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Performing Artists
1934 Ellis Marsalis (New Orleans-born African-American Jazz Musician) Ellis Marsalis Jazz Education Famous African Americans
1906 Louise Brooks (Kansas-born Actress) Louise Brooks Actors
1919 Veronica Lake (New York City-born Actress) Veronica Lake Actors Film
1947 Buckwheat Zydeco (Louisiana-born African-American Accordionist, Pianist, Singer ) Louisiana Performing Artists Amercian Performing Artists African American Performing Artists
1959 Valerie Wellington (Chicago-born African-American Blues Singer) Chicago Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists Leaders African American Registry
Sports Figures
1915 Mabel Fairbanks (New York City-born African-American Member of the World Skating Hall of Fame) New York City Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Figure Skating Hall of Fame African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1879 The First Bicycle in the Washington Territory Arrives in Seattle Washington Bicycling Historic Firsts History Link
1917 Mike O'Dowd, "The Cyclone of St. Paul, Minnesota," Defeats Al McCoy to Win Boxing's Middleweight Title Minnesota Sports Figures Boxing Minnesota Historical Society
1945 Tony Hulman Buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis Motor Speedway Auto Racing Business & Economics ESPN
1970 Marshall University Football Team Players and Coaches Perish in Plane Crash Football Air Disasters West Virginia Archives
1996 Michael Jackson Gets Married Michael Jackson Popular Musicians Famous African Americans History Channel

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