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OCTOBER 2

Sports Figures
1932 Maury Wills (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Major League Baseball) Washington, D.C. Sports Figures African American Sports Figures Baseball ESPNl
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1985 Rock Hudson (Illinois-born Actor; AIDS) Illinois Performing Artists Famous American Entertainers Film AIDS
1998 Gene Autry (Texas-born Country & Western Singer, Actor) Gene Autry Actors Film Country & Western Musicians Baseball Team Owner
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1919 President Woodrow Wilson Suffers Paralyzing Stroke Woodrow Wilson The American Presidency Stroke New York Times
1920 Reds & Pirates Play 0nly Triple-Header in Major League History Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts Society for American Baseball Research
1948 New York's Watkins Glen International Hosts Its First Grand Prix Races New York Auto Racing Historic Firsts Watkins Glen International History Channel
1965 Phillies Pitcher, Chris Short, Strikes Out 18 New York Mets in 15 Innings Philadelphia New York City Delaware Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball State of Delaware
1974 Researchers Link Smoking Marijuana to Brain Damage Scientific Research Marijuana The Brain BBC
1983 In Jefferson, Wisconsin, Ground Is Broken for an Addition to St. Coletta School for Developmentally Disabled People Jefferson, Wisconsin Education Special Needs Education Wisconsin Historical Society

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