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1939 Harvey Pekar (Ohio-born Creator of the American Splendor Comic Book Series) Ohio Authors Young-adult Authors Official Web Site Writer's Almanac
1943 R.L. Stine (Ohio-born Author of Creepy Children's Books) R.L. Stine Young-adult Authors
1890 Eddie Rickenbacker (Ohio-born World War I Flying Ace, World Record Race Car Driver) Eddie Rickenbacker Automobile Racing Aviation World War I
1890 Eddie Rickenbacker (Ohio-born World War I Flying Ace, World Record Race Car Driver) Eddie Rickenbacker Automobile Racing Aviation World War I
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1924 In West Virginia, the Cincinnati Reds Play the McDowell County All-Stars McDowell County, West Virginia Ohio Sports Figures Major League Baseball West Virginia State Archives
1984 Atlanta, Braves Knuckleball Pitcher Phil Niekro Wins His 300th Game Atlanta, Georgia Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball University of Georgia

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