mickey Thompson Breaks 22-Year-Old World Records for the Standing Mile and Standing Kilometer Auto Racing History Channel
1966 38-year-old Driver Chuck Rodee Is Killed Driving a Practice Lap at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Indiana Indianapolis 500 Death Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indiana Historical Society
1984 A Lawsuit Is Filed Claiming Local Companies Are Polluting the Drinking Water in Woburn, Massachusetts Woburn, Massachusetts Earth and Environmental Science Water Pollution Law Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1996 Tornado Destroys 80 Bangladesh Villages: 400 die Bangladesh Tornados Death New York Times

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