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Sports Figures
1897 Gene Tunney (New York City-born Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) New York City Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame
1932 K.C. Jones (Texas-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1935 Carlton Chester "Cookie" Gilchrist (Pennsylvania-born African-American Professional Football Player) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Football African American Sports Figures African American Registry
1971 Sheryl Swoopes (Texas-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Sheryl Swoopes Basketball African American Sports Figures WNBA
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1863 President Lincoln Spends Day Visiting Hospitals President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Health Care Lincoln Papers
1892 Grady Hospital Is Dedicated in Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Health Care Grady Health System University of Georgia
1923 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 2,200 in Iran Iran Earthquakes Death USGS
1935 Jesse Owens Breaks 3 World Records, Ties 4th, in 70 Minutes Jesse Owens Track & Field Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures Jesse Owens' Official Website New York Times
Babe Ruth Hits the 714th and Final Home Run of His Career Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame ESPN New York Times
1937 Tiger Catcher Mickey Cochrane Is Beaned, Fractured Skull Ends His Career Massachusetts Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
1944 A Madison Square Garden Concert by Arturo Toscanini, the NBC Symphony and the New York Philharmonic Raises $100,000 for the American Red Cross New York Philharmonic Classical Music Philanthropy American Red Cross World War II American Public Media
1948 Andrew Moyer Is Granted Patent For a Method of Mass Production of Penicillin Patents & Trademarks Medical Research U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1955 300 mph Tornado Destroys Udall, Kansas: 80 Die, 270 Injured Kansas Tornados Death NPR
1965 Muhammad Ali KO's Sonny Liston to Win World Heavyweight Boxing Title Muhammad Ali International Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures ESPN New York Times
1981 "Spiderman", Daniel Goodwin, Scales Outside of Willis (Sears) Tower in 7.5 Hrs. Chicago Sears Tower Climbing Chicago Sun-Times New York Times
1997 The Minnesota Twins Retire Number 34 Worn by Kirby Puckett Minnesota Sports Figures Chicago Sports Figures Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures Minnesota Historical Society

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