This day in history July 11, 2019
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Started by metmike - July 11, 2019, 9:27 a.m.

Read about history and pick out a good one!

There's a good one with carl's name on it today!

1735 – Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979.

1796 – The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.

1977Martin Luther King, Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

By carlberky - July 11, 2019, 11:21 a.m.
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1914 – Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948) was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting (and some pitching) records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter still stands as of 2019.  Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members. 

1972 – The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.

As I remember, Fischer didn't show for the first match, forfeiting the game. (The door is open, Mike)