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Sports Figures
1907 Buck Leonard (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Buck Leonard Notable African Americans Baseball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1900 Hurricane Hits Galveston, TX: 6,000 - 8,000 Die Galveston Hurricane Hurricanes Death Library of Congress
1911 Children's Orthopedic Hospital Opens on Seattle's Queen Anne Hill Washington Children's Health Care HistoryLink
1957 Althea Gibson 1st African-American Woman to Win U.S. Singles Championship Althea Gibson Tennis African-American History Historic Firsts History Channel
1985 Cincinnati's Red Pete Rose Ties Ty Cobb's Career Record, 4,191 Hits Pete Rose Ty Cobb Baseball University of Georgia
1998 Mark McGwire Hits 62nd HR to Break Roger Maris' Single Season Record Baseball Roger Maris Baseball Almanac
2001 Williams Sisters Compete in First All-Black Women's U.S. Open Tennis Final Serena Williams Venus Williams Tennis African-American History African American Registry

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