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Performing Artists
1868 Marie Dressler (Canadian Actress) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1886 Ed Wynn (Pennsylvania-born Actor) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1913 Hedy Lamarr (Austrian Actress) Hedy Lamarr Actors Film
1922 Dorothy Dandridge (Ohio-born African-American Actress) Dorothy Dandridge Actors Film African American Performing Artists
1952 Lou Ferrigno (New York City-born Actor: "The Incredible Hulk") New York City Performing Artists Actors Television The Incredible Hulk Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1913 Ted Rhodes (Tennessee-born African-American Golfer) Tennessee Sports Figures Golf African American Sports Figures African American Registry
1923 Alice Coachman Davis (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures African American Registry
1935 Bob Gibson (Nebraska-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Nebraska Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2006 Ed Bradley (Pennsylvania-born African-American Broadcast Journalist) Ed Bradley Journalism Television African-American Performing Artists
1825 Thomas Drummond Invents Limelight, a Dramatic Improvement for Stage Lighting British Scientists & Mathematicians Stage & Theater Lemoyne College
1895 In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Pabst Theater Is Completed as an All-Electric Theater Featuring Air Conditioning Milwaukee, Wisconsin Stage and Theater Electricity Wisconsin Historical Society
1912 Carlisle Indian School, PA (Pop Warner, coach - Jim Thorpe, star) Stuns Army 27-6 Pennsylvania Jim Thorpe Native Americans College Football Hall of Fame NY Times
1953 Supreme Court Upholds Major League Baseball's Exemption from Antitrust Laws U.S. Supreme Court Federal Anti-trust Laws Major League Baseball USA Today
1965 Nate Thurmond Grabs Career-high 42 Rebounds for the Warriors vs. Detroit Ohio Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame NBA USA Today
1996 Ground Is Broken for the Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park Milwaukee, Wisconsin Baseball Milwaukke Brewers Wisconsin Historical Society
2005 The Presidential Medal of Freedom Is Presented to Frank Robinson, Muhammad Ali & Jack Nicklaus President George W. Bush Baseball Hall of Fame Boxing Hall of Fame Golf Hall of Fame CNN

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