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Performing Artists
1896 Florence Mills (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Singer, Dancer) Washington, D.C. Performing Artists Dance African-American Performing Artists African-American Registry
1911 Charles "Truck" Parham (Chicago-born African-American Bassist, Drummer) Chicago Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African-American Registry
1938 Etta James (Los Angeles-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Los Angeles Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1943 Tobe Hooper (Texas-born Filmmaker) Tobe Hooper Filmmakers
1981 Alicia Keys (New York City-born African-American Singer) New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1918 Ernie Harwell (Georgia-born Media Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures Media Radio Television Baseball Hall of Fame
1924 Lou Groza (Ohio-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Professional Football  Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1886 A 6-day Bicycle Race Begins in Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Bicycle Racing Minnesota Historical Society
1895 James J. Corbett Knocks Out Charley Mitchell to Retain His Heavyweight Boxing Title San Francisco Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame Florida Historical Society
1924 The First Winter Olympic Games Open At Chamonix, France France 1924 Winter Olympics Historic Firsts History Channel New York Times
1926 Hollywood Film Studios Open Central Casting Film Actors History Channel
1932 The Janesville, Wisconsin Council Fails to Pass an Ordinance That Would Permit Dancing on Sunday Janesville, Wisconsin Dancing Lae & Legal Resources Wisconsin Historical Society
1945 For $2.8 Million, Dan Topping and Del Webb Buy the New York Yankees New York Yankees Baseball Business & Economics USA Today
1949 The First Emmy Awards Are Presented Television Emmy Awards Historic Firsts History Channel
1959 Alaska's First Indoor Artificially Heated Swimming Pool Opens in Fairbanks Fairbanks, Alaska Swimming Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1960 Penalties Proposed for Disc Jockeys Accepting Payola Radio Popular Music Crime History Channel
1961 John F. Kennedy Presidential News Conference First Broadcast on Live TV President John Kennedy The American Presidency Television Historic Firsts History Channel
1980 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Begins Broadcasting Television African-American History Black Entertainment Television The Cable Center
1998 Denver Defeats Green Bay 31-24 in Super Bowl XXXII Football NFL Logo USA Today New York Times
1999 Six Members of the International Olympic Committee Face Bribery Charges The Olympics BBC
2003 Serena Williams Defeats Big Sister, Venus, to Win the Australian Open Tennis Title Serena Williams Venus Williams Tennis African-American Sports Figures New York Times

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