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1951 Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson (Detroit-born African-American Pediatric Neurosurgeon) Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson Health Care Profesisonals African American Scientists and Mathematicians
Sports Figures
1971 Lance Armstrong (Texas-born Bicycling Champion: 7-time Winner of the Tour de France) Lance Armstrong Bicycling
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2002 Bob Hayes (Florida-born African American Olympic Sprint Champion, Professional Football Player) Bob Hayes Track and Field The Olympic Games Football Famous African Americans
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1830 Tom Thumb Locomotive Loses Race to a Horse Railroads Horse Racing History of Technology
1895 In Davenport, Iowa, D.D. Palmer Credits the First Chiropractic Adjustment with Restoring a Man's Hearing Davenport, Iowa Medicine Sherman College
1977 Ted Turner Wins the America's Cup Yacht Race Ted Turner Sailing America's Cup New York Times
1990 The International Olympic Committee Awards the 1996 Summer Olympics to Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia 1996 Summer Olympics University of Georgia
1999 Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs Is First Professional Baseball Player to hit 60 HR in a Season Twice Sammy Sosa Chicago Sports Figures Major League Baseball Latin-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts New York Times

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