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DECEMBER 16

1882 Jack (John Berry) Hobbs (First English Cricket Player to be Knighted) English Sports Figures Cricket
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1847 Georgia's Governor Signs Legislation Authorizing Construction of a State School for the Deaf Georgia Education Education Deafness University of Georgia
1920 8.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits China's Gansu Province: 200,000 Die China Earthquake Death History Channel Asian History USGS
1973 Buffalo Bills O.J. Simpson Is the First Running Back to Rush for More Than 2,000 Yards in a Single Season New York Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame Historic Firsts New York Times
1982 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 450 People in Afghanistan Afghanistan Earthquake Death USGS

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