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On this day in 1871, The Great Chicago Fire began in southwest
Chicago, possibly in a barn owned by Patrick and Katherine O’Leary,
was fanned by strong southwesterly winds, the flames rage for more
than 24 hours, eventually leveling three and a half square miles and 
wiping out one-third of the city. Approximately 250 people were
killed in the fire; 98,500 people are left homeless; 17,450 buildings
were destroyed. Parts of the upper Midwest were also scorched.

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Donald James Larsen (New York Yankees) pitched the first perfect
game in the history of the World Series on this day in 1956.

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New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra leaping into the
arms of pitcher Don Larsen after the completion of his
perfect game.

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Don James Larsen turned 89 August 7.

New York Yankees’ Don Larsen (above) sits in the dugout at the
Yankees Old Timers’ Day baseball game Sunday, June 17, 2018,
at Yankee Stadium in New York.

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RECORD BROKE ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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Koufax’s total of 18 strikeouts in the game broke Dizzy Dean’s 26-
year-old National League record, and tied the major league record
held by Cleveland Indian ace Bob Feller.

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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Martin Luther (Michael) King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

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William Henry Harrison Sr. (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841)

Harrison died of complications from pneumonia 31 days into his term,
serving the shortest tenure in United States presidential history. He
was the first president to die in office.

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It was on this day in 1974.

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               Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron turned 83 in February.

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FORMER TRAIL BLAZER STAR IS 57 TODAY

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Charles Linwood "Buck" Williams was born
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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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‘’HAMMER’’ HITS 500 ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron turned 81 on February 5.

During his days in Atlanta, Hank Aaron reached a number of milestones;
he was only the eighth player ever to hit 500 career home runs, with his
500th coming against Mike McCormick of the San Francisco Giants on
July 14, 1968, exactly one year after former Milwaukee Braves teammate
Eddie Mathews had hit his 500th. Aaron was, at the time, the second-
youngest player to reach that plateau.

Since his retirement, Aaron has held front office roles with the Atlanta
Braves. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982
and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002.

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