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OCTOBER 9

1860 Leonard Wood (New Hampshire-born Medical Officer and Governor General of the Philippines: 1921-7) The Philippines New Hampshire Military Leaders Medicine
1873 Charles Walgreen (Illinois-born Founder of the Walgreen Drug Store Chain) Charles Walgreen Medicines & Pharmaceuticals
Sports Figures
1903 Walter O'Malley (New York City-born Attorney; Owner of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers) New York City Sports Figures Law & Legal Resources Business Major League Baseball Baseball Official Web Site
1889 Rube Marquard (Ohio-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1955 Mike Singletary (Texas-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame
1970 Annika Sorenstam (Swedish Golfer) Sweden Golf
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1915 Auto Racer Gil Anderson First to Average 100+ mph in a Race Auto Racing Historic Firsts History Channel
1916 Pitcher Babe Ruth of the Red Sox Pitches 13 Scoreless Innings to Win Game 2 of the World Series Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball New York Times
1963 Mud Slide at Italy's Vajont Dam Kills 3,000+ Italy Dams Death Suburban Eenergy Managerment Project
1979 Minnesota's Rose Totino Patents Her "Crisp Crust" Frozen Pizza Crust Minnesota Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Trademarks and Patents Foods and Nutrition Minnesota Historical Society
1995 8.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 49, Injures 100, Leaves 1,000 Homeless Along Mexico's Jalisco Coast Mexico Earthquakes Death USGS
1997 North Carolina Basketball Coach, Dean Smith, Retires with 879 Wins in 36 Years As Coach University of North Carolina Basketball Hall of Fame New York Times

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