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Sports Figures
1921 Hal Newhouser (Detroit-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Detroit Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame State of Michigan
1927 Bud Grant (Wisconsin-born Football Coach; Member of the Professional Football hall of Fame) Wisconsin Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
1940 Stan Mikita (Slovakian Member of the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame) Slovakian Sports Figures Ice Hockey Hall of Fame
Sadaharu Oh (Japanese Professional Baseball Player) Japanese Sports Figures Baseball
1942 Lynn Davies (Welsh-born Long Jump Gold Medal Winner at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics) Welsh Sports Figures Track & Field 1964 Tokyo Olympics
Frew McMillan (South African-born Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) South African Sports Figures Tennis Hall of Fame
1971 Tony Stewart (Indiana-born Auto Race Driver) Indiana Sports Figures Auto Racing Official Web Site
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1747 James Lind Begins Experiment of Value of Citrus in Treating Scurvy Scottish Scientists Medical Research Foods & Nutrition University of  Virginia
1900 The Second Modern Olympics Opens in Paris, France Paris, France 1900 Summer Olympics New York Times
1918 Dunbar Hospital Is Incorporated as Detroit, Michigan's First Not-for-Profit Hospital for African Americans Detroit, Michigan Health Care Racism African-American Heritage State of Michigan African American Registry
1989 Sunday Silence Edges Easy Goer to Win the Closest Race in the 114-year History of the Preakness Stakes Maryland Horse Racing The Preakness History Channel New York Times
1992 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Over 50 People in Pakistan, Destroying More Than 400 Homes Pakistan Earthquakes Death USGS

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