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Vaark
06-23-2011, 07:05 AM
1932 - Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland)
1961 - Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak
1963 - NY Mets Jimmy Piersall, hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards
1973 - Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
1988 - Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft

Bumpus
06-23-2011, 05:12 PM
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1991 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music"
1990 Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home
1982 "Cleavage" opens and closes at Playhouse Theater New York City
1974 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
1972 Nixon and Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
1970 Rocker Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession
1917 Ammunition factory in Boleweg Bohemia explodes, killing 1,000
1888 Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for president
1865 At Ft. Towson, General Stand Watie surrenders last sizeable Confederate army
1776 Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to U.S. Congress