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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1867

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Denton True "Cy" Young  (March 29, 1867 – November 4, 1955)

Legendary 511-game winner Cy Young pitched three no-hitters throughout
his career, including a perfect game on May 5, 1904. He had most of his
success with the Cleveland Spiders and the Boston Americans and Red
Sox. The season-ending award for the top pitcher in the AL and NL was
named after him. He set the record for most career innings pitched with
7,356. Young was born in Gilmore, Ohio and quit school after sixth grade.

 

 

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Baseball used for the first four innings in Game One of the first
modern World Series in 1903.

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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SANDY KOZEL

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Members of the environmental group Greenpeace display banner.

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Debut album released on this day in 1963

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Andrew Lloyd Webber (Baron Lloyd-Webber) is 69 today.

Webber was knighted in 1992 and honored with a peerage
by Queen Elizabeth
II as recognition for his contributions to
Music.

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WORLD NEWS EVENTS OF THE PAST

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George W. Bush Addressed the Nation on this day in 2003. He
gave a 48 hour Ultimatum to Saddam Hussein to leave Iraq.

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Future president Franklin Delano Roosevelt married his fifth
cousin once removed, Eleanor Roosevelt, in New York on this
day in 1905.

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FORMER TRAIL BLAZER STAR IS 57 TODAY

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Charles Linwood "Buck" Williams was born
in
Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

On June 24, 1989, the Nets traded Buck Williams to
the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Sam Bowie
and a draft pick. During his stay with the Blazers, Buck
became an assistant coach. He spent seven seasons
with the Trail Blazers where he remains the franchise
leader in field goal percentage (55.0%). He then went
to the New York Knicks in 1996 and announced his
retirement from the NBA in 1999.

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REVIEWING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Marines arrive at Da Nang, 1965.

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

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