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1832 Mary Edwards Walker (New York-born Physician, Feminist, Women's Rights Activist, Civil War Veteran Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor). Mary Edwards Walker Women's Suffrage Medicine American Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor
1946 Art Shell (South Carolina-born African-American Sports Figures) Art Shell Professional Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1898 Thanksgiving Day Storm Kills at Least 450 People in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts New York Connecticut Massachusetts Storm Thanksgiving Day Death History Channel
1956 Reverend Bob Richards Wins His Second Olympic Pole Vault Gold Medal with a Record 14' 11.5" Vault Illinois Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame 1956 Summer Olympics New York Times
1979 China Rejoins the International Olympic Committee China The Olympics Television Arvhives
1999 In the Vanuatu Islands, a 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Collapses Buildings, Killing 5 People, Injuring 40 Vanuatu Earthquake Death USGS

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