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1926 Alfred Slote (New York City-born Children's Author: Sports and Science Fiction) Alfred Slote Sports Young-adult Authors
Sports Figures
1914 Paul "Bear" Bryant (Arkansas-born Hall of Fame College Football Coach) Arkansas Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
1916 Hal Lebovitz (Ohio-born Member of the Writers' Wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Ohio Authors and Illustrators Journalism Baseball Hall of Fame
1924 Tom Landry (Texas-born Hall of Fame Football Coach) Texas Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2002 Johnny Unitas (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
1902 The Largest Forest Fire in Washington State's Recorded History Begins Washington Trees Fire Safety Death HistoryLink
1903 Auto Racing Debuts at the Milwaukee Mile Milwaukee, Wisconsin Auto Racing Historic Firsts Milwaukee Mile Wisconsin Historical Society
1912 St. Mary's Hospital Is Dedicated in Madison, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Health Care St. Mary's Hospital Wisconsin Historical Society
1928 Ty Cobb Takes His Last At-Bat in Major League Baseball Ty Cobb Baseball Hall of Fame State of Georgia
1952 The First Artificial Heart Valve Is Implanted The Heart History of Technology Historic Firsts Pediatric Cardiology (pdf)
1960 Wilma Rudolph Wins Her Third Gold Medal of the Rome Olympics Wilma Rudolph African-American Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame 1960 Summer Olympics BBC
1983 Jimmy Connors Wins His Fifth and Final United States Open Tennis Title Jimmy Connors Tennis Hall of Fame U.S. Open New York Times
1985 Pete Rose Breaks Ty Cobb's Record with Career Hit 4,192 Pete Rose Ty Cobb Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1992 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 8, Injures 37, in Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) Zaire Earthquakes Death USGS
1994 Andre Agassi Wins His First United States Open Tennis Title Nevada Sports Figures Tennis U.S. Open New York Times
1999 Serena Williams Wins the U.S. Open Tennis Championship Serena Williams African-American Sports Figures Tennis U.S. Open CNN African American Registry

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