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BASEBALL ALL-STAR IS 86 TODAY

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Willie Howard Mays, Jr. was born in Westfield, Alabama.

Willie Mays is a Hall of Fame outfielder and 24-time All-Star known as the "Say
Hey Kid." He hit 660 home runs for the New York and San Francisco Giants
and the New York Mets and was a 2-time National League MVP as well as a
World Series Champion with the Giants in 1954.

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On this day in 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled
that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate
to blacks and other minorities were legally
unenforceable.

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Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999)

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Joe DiMaggio made his major-league debut on this day in 1936.

DiMaggio is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 –
July 16, 1941), a record that still stands.

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James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006)

Known as The Godfather of Soul,singer James Brown gained fame for his
anthem "I Got You (I Feel Good)" and Rolling Stone magazine ranked him
seventh on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.He lived with his
aunt who was a madam at a brothel and, after being released from prison
for robbery, he became a gospel singer.

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Ulysses Simpson Grant (Hiram Ulysses Grant)

(April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885
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Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed
by natives in the Philippines on this day in 1521.

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On the day in 1805 a force led by U.S. Marines captured the city
of Derna, on the shores of Tripoli.

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"Babe Ruth Day" was first celebrated at Yankee Stadium on this
day in 1947 when a dying "Bambino" (above) Addressed Fans.

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RECORD BROKE ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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Koufax’s total of 18 strikeouts in the game broke Dizzy Dean’s 26-
year-old National League record, and tied the major league record
held by Cleveland Indian ace Bob Feller.

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1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie Card

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On this day in 1954, Hank Aaron hit the first of his 755 major-league
home runs.

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James Earl Ray (March 10, 1928 – April 23, 1998)

James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader 
Martin Luther King Jr.,died at age 70 in a Nashville hospital
from complications related to kidney disease and liver failure
caused by hepatitis C.

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