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1866 James J. Corbett (San Francisco-born Member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame) San Francisco Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame
1906 Rocky Marciano (Massachusetts-born Member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame) Rocky Marciano International Boxing Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1867 Lillian Wald (Ohio-born World War I Nurse, Anti-War Activist) Lillian Wald Medicine World War I
1989 Bart Giamatti (Massachusetts-born Commissioner of Baseball) Massachusetts Sports Figures Baseball Nationmaster
1904 Helen Keller Is First Deaf & Blind College Graduate (Radcliffe) Helen Keller Special Needs Education Education Historic Firsts Radcliffe Writer's Almanac
1905 Honus Wagner Agrees to Place His Signature on Louisville Slugger Bats Honus Wagner Baseball Hall of Fame Louisville Slugger
1923 Earthquake Strikes Tokyo and Yokohama: 150,000 Killed, 2M Homeless Japan Earthquake Death St. Louis University
1972 Bobby Fischer Defeats Boris Spassky for International Chess Championship Bobby Fischer Chess Cold War Courseworkbank
1998 Mark McGwire's Home Runs 56 & 57 Break National League Season Record Baseball Baseball Almanac
2005 Survivors Panic & Loot Stricken Areas Following Hurricane Katrina New Orleans Alabama Missisippi Hurricane Katrina Flooding Death

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