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1931 Willie Shoemaker (Texas-born Jockey) Willie Shoemaker Horse Racing
1935 Bobby Richardson (South Carolina-born Professional Baseball Player) Bobby Richardson Baseball
1936 Al Oerter (New York-born Discus Thrower, Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Al Oerter The Olympics Track and Field
1971 Mary Jo Fernandez (Domican Republic Professional Tennis Player) Mary Jo Fernandez Tennis Latin-American Studies
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1905 Detroit Tigers Purchase Ty Cobb for $900 from Augusta of South Atlantic League Ty Cobb Business Baseball Hall of Fame Detroit Tigers USA Today
1909 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Opens for First Three Days of Racing Indianapolis Motor Speedway Auto Racing Indianapolis Motor Speedway USA Today
1919 HOSTESS Trademark Is Registered by William B. Ward Patents & Trademarks Foods & Nutrition Hostess U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1921 Ty Cobb Is the Youngest Player to Achieve 3,000 Hits Ty Cobb Baseball Hall of Fame USA Today
1933 The First All-American Soap Box Derby Takes Place in Dayton, Ohio Dayton, Ohio Auto Racing Historic Firsts All-American Soap Box Derby Ohio Historical Society
1948 New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral Fills to Capacity for Funeral of Babe Ruth Saint Patrick's Cathedral Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame ESPN
1951 Bill Veeck, Owner of the St. Louis Browns, Pinch Hits 43" Eddie Gaedel Against the Detroit Tigers Detroit, Michigan St. Louis, Missouri Bill Veeck Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball New York Times State of Michigan
1955 Hurricane Diane Causes Severe Flooding in U.S. Northeast: 200 Die Hurricanes Flooding Death New York Times
1957 New York Giants Announce Decision to Move to San Francisco New York California Baseball San Francisco Giants USA Today
1971 California's Matt Throne (12) Is Youngest to Bowl 300 in a Sanctioned League California Bowling USA Today
1988 The FDA Approves Rogaine for Treatment of Male Pattern Baldness Drugs and Medicines FDA Official Web Site IntelliHealth
2002 Smithsonian Puts Julia Child's Kitchen on Display Masachusetts Foods and Nutrition Television Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities