THIS DAY IN HISTORY TIME! You may have deduced it already, but I really enjoy doing this…
-Composer Irving Berlin (1888), choreographer Martha Graham (1894), Tigers HoF second baseman Charlie Gehringer (1903), artist Salvador Dali (1904), fashion designer Valentino (1934), and pitcher Milt Pappas (1939) were all born on this day.
-John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1960), and Bob Marley (1981) both died on this day.
-The first hospital in the United States was founded (1751)
-Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state. Whoo, Minnesota!!! (1858)
-George “Charmer” Zettlein pitched baseball’s first 9-inning shutout (1875)
-Washington Senators catcher Charlie Farrell threw out 8 attempted base stealers (1897)
-Montana’s Glacier National Park was formed (1910)
-Robert Frost was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1924)
-The first Polaroid camera was sold in New York City for $89.95 (1949)
-“Puff The Magic Dragon” hit #2 on the charts (1963)
-Sandy Koufax pitched his second no-hitter to defeat the Giants ((1963)
-Cleveland’s Steve Dunning became the last American League pitcher to hit a grand slam (1971)
-At 39, Pete Rose stole 2nd, 3rd, and home in one inning for the Phillies (1980)
-Florida’s Al Leiter no-hit the Colorado Rockies (1996)
And while we’re at it, lets take a gander at some photos of cool goings-on from this past week.
Golf-ball sized hail delayed the match-up between the Twins and Tigers in Minnesota yesterday. You know what’s really awesome? I gave this post its title (which is the opening line from Minnesota’s state song) before I found this photo.