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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1948 Hack Wilson (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Frame
1889 University of Wisconsin Plays Its First Football Game, Losing 27-0 to the Calumet Club of Milwaukee Wisconsin Sports Figures Football Historic Firsts University of Wisconsin Football Wisconsin Historical Society
1909 A Janesville, Wisconsin Man Is Put on Trial for Falsely Selling Oleo as Butter Janesville, Wisconsin Fooda and Nutrition Crime Wisconsin Historical Society
1921 Willis-Campbell Act Prohibits Doctors from Prescribing Liquor for Medicinal Purposes U.S. Congress Heal Care Illegal Drugs Law & Legal Resources University of Pittsburgh
1945 U.S. Ends Most Wartime Food Rationing, of Meat, Butter, and Other Foods World War II Foods and Nutrition The New York Times
1950 Laurel, Delaware High School Football Player, Ronnie Waller, Sets a State Record of 33 Touchdowns, and 33 Extra Points in 8 Games Laurel, Delaware Football State of Delaware
1964 Houston's Michael DeBakey Performs World's First Successful Coronary Bypass Surgery Texas The Heart Medical Research Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1977 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 70 in Argentina Argentina Earthquakes Death USGS
1980 A Series of Earthquakes Devastates Southern Italy: 4,800 Die Italy Earthquakes Death USGS
1984 Boston College Defeats National Champion Miami 47-45 on Doug Flutie's "Hail Mary" Pass 1984 Heisman Trophy Winner USA Today Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1998 U.S. States, Territories and Posssessions Reach a Master Settlement Agreement with American Tobacco Companies Wisconsin Government Tobacco Law and Legal Resources Economics University of Dayton Wisconsin Historical Society

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