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DECEMBER 14

1920 Rosemary Sutcliff (English Children's Author) Rosemary Sutcliff Young-adult Authors Special Needs Education
Sports Figures
1925 Sam Jones (Ohio-born African-American Professional Baseball Player) Ohio Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Baseball African American Registry
1939 Ernie Davis (Pennsylvania-born African-American Winner of the 1961 Heisman Trophy) Ernie Davis African-American Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame 1961 Heisman Trophy Winner
1946 Stan Smith (California-born Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures International Tennis Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1920 George Gipp (Michigan-born University of Notre Dame Football Player: "Win One for the Gipper") Michigan Sports Figures University of Notre Dame College Football Hall of Fame
1943 John Harvey Kellogg (Michigan-born Found of Kellogg) John Harvey Kellogg Foods and Nutrition Business & Economics Kellogg
1980 Elston Howard (Missouri-born First African-American to Play for the New York Yankees) Missouri Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Baseball New York Yankees
1985 Roger Maris (Minnesota-born Professional Baseball Player Who Broke Babe Ruth's Record with 61 Home Runs in a Season) Roger Maris Baseball New York Yankees
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1837 Republic of Texas Establishes a Medical Licensing Board Republic of Texas Medicine Texas State Historical Association
1922 The Kellogg Company Is Incorporated Michigan Businesses & Corporations Foods and Nutrition Kellogg
1947 NASCAR Is Founded in Dayton Beach, Florida Florida NASCAR USA Today History Channel
1967 British Lawn Tennis Assoc. Agrees to Allow Pros to Compete AT Wimbledon Great Britain Wimbledon Tennis USA Today
1978 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 76 in Iran Iran Earthquake Death USGS
1985 UCLA's Men's Soccer Team Defeats American University 1-0 in 8 Overtimes Soccer UCLA American University USA Today

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