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1920 Craig Claiborne (Mississippi-born Journalist, Food Critic) Mississippi Authors Journalism Food
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1932 Vince Dooley (Alabama-born Football Coach; Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Alabama Sports Figures Georgia Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame University of Georgia
1949 Tom Watson (Missouri-born Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Missouri Sports Figures Golf Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1965 Albert Schweitzer (German Physician, Missionary; 1952 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Albert Schweitzer Medicine 1952 Nobel for Peace
1596 Small Earthquake Triggers a 50' Tsunami That Hits Japan's Uryu-Jima Island, Killing 1,000 of the Islands 5,000 Inhabitants Japan Earthquake Tsunami Death History Channel
1972 Mark Spitz Swims to 7th Olympic Gold in Munich Mark Spitz Swimming The Olympic Games History Channel New York Times
1978 In India, Flooding Kills 1,000, Destroying the Town of Benares and Leaving 2 Million Homeless India Flooding Death BBC
1993 One-handed Pitcher Jim Abbott Throws No-hitter for Yankees Jim Abbott Baseball Special Education New York Times

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