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1935 Mamie Johnson (South Carolina-born African-American Female Professional Baseball Player) South Carolina Sports Figures Baseball Female Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Nego league Baseball Players Association African American Registry
1939 Kathy Whitworth (Texas-born Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Kathy Whitworth World Golf Hall of Fame Women
1949 Mike Schmidt (Ohio-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1959 Beth Heiden (Wisconsin-born Olympic Speed Skater) Wisconsin Sports Figures Speedskating The Olympic Games Wisconsin Historical Society
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1956 Babe Didrikson Zaharias (Texas-born Professional Golfer, Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame) Babe Didrikson Zaharias Women Golf USA Track & Field Hall of Fame
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1829 Dr. J. J. Parrot Is First Person to Climb Turkey's Mount Ararat in Modern Times Turkey Religion Mountain Climbing Historic Firsts Concordia
1894 Aqueduct Race Track Opens in New York City New York City Horse Racing Aqueduct
1906 A Powerful Hurricane Kills Dozens in the Mobile, Alabama Area Mobile, Alabama Hurricanes Death Alabama State Archives
1925 Construction Begins on the 13-mile Nurburgring Racing Circuit Germany Auto Racing Nurburgring
1930 Bobby Jones Wins the U.S. Amateur and Golf's Grand Slam Bobby Jones Golf Hal of Fame New York Times University of Georgia
1950 Heavyweight Champ Ezzard Charles Knocks Out Joe Louis in 15 rounds in New York City for the Heavyweight Boxing Championship Georgia Sports Figures Joe Louis Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1959 Typhoon Vera Batters Japan's Honshu Island: Almost 5,000 Die Japan Hurricanes & Typhoons Death New York Times
1977 Anacleto Montero Sanchez Receives Patent for a Hypodermic Syringe Medical Research Patents & Trademarks Hispanic Heritage U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
1988 Canadian Sprinter Ben Johnson Fails Drug Test, Stripped of Olympic Gold Medal Canadian Sports Figures Illegal Drugs Track & Field 1988 Summer Olympics BBC
1998 Mark McGwire Becomes First to Hit 70 Home Runs in One Season Baseball Sports Illustrated
1999 Detroit's Tiger Stadium Closes After 87 Years Detroit Baseball Major League Baseball Detroit News State of Michigan

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