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1853 James Shober (North Carolina-born African-American Physician) North Carolina Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
1944 Antonio Novello (Puerto Rican Surgeon General of the United States) Antonio Novello Health Care United States Government Latin-American Studies
1978 Kobe Bryant (Pennsylvania-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Pennsylvania Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures NBA
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1991 Florence Seibert (Pennsylvania-born Biochemist) Florence Seibert Biochemistry Tuberculosis
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1902 Fannie Farmer's School of Cookery Opens Fannie Farmer Foods & Nutrition History Net
1936 17-year-old Bob Feller Makes Major League Debut Striking Out 15 Iowa Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1957 Monterrey, Mexico Is First Non-American Team to Win Baseball's Little League World Series Mexico Baseball Little League World Series Hispanic Heritage USA Today
1961 Atlanta City Tennis Courts Are Closed to Prevent Use by Four African Americans Georgia Human Rights/Civil Rights Tennis African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1975 Detroit Lions Play Their First game in the New Pontiac Silverdome Detroit Football The Detroit Lions Michigan Historical Center
1977 Bryan Allen Pedals Gossamer Condor for First Human-powered Flight of 1+ Miles Gossamer Condor Historic Firsts National Air and Space Museum
Cincinnati Bengal Trademark Registered Patents & Trademarks Football U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1979 Russian Ballet Star Aleksandr Godunov Defects to the United States Russian Performing Artists Ballet The Cold War History Channel
1983 A Record 715-Pound Blue Marlin Is Caught Off Rehoboth, Delaware Rehoboth, Delaware Fishing State of Delaware

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