IT WAS 500 FOR AARON ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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On July 14, 1968, Atlanta Braves slugger Henry “Hank” Aaron hits
the 500th home run of his career in a 4-2 win over the
San Francisco Giants.

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Henry Louis Aaron turned 85 in February.

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MEDAL CREATED ON THIS DAY IN 1862

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President Abraham Lincoln (above) signed into law a measure calling
for the awarding of a U.S. Army Medal of Honor (above) in the name
of Congress “to such noncommissioned officers and privates as shall
most – distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action, and other
soldier like qualities during the present insurrection.”

The first U.S. Army soldiers to receive what would become the nation’s 
highest military honor were six members of a Union raiding party who
in 1862 penetrated deep into Confederate territory to destroy bridges 
and railroad tracks between Chattanooga,
Tennessee, and Atlanta, 
Georgia.

In 1863, the Medal of Honor was made a permanent military decoration
available to all members, including commissioned officers, of the U.S.
military. It is conferred upon those who have distinguished themselves
in actual combat at risk of life beyond the call of duty.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1984 ~

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Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale (right) named U.S. Rep.
Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York (left) to be his running mate. Ferraro was
the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket.

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Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale turned 91 in January.

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Geraldine Anne "Gerry" Ferraro (August 26, 1935 – March 26, 2011)

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Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox
where he pitched seven strong innings to lead the Sox over the
Cleveland Indians, 4-3.

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ELVIS MEMORABILIA TO BE AUCTIONED

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kruse GWS Auctions announced Wednesday,
Elvis Presley fans, if they have the money, can take to the road in his
personal white 1973 stretch limousine (the car the music icon often
used to get around Memphis, Tennessee), a GMC pickup truck that
has since been restored or his last motorcycle, a 1976 Harley Davidson
FLH 1200 Electra Glide. The auction house said the items will be part
of its Artifacts of Hollywood auction on August 31.
 

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Elvis Presley’s Keys to His 1973 Stretch Limousine Which He Gifted to J.D. Sumner
Elvis Presley’s keys to his 1973 stretch limousine.

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