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DECEMBER 9

1885 Clarence "Bob" Birdseye (new York City-born Frozen Foods Pioneer) Bob Birdseye Foods & Nutrition Inventors & Invention
Sports Figures
1942 Dick Butkus (Chicago-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Chicago Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1930 Rube Foster (Texas-born Founder of the National Negro Baseball League; Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Rube Foster Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Texas State Historical Association
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1935 The First Heisman Trophy Is Presented to the University of Chicago's Jay Berwanger Iowa Sports Figures University of Chicago Heisman Foundation Historic First State Historical Society of Iowa
The Detroit Lions Defeat the New York Giants 26-7 to Win Their First NFL Championship Detroit Football NFL Historic First State of Michigan
1946 Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hospital, Named for the World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Winner, Opens in South Charleston, West Virginia South Charleston, West Virginia Health Care West Virginia State Archives

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