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1848 Caroline Ardelia Yale (Vermont-born Educator of the Deaf) Vermont Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note Deafness Special Needs Education
1907 Gene Autry (Texas-born Country & Western Singer, Actor) Gene Autry Actors Film Country & Western Musicians Baseball Team Owner
Sports Figures
1908 Eddie Tolan (Colorado-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Colorado Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame The Olympic Games African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1926 Chuck Cooper (Pennsylvania-born African-American Pioneer in Professional Basketball) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Basketball African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1956 Sebastian Coe (English-born Gold Medal Runner in the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games) English Sports Figures Track and Field The Olympic Games
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1975 Casey Stengel (Missouri-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Missouri Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
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1954 With Back to Home Plate, Willie Mays Catches 450-foot blast by Vic Wertz Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures New York Times
1957 Pittsburgh Pirates Defeat NY Giants 9-1 in Last Game at Polo Grounds New York City Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times

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