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Sports Figures
1914 Jack LaLanne (San Francisco-born Fitness Pioneer) San Francisco Sports Figures Health & Fitness
1925 Bobby Shantz (Pennsylvania-born Professional Baseball Player) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Sports Illustrated
1981 Serena Williams (Michigan-born African-American Tennis Player) Serena Williams Tennis African-American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2006 Byron Nelson (Texas-born Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) Byron Nelson World Golf Hall of Fame Who Am I?
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1928 Health Authorities at Belle Glade, Florida Cremate 306 Bodies of Victims of September 15-16 Hurricane Belle Glade, Florida Hurricanes Death Florida Historical Society
1934 Green Bay, Wisconsin Native, Adolph Wiater, Is the First Fighter to Go 10 Rounds with Joe Louis, Losing in a Decision Green Bay, Wisconsin Joe Louis Boxing African-American Sports Figures Wisconsin Historical Society
1956 President Eisenhower Suffers a Heart Attack President Dwight Eisenhower Health Care Heart Disease/Heart Attacks History Channel
1961 Roger Maris Ties Babe Ruth's Record with 60th Home Run Roger Maris Babe Ruth Baseball New York Times
1995 The Bruins Play the Final Game in the Boston Garden Boston NHL Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1998 NCAA-Record 111,238 Fans Watch Michigan Defeat Michigan State, 29-17 Michigan Football State of Michigan

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