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OCTOBER 14

Sports Figures
1896 Oscar Charleston (Indiana-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Indiana Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African American Registry
1910 John Wooden (Indiana-born Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as Both a Player and Coach) John Wooden Basketball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1905 Christy Mathewson Shuts Out the A's for Third Time in the World Series Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1916 Washington & Lee Refuses to Allow Rutgers' Paul Robeson to Play FB Game Paul Robeson Football Rutgers University Washington and Lee African American Registry
1930 In Janesville, Wisconsin, 76-year-old Silas Bliven Is Fined $250 and Sentenced to 30 Days "Hard Labor" for Illegal Possession of Alcohol Janesville, Wisconsin Crime Law and Legal Resources 18th Amendment Wisconsin Historical Society
1964 American Billy Mills Wins the 10,000 M Run at the Tokyo Olympics Japan Tokyo Olympic Games Native-American Studies New York Times
1968 Jim Hines Sets 100-M Dash World-record 9.95 S at Mexico City Olympics Mexico Mexico City Olympic Games African American Sports Figures
1990 Jerry Rice Ties NFL Record with Five Touchdown Catches against Atlanta Football African American Sports Figures
1993 Researchers Announce Cystic Fibrosis Correctable by Gene Therapy Gene Therapy Cystic Fibrosis
1998 150 mph Winds from Typhoon Zeb Kill 74 People in the Philippines The Philippines Hurricanes & Typhoons Death USA Today

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