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NOVEMBER 15

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United States: Prematurity Awareness Day
(Observed annually on November 15 since 2003)
Child Advocacy Indiana March of Dimes
1916 Ruth Nita Barrow (Barbados-born Jamaican Nurse, Politician, and Administrator) Barbados Health Care United Nations African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1880 In Minnesota, Fire Kills 10-15 Inmates of the St. Peter State Hospital Mental Asylum Minnesota Mental Health Fire Death Minnesota Historical Society
1941 Grambling Defeats Tillotson 37-6 for Eddie Robinson's First Win of 408 Eddie Robinson Famous African Americans Historic Firsts College Football Hall of Fame National Football Foundation
1960 Elgin Baylor Scores 71 Points for the L.A. Lakers v. the N.Y. Knicks Washington, D.C. Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame Famous African Americans NBA
1962 20-year-old Cassius Clay TKOs 48-year-old Archie Moore in Los Angeles Muhmmad Ali Boxing Hall of Fame Boxing Hall of Fame African Americans Sports Figures World Boxing Association
1964 Kansas City's Len Dawson Sets NFL Record with 7 Fumbles in 28-14 Loss Ohio Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame NFL
1969 The First Wendy's Restaurant Opens in Columbus, Ohio Columbus, Ohio Foods and Nutrition Historic Firsts Wendy's
1989 Leonard Bernstein Refuses a National Medal of the Arts to Protest President George Bush's Position on AIDS Art Exhibit Leonard Bernstein President George Bush AIDS American Public Media
1994 Month-old "Baby Fae" Dies 20 Days After Receiving Transplanted Baboon Heart California Medical Research Primates History Channel
Martina Navratilova Retires from Singles - Career Record: 1,438-212. Martina Navratilova Tennis Hall of Fame BBC

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