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1930 Samuel Kountz (Arkansas-born African-American Physician) Arkansas Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine African-American Scientists & Mathematicians
Sports Figures
1931 Mickey Mantle (Oklahoma-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Oklahoma Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Biography
1937 Juan Marichal (Dominican Republic-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Dominican Republic Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Latin-American Studies
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1524 Thomas Linacre (English Doctor, Priest And Scholar: Founder of England's Royal College of Physicians) English Scientists & Mathematicians Health Care Intellihealth
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1941 Fire Destroys Several Businesses in Laurel, Delaware Laurel, Delaware Fire Business State of Delaware
1949 A 69 Pound, 11 Ounce Muskie Is Caught Near Hayward, Wisconsin Hayward, Wisconsin Fish Fishing Wisconsin Historical Society
1962 Dedication Ceremonies Are Held for the Vocational Rehabilitation Center for the Deaf in Delavan, Wisconsin Delavan, Wisconsin Education Deafness Special Needs Education Wisconsin School for the Deaf Wisconsin Historical Society
1968 Dick Fosbury Flops 7' 4.25" to Win Olympic High Jump Gold Oregon Sports Figures 1968 Summer Olympics New York Times
1982 The St. Louis Cardinals Defeat the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 7 of the World Series St. Louis, Missouri Milwaukee, Wisconsin Baseball Major League Baseball Wisconsin Historical Society
1991 Fire in Oakland, California Kills 25 People and Injures Dozens More While Destroying 2,449 Homes and Creating $1.5B Damage Oakland, California Fire Business Death LearnCalifornia
1992 Toronto Blue Jays Beat Atlanta Braves in First World Series Game Outside U.S. Canada Baseball Historic Firsts Major League Baseball

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