Archive for January 23rd, 2015

BASEBALL LEGEND “MR. CUB” IS DEAD AT 83

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Ernie Banks MLB Beacon Awards Banquet

Ernest "Ernie" Banks (January 31, 1931 – January 23, 2015)

(FOX) – Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks has died. Banks compiled
512 career home runs in 19 major league seasons and was inducted
into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.

The Cubs announced Banks’ death Friday night, but did not provide
a cause.

Banks played in 19 seasons between shortstop and first base.He played
every season from 1953-1971 with the Cubs.

Banks was fond of saying, "It’s a great day for baseball. Let’s play two!" It
remains the catchphrase at Wrigley Field to this day.

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SERIES BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1975

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Original run on ABC television: January 23, 1975 to May 20, 1982

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RECAPPING NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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Sandy Kozel

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John William "Johnny" Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)

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FOUNDING FATHER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1737

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The large and stylish signature of John Hancock on the United States
Declaration of Independence
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John Hancock (January 23, 1737– October 8, 1793)

Hancock was prominent figure of the American Revolution 
and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts. He was also President of the Continental
Congress, the governing body of the United States during
the American Revolution.

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A Currier & Ives portrait entitled "John Hancock’s defiance: July 4th 1776,"

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