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1906 Henry "Bunny" Austin (English Member of the International Tennis hall of Fame) English Sports Figures International Tennis Hall of Fame
1920 Al López (Florida-born Hispanic Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Al López Baseball Hall of Fame Hispanic Sports Figures
1931 Don King (Ohio-born African-American Boxing Promoter) Don King Boxing Famous African Americans
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2008 Gene Upshaw (Texas-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame; Executive Director of the NFL Players Association) Texas Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame National Football League Labor Unions African-American Sports Figures National Football League Players Association
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1872 Susan Dimock Becomes Resident Physician at New England Hospital for Women and Children Masachusetts Medicine Women Child Health Care Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1946 U.S. Army Chronograph Clocks a Bob Feller Fastball at 98.6 mph Iowa Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame USA Today
1971 12-year-old Californian, Matt Throne, Is the Youngest to Bowl a Sanctioned 300 Game California Sports Figures Bowling USA Today
1988 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 721 People in the Nepal-India Border Region Nepal India Earthquake Death USGS
1989 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 2 People in Ethiopia Ethiopia Earthquake Death USGS
2000 Tiger Woods Wins the PGA for His Third Consecutive Major Championship Tiger Woods Golf African-American Sports Figures The PGA New York Times