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1890 Duke Kahanamoku (Hawaiian-born Member of the Swimming Hall of Fame) Duke Kahanamoku Swimming Hall of Fame The Olympic Games Asian-American Heritage
1899 Albert Claude (Belgian 1974 Nobel Laureate for Medicine) Albert Claude The Cell 1974 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
1943 Dean Hughes (Utah-born Children's Author) Dean Hughes Young Adult Authors Sports
1960 Cal Ripken, Jr. (Maryland-born Professional Baseball Player) Cal Ripken, Jr. Baseball
1965 Reggie Miller (California-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) California Sports Figures Basketball African-American Sports Figures
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79 Mount Vesuvius Eruption Roman Cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii Pompeii Mount Vesuvius Death History Channel
1834 Cholera Epidemic Hits Detroit Detroit Cholera Michigan History Online
1875 England's Matthew Webb Is First swimmer to Cross the English Channel (21h 45m) British Sports Figures Swimming Historic Firsts The New York Times
1940 Ted Williams Makes His Only Big League Appearance as a Pitcher Ted Williams Baseball Hall of Fame USA Today
1963 John Pennel of Northeast Louisiana State College Is First to Pole Vault 17' Outdoors Louisiana Sports Figures Track and Field Historic Firsts The New York Times
1989 Commissioner Bart Giamatti Bans Pete Rose from Baseball for Gambling Baseball Crime The New York Times

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