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1928 Keith Jackson (Georgia-born Sports Broadcaster) Georgia Sports Figures Football Television Internet Movie Database
1933 Forrest Gregg (Texas-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
1939 Mike Ditka (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
1942 Willie Horton (Detroit-born African-American Professional Baseball Player) Detroit Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball African-American Sports Figures State of Michigan
1956 Martina Navratilova (Czech Republic-born American Member of the Tennis Hall of Fame) Martina Navratilova International Tennis Hall of Fame
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1911 Alfred Binet (French Psychologist) French Scientists & Mathematicians Psychology
2005 Hal Lebovitz (Ohio-born Sports Writer Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Ohio Authors and Illustrators Journalism Baseball Hall of Fame
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1645 English Physician Daniel Whistler Is the First to Describe the Bone-Deformity Disease Rickets English Scientists and Mathematicians Rickets Historic Firsts Intellihealth
1858 The First Racine, Wisconsin Police Force Is Established by the City Council Racine, Wisconsin Law Enforce Agencies Racine Police Department Wisconsin Historical Society
1881 St. Luke's Hospital Is Founded in St. Paul, Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota Health Care Minnesota Historical Society
1896 St. Agnes Hospital Opens for African Americans in Raleigh, North Carolina North Carolina Health Care African American Heritage African American Registry UNC-TV
1906 Hurricane with 120 mph Winds Hits Key West, Florida, Killing 130 Florida Hurricanes Death Florida State Historical Society
1918 State of Georgia Reports 2,749 New Flu Cases and 48 Deaths within Last 24 Hours Georgia 1918 Influenza Flu Pandemic University of Georgia
1924 Red Grange Scores the First 4 Times He Has the Ball: Illinois 39 Michigan 14 College Football Hall of Fame University of Illinois Football University of Michigan Football New York Times
1968 Bob Beamon and Lee Evans Smash World Records at Mexico City Olympics Mexico City Olympics Afican-American Sports Figures New York Times
Tommie Smith and John Carlos Suspended for Black Power Salute on Olympic Medals Stand Mexico City Olympics Civil Rights/Human Rights Afican-American Sports Figures New York Times
1981 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 15, Creates Landslides in Venezuela Venezuela Earthquakes Death USGS
1984 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 3 in Turkey, Damages 75,000 Homes Turkey Earthquakes Death USGS
1989 6.9 Magnitude California Earthquake Kills 62, Cancels Game 3 of the World Series California Earthquakes Major League Baseball Death USGS
5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 29 in China China Earthquakes Death USGS
1992 7.3 Magnitude Colombian Earthquake Triggers Mud Volcano and Landslides Colombia Earthquakes Death USGS

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