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Sports Figures
1906 Irving Jaffee (New York City-born Gold Medal-Winning Speed Skater, 1932 Winter Olympics) New York City Sports Figures Speed Skating 1932 Winter Olympics
1938 Gaylord Perry (North Carolina-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) North Carolina Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1940 Merlin Olsen (Utah-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Utah Sports Figures Pro Football Hall of Fame Little House on the Prairie
1961 Dan Marino (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Football Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1976 Urban "Red" Faber (Iowa-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Iowa Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
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1824 Hurricane Drowns 83 people on St. Simons Island Along the Georgia Coast Georgia Hurricane Death University of Georgia
1884 In Heidelberg, Germany Dr. Carl Koller Demonstrates Cocaine as a Topical, Local Anesthetic Germany Scientific Research Intellihealth
1895 Glenn "Pop" Warner Begins Job As University of Georgia's First Football Coach Georgia University of Georgia Football College Football Hall of Fame University of Georgia
1901 The Detroit Tigers Record Their Most Lopsided Shutout Victory, Beating Cleveland 21-0 Detroit, Michigan Baseball Major League Baseball State of Michigan
1931 Zelda Fitzgerald Is Released from Prangins Clinic in Nyon, Switzerland Switzerland F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors Mental Health American Collection
1997 FDA Bans Sales of Popular Diet Drugs Fenfluramine & Dexfenfluramine US FDA Drugs CNN

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