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Performing Artists
1903 Jimmy Rushing (Oklahoma-born African-American Singer, Pianist) Oklahoma Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1946 Valerie Simpson (New York-born Singer) Valerie Simpson Popular Musicians
1960 Branford Marsalis (New Orleans-born African-American Musician) Branford Marsalis Jazz Popular Musicians Famous African Americans
1980 Macauley Culkin (New York City-born Actor) Macauley Culkin Actors Film
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1930 Lon Chaney (Colorado-born Actor) Colorado Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1935 John Willys (New York-born Inventor of the Jeep) New York Business Leaders Business Automotives
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1902 Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show Arrives in Portland, Oregon Portland, Oregon Buffalo Bill Cody SalemOregon.com
1920 19th Amendment Goes into Effect Giving Women the Right to Vote 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Women's Suffrage Voting Writer's Almanac History Channel New York Times Court TV HistoryLink
1935 900-Hour Dance Marathon Ends in Bellingham, Washington Washington Dance HistoryLink
1939 WXBS Broadcasts First Televised Baseball Game (Reds & Giants) Television Baseball New York Historic Firsts New York Times History Channel
1947 Dan Bankhead Is First African-American Pitcher in Major-league Baseball Baseball African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts USA Today
1957 Ford Rolls Out Its First Edsel Ford Automobiles Business & Economics History Channel
1961 Hockey Hall of Fame Opens in Toronto Canada Hockey Hall of Fame New York Times
1970 Jimi Hendrix Opens the Electric Lady Recording Studio in New York New York City Jimi Hendrix Popular Music History Channel
1981 In Koblenz, Germany Steve Ovett Sets World Record for the Mile Run (3:48.4), but It Will Only Stand for Two Days Germany Steve Ovett Track & Field University of Plymouth
1985 Yugo Is Introduced to the American Market Automobiles Business & Economics U.S. History History Channel
South African Runner, Zola Budd, Smashes World Record for 5000m Zola Budd Track and Field BBC South African History
1999 Michael Johnson (TX) Sets World 400m Record in Spain: 43.18s Spain Texas Sports Figures Track And Field African-American Sports Figures New York Times

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