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1918 John F. Stegeman (Mississippi-born Physician, Author) Mississippi Authors Medical Professionals Mississippi Writers Project
Sports Figures
1861 James Naismith (Canadian Inventor of the Game of Basketball) James Naismith Inventors & Inventions Basketball Hall of Fame
1887 Walter Johnson (Kansas-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Kansas Sports Figures National Baseball Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1869 The First Intercollegiate Football Game Is Played in New Brunswick, New Jersey (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4) New Brunswick, New Jersey Football Historic Firsts Rutgers Football Princeton Football The New York Times
1929 The Providence Steam Roller Hosts the Chicago Cardinals in the First NFL Night Game Providence, Rhode Island Football Historic Firsts National Football League The New York Times
1977 Georgia's Toccoa Falls Bible Institute Is Destroyed When Barnes Lake Dam Bursts Killing 38 Students Toccoa, Georgia Dams Flooding Death USGS
1983 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 34 and Destroys 3,300 Homes in Eastern China China Earthquake Death USGS
1987 Entering New York Harbor, 21-year-old Tania Aebi Completes Her 2 1/2-year 27,000-Mile Solo Voyage Around the World New York City Naval History Women Earth New York Times
1988 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 730, Injures 3,900, Leaves 267,000 Homeless Along China-Burma Border China Burma Earthquake Death USGS
1990 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 22, Injures 100, Leaves 21,000 Homeless in Southern Iran Iran Earthquake Death USGS
4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Is Felt throughout Southern Quebec Canada Earthquake USGS
2005 Tornado Kills 22 in Southern Indiana Indiana Tornado Death CNN

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