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1874 Joe Gans (Maryland-born African-American Member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame) Maryland Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1903 William DeHart Hubbard (Ohio-born African-American Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame; First African-American to Win an Olympic Gold Medal) Ohio Sports Figures 1924 Summer Olympics Track & Field Hall of  Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1914 Joe DiMaggio (California-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Joe Dimaggio National Baseball Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1885 King Alfonso XII of Spain Spain Tuberculosis
1944 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
1885 By a Margin of Just over 200 Votes, Atlanta and Fulton County Residents Approved a Referendum for Prohibition Atlanta, Georgia Voting Drugs 18th Amendment University of Georgia
1915 University of Delaware Football Team Defeats William & Mary 93-0 Deleware Education Virginia Education Football University of Delaware University of William & Mary State of Delaware
1948 A High School Football Championship Game Is the First "Wide-Audience" Television Broadcast for Viewers in Washington's Puget Sound Area Washington Media Football Television Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1950 High Winds, Low Temperatures and Snow Cause 160 Deaths Across the Eastern United States Wind Temperature Snow Death History Channel
1974 Christiaan Barnard Performs the World's First Double Heart Transplant Christiaan Barnard Medical Research Heart Transplants Historic Firsts CBS South African History
1975 Robert S. Ledleyfor Is Granted Patent #3,922,522 for a "Diagnostic X-ray Systems" Known as CAT-Scan Medical Research Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks USPTO
2002 The Baltimore Ravens Hire Ozzie Newsome as the First African-American General Manager in the National Football League Maryland Sports Figures Alabama Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame National Football League African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Baltimore Sun African American Registry

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