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OCTOBER 24

1926 Tittle, Y.A. (Texas-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1972 Jackie Robinson (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Jackie Robinson Baseball Hall of Fame U.S. Civil Rights Famous African Americans
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1857 England's Sheffield Football Club Is Formed As the World's First Soccer Team Great Britain Soccer Historic Firsts New York Times
1924 The First Patient Is Admitted to St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Health Care Historic Firsts St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington State of Delaware
1959 Wilt Chamberlain Scores 43 Points in His NBA Debut Wilt Chamberlain National Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures New York Times
1980 7.0. Magnitude Earthquake Kills 300, Leaves 150,000 Homeless in Central Mexico Mexico Earthquake Death USGS
1992 Toronto Blue Jays Are First Team Outside the United States to Win the World Series Canada Major League Baseball Historic Firsts New York Times
2001 10 Die in Fire That Fills Switzerland's Gotthard Tunnel Switzerland Fire Safety Death BBC

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