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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1927 Wayne B. Wheeler (Ohio-born Temperance Leader) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Substance Abuse 18th Amendment Ohio Historical Society
1901 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues Is Formed at Chicago's Leland Hotel Chicago Baseball Compass Rose Major League Baseball
1906 The First Legal Forward Pass Is Thrown in a College Football Game Football My San Antonio
1918 The National Anthem Is Sung for the First Time at a Sporting Event The National Anthem Sports World War I Historic Firsts New York Times
1936 Beryl Markham Crash Lands in Nova Scotia as the First Person to Fly the Atlantic Solo From East to West Beryl Markham Aviation Women Historic Firsts Woman Pilot
1960 Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) Wins Olympic Boxing Gold in Rome Muhammad Ali Boxing Hall of Fame The Olympic Games New York Times
1972 Arab Terrorists Take Israeli Hostages at the Munich Olympics Israeli Massacre at the Munich Olympics Israel Terrorism CNN History Channel New York Times
1989 Chris Evert Is Defeated by Zina Garrison 7-6, 6-2 in Evert's Last U.S. Open Match Chris Evert Tennis Hall of Fame U.S. Open

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