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1866 Kenesaw Mountain Landis (Ohio-born Judge; Commissioner of Major League Baseball: 1920-44) Ohio Sports Figures Law and Legal Resources Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame
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1979 In Minnesota, Artificial Blood Is Used in the United States for the First Time Minnesota Medical Research Blood Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1984 20-year-old Dwight Gooden Youngest National League Rookie of the Year Florida Sports Figures Baseball Famous African Americans Baseball Library
1989 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 4, Destroys 1,000 Homes in China's Sichuan Province China Earthquakes Death USGS
4.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 3 in Southern Iran Iran Earthquakes Death USGS
2001 Federal Health Officials Approve Sale of the World's First Contraceptive Patch, Ortho-Evra Birth Control Ortho-Evra FDA

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