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Sports Figures
1921 Roy Campanella (Pennsylvania-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Roy Campanella Baseball Hall of Fame Special Education African American Sports Figures
1966 Gail Devers (Seattle, Washington African-American 2-time 100m Olympic Track Champion: 1992, 1996) Washington Sports Figures Track & Field The 1992 Summer Olympic Games African American Sports Figures USA Track and Field
1977 Kerri Strug (Arizona-born Olympic Champion Gymnast: 1996) Arizona Sports Figures Gymnastics The 1996 Summer Olympic Games Official Web Site
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1824 10,000 Perish as the Neva River Floods St. Petersburg, Russia Russia Rivers Floods Death History Channel
1899 New Orleans Surgeon, Rudolph Matas, Is First to Administer Spinal Anesthetic in U.S. New Orleans Medical Research Historic Firsts American Society of Anesthesiologists
1966 In East Lansing. Michigan, #1 Notre Dame Ties #2 Michigan State 10-10 in the "College Football Game of the Century" East Lansing, Michigan Football Michigan State Notre Dame New York Times State of Michigan
1969 Brazilian Soccer Great, Pele, Scores His 1,000th Professional Goal Against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium Pele Soccer History Channel New York Times
1991 In Colombia, a 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 2 People and Damages 28 Homes Colombia Earthquake Death USGS
1997 An Iowa Seamstress, Bobbi McCaughey, Gives Birth to the Second Set of Septuplets Known to be Born Alive Iowa Child Health Care Child Care New York Times
2001 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants Is the First Baseball Player to Win Four Most Valuable Player Awards San Francisco Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts African American Sports Figures New York Times
2003 Suffering from the Flu, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Collapses While Delivering a Speech to Parliament Egyptian Political and Social Leaders Flu South African History

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