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1850 Albert Goodwill Spalding (Illinois-born Baseball Player, Sporting Goods Manufacturer)  Albert Goodwill Spalding Baseball Sports Spalding Sporting Goods
1948 Terry Bradshaw (Louisiana-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Louisiana Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame Biography.com
1952 Jimmy Connors (Illinois-born Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame)  Jimmy Connors Tennis Hall of Fame Biography.com
1965 Lennox Lewis (English Professional Boxer) Lennox Lewis Boxing Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2001 Christiaan Barnard (South African Heart Surgeon)  Christiaan Barnard Medical Research The Heart
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1842 Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Wife Join Henry David Thoreau for an Excursion on the Concord River in His Rowboat Nathaniel Hawthorne Henry David Thoreau Boating American Collection
1923 143,000 People Die As Aftershocks Continue and Fires Consume Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, Japan Earthquake Fire Safety Death History Channel
1935 Labor Day 'Storm of the Century' Hurricane Slams the Florida Keys: 408 die Florida Hurricanes Death Weather Channel
1966 Miami Dolphins Defeat the Oakland Raiders 23-14 in Franchise's First Home Game Florida NFL Florida Historical Society
1992 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 116 People Nicaragua, Leaving over 13,500 Homeless Nicaragua Earthquake Death USGS
2005 Governor of Louisiana Orders National Guard to Shoot to Kill New Orleans Looters New Orleans Hurricane Katrina Flooding Death BBC
President Bush Tours the Devastated Coasts of Louisiana. Mississippi & Alabama Louisiana Missisippi Alabama President George W. Bush Hurricane Katrina Flooding Death National Public Radio

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