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1973 Monica Seles (Yugoslavian Professional Tennis Player) Yugoslavia Tennis
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1902 Meeting in Washington, D.C., 11 Nations Form the Pan American Health Organization Washington, D.C. Health and Fitness Pan American Health Organization
1933 A Horse Racing Track Opens at Charles Town, West Virginia Charles Town, West Virginia Horse Racing West Virginia State Archive
1950 Navy's Football Team Upsets Army 14-2 Before 102,000 Fans in Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Football Navy Football Army Football Wisconsin Historical Society
1956 Bill Russell Paces U.S. Basketball Team to Olympic Gold Medal in Melbourne Australia 1956 Summer Olympics Basketball New York Times
1982 First Permanent Artificial Heart Successfully Implanted in Patient Barney Clark The Heart Medical Research History of Technology Historic Firsts New York Times
1988 Cyclone Kills 140,000 People in Bangladesh Bangladesh Hurricanes & Typhoons Death BBC
1996 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami Strike Kyushu, Japan Japan Earthquake Tsunami USGS
1998 Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates Donates $100M to Immunize Children in Developing Countries Bill Gates Child Health Philanthropy

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