Archive for April 14th, 2023


USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor Survivor Ken Potts (Full Interview) - YouTube

WASHINGTON (TND) — A World War II hero — who survived the
attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 — is ready to celebrate a big

Ken Potts will be turning 102 on Saturday, according to the
USS Arizona Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

Potts was aboard the USS Arizona when the battleship was
attacked by the Japanese military on the naval base at in
Hawaii on December 7, 1941. More than 1,170 crewmen were
killed. But Potts, along with at least 330 others, survived.


The USS Arizona floats near Pearl Harbor in a photo taken by a Japanese spy sometime before December 7, 1941.
The USS Arizona near Pearl Harbor in a photo taken by a
Japanese spy sometime before the December 7 attack.

PEARL HARBOR AND USS ARIZONA MYTHS & FACTS | World War II | Pinterest | Arizona, Pearls and ...

Pearl Harbor Tour Guide on Oahu | 
USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

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William Howard Taft Throws Out the First Pitch: potus_geeks — LiveJournal

(FOXNEWS) – Opening Day welcomes the new spring baseball
season each year, a uniquely America tradition steeped in
history and fanfare.

And on this day in history, April 14, 1910, President William
Howard Taft became the first U.S. president to throw out the
first pitch at a
Major League Baseball game (above). 

Taft was first in a long line of presidents to have the honor
and nearly. every president since Taft has thrown out the
first pitch, with the exception of Jimmy Carter, Donald
Trump and Joe Biden, according to National Geographic.
(Biden did throw out the first pitch as Barack Obama’s
vice president.)

The historic toss on opening day featured Walter Johnson,
the Washington Senators’ starting pitcher against the
Philadelphia Athletics at National Park in the nation’s

Johnson, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
in 1936, took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before giving
up a double to Baker. It was Philadelphia’s only hit in the
Senators’ 3-0 win. 

 Throwback Photo of the Day: President Taft throws a ceremonial first pitch to Walter Johnson ...

William Howard Taft N(1857-1930) 27Th President Of The United States Photograph 1908 Digitally ...
William Howard Taft
(September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930)


Baseball pitcher Walter Johnson had the sport's first super-speed fastball - Click Americana
Walter Perry Johnson  (1887 – 1946)
Nicknamed "Barney" and "The Big Train"


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