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Sports Figures
1928 Billy Martin (New York-born Major League Baseball Player and Manager) New York Sports Figures Baseball
1949 Rick Reuschel (Illinois-born Major League Baseball Player) Illinois Sports Figures Baseball
1955 Jack Morris (Minnesota-born Major League Baseball Player) Minnesota Sports Figures Baseball
1956 Olga Korbut (Belarus-born Member of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame) Belarus Sports Figures Gymnastics Hall of Fame Olympics
1957 Joan Benoit Samuelson (Maine-born Distance Runner and Olympic Champion) Maine Track & Field Olympics
1970 Gabriela Sabatini (Argentinean Member of the Tennis Hall of Fame) Argentina Tennis Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1849 New York City Opens Hospital for Treatment of Cholera New York City Cholera The History Channel
1875 Earthquake Strikes Venezuela & Colombia: 16,000 die Earthquakes Venezuela Colombia Death Decision Development Corporation
1914 American Horseshoe Pitchers Association Is Organized in Kansas City. Kansas Kansas Games NHPA
1922 "Canada Dry" Pale Ginger Ale Trademark Is Registered Patents & Trademarks Foods U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1925 WHAS Louisville Airs First Network Radio Broadcast of the Kentucky Derby Radio The Kentucky Derby Historic Firsts
1933 Military Units Are Called Out to Control Violence in Wisconsin's Statewide Milk Strike Wisconsin Business Farming and Agriculture Foods and Nutrition Consumer Economics Wisconsin Historical Society
1968 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 47 in Honshu, Japan Japan Earthquake Death USGS
1975 Japan's Junko Tabei Is First Woman to Scale Mount Everest Junko Tabei Mount Everest Women Historic Firsts History Channel

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