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1871 Adelaida Cuellar (Mexican-American Founder of the El Chico Restaurant Chain) Mexican Business Leaders Foods and Nutrition Latin-American Busines Leaders El Chicos Texas State Historical Society
Sports Figures
1943 Gayle Sayers (Kansas-born African-American Hall of Fame Football Player) Kansas Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame Professional Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures Biography.com
1972 Manny Ramirez (Dominican Republic-born Latin-American Professional Baseball Player) Dominican Republic Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Latin American Sports Figures Biography.com
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1848 William Young Patents an Ice Cream Freezer Patents and Trademarks Inventors Ice Cream University of Guelph
1911 Ray Harroun Wins the First Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 500 Historic Firsts Indianapolis Motor Speedway History Channel
1927 The Kentucky River Peaks During a Massive Flood That Kills 89 People and Leaves Thousands Homeless Kentucky The Nature Conservancy Flooding Death History Channel
1935 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Almost Completely Destroys Quetta, Pakistan: 30,000 Die Pakistan Earthquake Death USGS
Wisconsin Race Driver, Clay Weatherly, Is Killed During the Indianapolis 500 Wisconsin Sports Figures Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Death Wisconsin Historical Society
1948 The Columbia River Floods Vanport, Oregon, Killing 15 Oregon Columbia River Floods Death SalemOregon.com
1955 Leading the Race, Defending Champ, Bill Vukovich, Is Killed in Crash on Lap 141 of the Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Death New York Times
1969 Mario Andretti Wins the Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway New York Times
1988 Filming of "Field of Dreams" Begins in Dyersville, Iowa Dyersville, Iowa Film Baseball Internet Movie Database State Historical Society of Iowa
1990 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 135, Injures 800 in Peru's Moyobamba-Rioja Area Peru Earthquake Death USGS
6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 9, Injures 700 and Causes Severe Damage in the Romania's Bucharest-Braila- Brasov Area Romania Earthquake Death USGS
France Bans Imports of British Beef and Live Cattle Because of Fears of "Mad Cow" Disease France Great Britain Foods and Nutrition Mad Cow Disease BBC
1998 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 5,000, Thousands More Injured and Homeless in Afghanistan's Badakhshan and Takhar Provinces Afghanistan Earthquakes Death USGS

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