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1943 Billie Jean King (California-born Member of the Tennis Hall of Fame) Billie Jean King Tennis
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1902 Walter Reed (Virginia-born Physician: Researcher of Yellow Fever) Walter Reed Medical Research Yellow Fever
1900 In Milton, Delaware, the A. B. Robinson Canning Factory Is Destroyed by Fire Milton, Delaware Fire Business State of Delaware
1901 Stetson Defeats the University of Florida 6-0 in Its First Intercollegiate Football Game Florida Education Football Historic Firsts Stetson University University of Florida Florida Historical Society
1910 A.F. Knight of Schenectady, N.Y Receives First Patent for Steel Shaft Golf Club New York Scientists & Inventors Golf Inventors & Inventions Trademarks & Patents Dynacraft Golf (pdf)
1929 Jack Kerouac's Prep School Football Achievements Are Featured in the Lowell Sun Newspaper Jack Kerouac American Authors Football American Collection
1935 Kid Chissell and Billie Boyd Win 62-day Dance Marathon in Wenatchee, WA Washington Dance History Link
1965 Muhammad Ali Defeats Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas for World Heavyweight Title Nevada Muhammed Ali Floyd Patterson Sports Illustrated
1966 University of Florida's Steve Spurrier Wins the Heisman Trophy Florida University of Florida Heisman Trophy Florida Historical Society
1986 20-year-old Mike Tyson Is the Youngest Heavyweight Champion in History New York City Sports Figures Boxing African-American Sports Figures New York Times
George Branham Is First African American to Win Pro Bowler Association Event Bowling African-American History Historic Firsts African American Registry
1995 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 8 and Injures 30 in Egypt Egypt Earthquakes Death USGS
2003 England Defeats Australia for Rugby World Cup England Australia Rugby BBC

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