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Gipp, George (the Gipper)

Born: 1895 AD
Died: 1920 AD, at 25 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Football Player


1895 - Born on February 18th in Laurium. American football player.

1915 - The Laurium Baseball Team was the champion of the Upper Peninsula with George Gipp playing center field.

1917 - Was the fullback for Notre Dame.

1919 - Gipp was expelled from Notre Dame, allegedly for cutting classes.

1920 - During the Illinois game on November 20nd that Gipp contracted a serious streptococcic infection of the throat.

         - He died on December 14th at 3:27 AM.

1935 - The George Gipp Memorial Park was dedicated on August 3rd.


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