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MAY 15

1934 Alvin Francis Poussaint (New York City-born African-American Psychiatrist, Educator, Author) Alvin Francis Poussaint Bill Cosby Mental Health Psychology Child Advocacy African-American Studies
Sports Figures
1914 Tenzing Norgay (Nepalese Sherpa Mountaineer Who Ascended Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953) Nepal Climbing Mount Everest
1935 Ted Dexter (English Cricket Legend) English Sports Figures Cricket Cricinfo
1953 George Brett (West Virginia-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) West Virginia Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1967 John Smoltz (Michigan-born Major League Baseball Player) Michigan Sports Baseball University of Georgia
1969 Emmitt Smith (Florida-born African American Professional Football Player) Florida Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1978 Amy Chow (California-born Asian-American Gymnast) California Sports Figures Gymnastics Asian American Studies
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1848 St. John's Infirmary Is Founded as the First Public Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin Health Care Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1854 First Asylum for Treatment of Alcoholism as a Medical Condition Opens in Binghampton, New York. Binghampton, New York Health Care Drug and Substance Abuse Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1896 Tornado Kills 78 in Sherman, Texas Sherman, Texas Tornados Death Sherman, Texas History Channel
1912 Detroit Tiger, Ty Cobb, Is Suspended for Beating Up a New York Fan Who Heckled Him Ty Cobb Baseball Hall of Fame Michigan
The New Mexico Supreme Court Rules in "New Mexico vs. Davenport" That Playing Baseball on Sunday Is Not a Crime New Mexico Baseball Religion Law New Mexico Magazine
1930 Ellen Church Is the First Flight Attendant/Nurse Aviation History Medical Professionals Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1941 Joe DiMaggio Goes 1-4 with a Single to Begin His Record 56-game Hitting Streak Joe DiMaggio Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1948 Eddie Arcaro Wins the Preakness Aboard Citation, on Their Way to the Triple Crown Horse Racing The Preakness New York Times
1968 Tornado Strikes Jonesboro Arkansas: 34 Die Arkansas Tornados Death NOAA
1970 International Olympic Committee Renews its Ban of South Africa from the Games South Africa The Olympic Games South African History
1972 Presidential Candidate George Wallace Is Shot and Paralyzed George Wallace Politics and Elections Crime Special Education Court TV
1992 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 3 and Destroys 5,500 Homes in Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Earthquakes Death USGS
1999 Crew Stadium Opens in Columbus, Ohio as the First U.S. Stadium Built Just for Soccer Columbia, Ohio Soccer Historic Firsts Crew Stadium Ohio Historical Society

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