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Sports Figures
1862 Connie Mack (Massachusetts-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Connie Mack Baseball Hal of Fame
1916 Charles Boswell (Alabama-born Professional Blind Golfer) Alabama  Sports Figures Golf Blindness Alabama State Archives
1944 Steve Carlton (Florida-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Florida Sports Figures Baseball Hal of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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856 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 200,000 in Damghan, Iran Iran Earthquake Deaths USGS
1894 The United States Golf Association Is Founded in New York City New York City Golf USGA New York Times
1945 Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound Is Incorporated Washington Health Care Group Health Cooperative History Link
1983 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 400+ Along the West African Coast Africa Earthquake Deaths USGS
2001 Shani Davis Is the First African-American to Qualify for the U.S. Olympic Speed Skating Team Chicago Sports Figures Speed Skating Olympic Games African-American Sports Figures African American Registry

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