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Babe Ruth, wearing his No. 3 uniform, receives a standing ovation as
he comes out of the Cleveland Indians’ dugout to take a bow at
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx on June 13, 1948.

      On June 2, 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of
      baseball, ended his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10
      World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth, a larger-than-
      life figure whose name became synonymous with baseball, was one of
      the first five players inducted into the sport’s hall of fame.

      George Herman Ruth was born February 6, 1895, into a poor family in
      Baltimore. As a child, he was sent to St. Mary’s Industrial School for
      Boys, a school run by Roman Catholic brothers, where he learned to
      play baseball and was a standout athlete. At 19, Ruth was signed by
      the Baltimore Orioles, then a Boston Red Sox minor league team. Ruth’s
      fellow teammates and the media began referring to him as team owner
      Jack Dunn’s newest “babe,” a nickname that stuck.

      Ruth would later acquire other nicknames, including “The Sultan of Swat”
      and “The Bambino.”

      Home run king Babe Ruth, wearing his famed

      Ailing and Emotional Babe Ruth Addressing the Crowd at Yankee ...
      George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr.
      (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)

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      Bird entered the NBA in 1979 and had an immediate impact on the league, winning Rookie of the Year after leading the Celtics to a
      61-21 record and first place in the Atlantic Division just one year
      after they went 29-53 and finished in last place. In his second

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      Larry Joe Bird will be 63 in December.

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      Mike Joy (left), Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Gordon.

      (Fox News) – Fox Sports NASCAR analyst Darrell Waltrip has announced that
      he will retire at the end of the network’s broadcast season.

      Waltrip was a member of the Fox Sports NASCAR team when it first went on
      the air in 2001, when he helped call the
      Daytona 500 that was won by his
      brother Michael, but is mostly remembered for the last-lap accident that
      took the life of Dale Earnhardt.

      Fox Sports CEO & executive producer Eric Shanks said “Darrell has been
      the heart and soul of the Fox NASCAR booth since day one, so it’s incredibly bittersweet to know this is his final season.”

      Waltrip, a 3-time series champion, said he has been talking about the decision
      with his family for several months.

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      Darrell Waltrip (far right) with #17 Tide Chevrolet Monte Carlo & Race Team along with transporter.

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      Islam’s prophet Muhammad died on this day in 632 AD.

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      On this day in 1968, James Earl Ray, an escaped U.S. convict, was
      arrested in London, England, and charged with the assassination
      of African American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. on
      April 4, 1968. in Memphis, Tennessee.

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      On this day in 1967, Israeli airplanes attacked the USS Liberty in the Mediterranean during the 6-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors. 34 U.S. Navy crewmen were killed. Israel later called the incident a tragic mistake in identifying the ship. The U.S. has never publicly investigated the incident.

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      Frank Lloyd Wright (Frank Lincoln Wright) 
      (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959)

      Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer
      and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which
      were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in
      harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called
      organic architecture. His creative period spanned more than 70 years
      and was recognized in 1991 by the
      American Institute of Architects as
      "the greatest American architect of all time".

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      Fallingwater (Kaufmann Home) designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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      The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle’s number (7) on this
      day in 1969.

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      On this day in 1906, San Francisco, CA, was hit with an earthquake
      with an original death toll cited at about 700. Information received
      later indicated that the death toll may have been 3 to 4 times the
      original estimate.


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      On this day in 1775, American revolutionaries Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott rode though towns in Massachusetts
      giving the warning that the Regulars were coming out. Later, the
      phrase "the British are coming" was attributed to Revere even
      though it is unlikely he used that wording.

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      An American Marine Second Lieutenant stands with his back to rescue workers swarming the ruins of the American embassy after a suicide bomber attacked killing 63, including 17 Americans among them CIA station chief Robert Ames, Beirut, April 18, 1983. The US Marines were there as part of the failed Multinational Force peacekeeping intervention in the Lebanese Civil War. Photo: Francoise De Mulder, Roger Viollet/Getty Images / Francoise De Mulder/Roger Viollet
      The U.S. Embassy in Beirut was blown up by a suicide car-bomber
      on this day in 1983. A total of 63 people were killed including 17 Americans.

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      A previously unseen image of Einstein as a five-year-old in 1884.

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      Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) 

      Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the 
      theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside
      quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the
      philosophy of science. He is best known by the general public for his
      mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed
      "the world’s most famous equation").

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      Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) played his final game in the
      NHL on this day in 1999. He retired as the NHL‘s all-time leading
      scorer and holder of 61 individual records.

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