Archive for September 2nd, 2017

RECORD SET ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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Ken Hubbs (Chicago Cubs) set a major-league baseball
fielding record when he played errorless for his 74th
consecutive game.

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Kenneth Douglass Hubbs (December 23, 1941 – February 13, 1964)

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FAMOUS SPEECH ON THIS DAY IN 1901

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Theodore Roosevelt, then Vice President, said "Speak softly
and carry a big stick" in a speech delivered at the Minnesota
State Fair (below).

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS Missouri on this
day in 1945, ending World War II. The war ended six years and
one day after it began.

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Gen. Douglas MacArthur signs the documents of Japanese
surrender.

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During the U.S. Civil War on this day in 1864, Union forces led by  
Gen. William T. Sherman (below) occupied Atlanta following the
retreat of the Confederates.


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The Great Fire of London broke out on this day in 1666. The fire
burned for three days destroying 10,000 buildings including St.
Paul’s Cathedral. Only 6 people were killed.

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It was on this day in 1969.

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It was announced on this day in 1985,  the remains of the Titanic
had been found on September 1 by a
U.S. and French expedition 
560 miles off Newfoundland. The luxury liner had been missing 
for 73 years. The tragedy of the RMS Titanic rocked the world
on April 15, 1912.

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