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OCTOBER 15

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United States: White Cane Safety Day
(Observed annually on October 15 as per a 1964 act of Congress)
Blindness National Arachives and Records Admnistration
Sports Figures
1858 John L. Sullivan (Massachusetts-born Member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame) Massachusetts Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame
1945 Jim Palmer (New York City-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) New York City Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1951 Roscoe Tanner (Tennessee-born Professional Tennis Player) Tennesee Sports Figures Tennis
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1880 A Blizzard Kills At Least 6 People in Minnesota's Pipestone and Cottonwood Counties Minnesota Snow Death Minnesota Historical Society
1884 The Florida Dental Association Is Founded in Jacksonville at a Meeting in Library Hall Jacksonville, Florida Health Care Professions Florida Dental Association Florida Historical Society
1910 The University of Illinois Hosts the First College Homecoming Football Game Illinois Football Education Historic Firsts University of Illinois (pdf)
1918 Film Studios Stop Releasing Movies Due to Flu Pandemic Flu Pandemic Film History Channel
1946 V8 Trademark Is Registered for Canned Mixed Vegetable Juices Patents and Trademarks V8 logo USPTO
1954 Hurricane Hazel Ravages the North America's Eastern Seaboard From South Carolina to Toronto, Canada; 176 People Die Toronto, Canada Hurricanes Flooding Death History Channel Weather Channel Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1964 Florida's Bob Hayes Wins the Olympic Gold Medal in the 100-meter Dash at the Tokyo Games Bob Hayes Track and Field 1964 Summer Olympics African-American Sports Figures Florida Historical Society
1968 Al Oerter Is First Athlete to Win Same Track Event in Four Consecutive Olympics Al Oerter The Olympics Track & Field Hall of Fame New York Times
Wyomia Tyus Wins Second Consecutive Olympic Gold for 100M Dash Georgia Sports Figures The Olympics Track & Field Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures International Olympic Committee
1972 Jackie Robinson Throws Out the Ceremonial First Pitch at the Second Game of the World Series Jackie Robinson Baseball World Series Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Library of Congress
1989 Wayne Gretzky Sets the NHL Scoring Record: 1,850 Career Pts Canadian Sports Figures Ice Hockey Hall of Fame History Channel CBC New York Times
1991 Pizza Hut Trademark Registered Patents & Trademarks Business & Economics Pizza Hut U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1997 In Nevada, British Royal Air Force Pilot Andy Green Twice Breaks the Speed of Sound in a Jet-Powered Car British Sports Figures Nevada Auto Raciing Historic Firsts New York Times
2001 Office of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle Opens Anthrax-tainted Letter U.S. Congress War on Terrorism Anthrax CNN

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