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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1784 Gideon Lincecum (Georgia-born Frontier Physician, Naturalist) Georgia Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine Botany Texas State Historical Association
1895 J. Frank Duryea Wins the First Auto Race in America: Chicago to Evanston and Back Fank Duryea Automobile Racing Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1901 The University of Wisconsin Defeats the University of Chicago, 35-0, to Finish a 9-0 Undefeated Football Season University of Wisconsin University of  Chicago Football Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1905 The Freighter Mataafa Wrecks in the Duluth, Minnesota Harbor During a Storm; 9 Crew Members Freeze to Death Duluth, Minnesota Naval History Storms Death Minnesota Historical Society
1943 Ernie Nevers Is the First Professional Football Player to Score 6 TDs in One Game Minnesota Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame Historic Firsts ESPN
1951 14 Athletes Are the First Inductees into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Wisconsin Sports Figures Sports Historic Firsts Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Wisconsin Historical Society
1961 Ernie Davis Is the First African American Selected for the Heisman Trophy Ernie Davis Heisman Trophy African American Sports Figures Historic Firsts African American Registry
1991 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 1 in Western Iran Iran Earthquake Death USGS

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