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DECEMBER 29

1953 Stanley "Tookie" Williams (New Orleans-born African-American Gang Member; Author of Children's Book on Gangs and Violence) New Orleans Authors and Illustrators Young-Adult Authors Crime African-American Registry
Sports Figures
1881 Jess Willard (Kansas-born Member of the international Boxing Hall of Fame) Kansas Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame
1936 Raymond Ernest Nitschke (Illinois-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Illinois Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame Wisconsin Historical Society
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1978 In Florida, Ohio State Football Coach Woody Hayes Punches a Clemson University Player in the Last Minute of the Gator Bowl Florida Ohio Sports Figures South Carolina College Football Hall of Fame Ohio State Fotball Clemson Football The Gator Bowl New York Times
1989 Smoking Is Banned on Canada's Domestic Flights Canadian Government Aviation Tobacco Law and Legal Resources Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1998 Six Die As Storm Waves Hit Competitors in Australia's Annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Australia Boating Storms Oceans Death BBC

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