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COMIC STRIP DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1924

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Little Orphan Annie was a daily comic strip created by Harold Gray and was syndicated by Tribune Media Services. The strip took its name from the
1885 poem "
Little Orphant Annie" by James Whitcomb Riley, and made its
debut in the New York Daily News.

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Harold Gray (1894–1968)

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THE SLAPPING INCIDENT

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Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, commander of the Seventh U.S. Army, visited a 
military hospital in Sicily where he confronted a soldier who was hospitalized
for "battle fatigue". He accused the private, 18-year-old Charles H. Kuhl, of
being a coward and slapped him twice.

Patton’s superior, General Dwight Eisenhower, compelled him to apologize
and sidelined him for almost a year after the incident.

Congress
and the general public expressed both support and disdain for
Patton’s actions,

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General Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

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NEW TEAMS FIRST GAME ON THIS DAY IN 1976

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The Seattle Seahawks took to the field in the then brand new Kingdome for the first
time on Sunday August 1, 1976 in a pre-season game against the San Francisco
49ers
. The Seahawks lost to the California team 27-20.   
 
The franchise’s first win came on October 17 when they beat fellow expansion
team Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10 at Tampa Bay
. On November 7 Seattle won
their first game at home, 30-13 over the
Atlanta Falcons.


SEAHAWKS-NAMED

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The Seattle Kingdome, April 15, 1976
   

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‘HIGH’ BALL CAUGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1926

In this rare news photograph, Babe Ruth  has just caught a baseball dropped
from an airplane at Mitchel Field (an early New York airport) in Garden City,
Long Island. The New York Times reports Ruth donned an army uniform to
drum up publicity for the Citizens Military Training Camps.

According to the Times account, Six times, baseballs were dropped from the
airplane and Ruth was sweating up a storm, running all over the field trying to
catch one. On the seventh attempt, Ruth caught a baseball from 300 feet up.

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FORMER ASTRONAUT IS 93 TODAY

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John Herschel Glenn, Jr.

John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962 and in 1998 became
the oldest person to go to space. He was a recipient of the Congressional Space
Medal of Honor and Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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