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1892 Earle Dickson (Tennessee-born Inventor of the Band-Aid) Tennessee Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Health Care Johnson and Johnson
1927 Hazel Johnson (Pennsylvania-born African-American Military Leader) Hazel Johnson Famous American Military Leaders Famous African Americans
Sports Figures
1920 Frank Sinkwich (Pennsylvania-born 1942 Heisman Trophy Winner) Pennsylvania Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame 1942 Heisman Trophy Winner New Georgia Encyclopedia
1937 Bruce Devlin (Professional Golfer) Golf
1969 Brett Favre (Mississippi-born Professional Football Player) Mississippi Sports Figures Football Wisconsin Historical Society
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1899 African-American Inventor, I.R. Johnson, Patents a Bicycle Frame Patents & Trademarks Bicycling Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists & Inventors St/ Louis Public Library
1901 Henry Ford Defeats Alexander Winton in Grosse Point, Michigan Auto Race Michigan Henry Ford Auto Racing Henry Ford Museum
1918 In Minnesota, a Forest Fire Begins That Will Burn 38 Communities and Kill 435 People Minnesota Trees Fire Safety Death Minnesota Historical Society
1926 St. Louis Cardinals Defeat the New York Yankees Game Seven of the World Series Missouri New York City Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1931 St. Louis Cardinals' Spitball Pitcher Burleigh Grime Beats the Philadelphia Athletics, 4-2, in the 7th Game of the World Series Missouri Sports Figures Pennsylvania Sports Figures Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame Wisconsin Historical Society
1938 Forest Fire Kills 21 People in Minnesota's Arrowhead Region Minnesota Trees Fire Safety Death Minnesota Historical Society
1949 A Wind Storm Sweeps through Minnesota, Causing $10M Damage to Corn Crops and $1M Property Damage in St. Paul St. Paul, Minnesota Wind Farming & Agriculture Economics Minnesota Historical Society
1963 Residents of Rock County, Wisconsin Visit Clinics to Receive the Sabin Oral Vaccine Against Polio Rock Polio Wisconsin Historical Society
1968 Detroit Tigers Win World Series Game Seven Against St. Louis Detroit Missouri Major League Baseball State of Michigan
1980 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 5,000, Injures 9,000 in Algeria Algeria Earthquake Death USGS
1982 Milwaukee Brewers Are the First Team to Win a League Championship Series After Trailing 2 Games to 0 Wisconsin Sports Figures Major League Baseball Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1986 5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 10,000, Injures 9,000 in El Salvador El Salvador Earthquake Death USGS

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