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Sports Figures
1911 Buck O'Neil (Florida-born African-American Professional Baseball Player) Florida Sports Figures Baseball African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1947 John Hill Westbrook (Texas-born Collegiate Football Player: First African-American to Play in the Southwest Conference) Texas Sports Figures Football African-American Sports Figures Texas State Historical Association
1962 Vinny Testaverde (New York-born Winner of the 1986 Heisman Trophy) New York Sports Figures Football Heisman Foundation
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1974 Karen Silkwood (Texas-born Union Activist) Texas Political and Social Leaders Labor Nuclear Energy Internet Movie Database Texas State Historical Association
1979 Robert Jarvik Is Granted a U.S. Patent for an Artificial Heart Michigan Scientists & Mathematicians The Heart Medical Research Patents & Trademarks History of Technology USPTO
1985 Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz Erupts - Mudslide Kills 23,000 Colombia Volcanoes Death BBC
1992 Riddick Bowe Defeats Evander Hollyfield to Win the World Heavyweight Boxing Title Boxing African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1995 Pitcher Greg Maddux Is Chosen for His Fourth Straight National League Cy Young Award Texas Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1998 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Five in Southern Iran Iran Earthquake Death USGS

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