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Baseball History: Lou Gehrig Begins His Streak

One of baseball’s greatest accomplishments ‘began’ on this day (6/1/1925) when Lou Gehrig took over first base for Wally Pipp and started his consecutive games streak. I was today, July 4th, 1939, Gehrig made his famous retirement speech.

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Getty Images, photo by Rich Pilling

Casey at the Bat Celebrates 127 Years

The poem "Casey at the Bat", is celebrating its 127th year in 2015, but the story behind the poem is political, sort of.  Ernest L. Thayer, the author of the poem,  was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon while he attended Harvard College along with William Randolph Hearst. Hearst’s father was running for the Senate in 1888 and was looking for something to promote his brand of politics, so bought the San Francisco Examiner, which he gave to his son when the election was over.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor those who have lost their lives in war defending our freedom. It didn’t start that way though. It started to honor those who died during the Civil War and wasn’t expanded to horror all who have died in all wars until after World War l.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

April 15th is That Sucks Day

Today is April 15th, known as tax day; the day income taxes are due. April 15th is also known as ‘National That Sucks Day’’.

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NASA, Getty Images

Father Wrote Daughters Initials on Moon

Something I just learned about which I thought was pretty cool. The last man on the surface of the moon, Eugene Cernan, wrote his daughter’s initials on the surface of the moon.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images

World’s Oldest Person Holds Title For Only Six Days

It’s a title you know won’t be held for long and Gertrude Weaver held the title for only six days. At 116 years old, she was the oldest person in the world.

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Borja Sanchez Trillo, Getty Images

Earth May Run Out of Gold in 20 Years

Seems hard to believe because it’s been around for so long, but experts predict the world has about 20 years’ worth of minable gold left. Gold has been the sign of wealth for 4,000 years and this year may be when it sees its peak.

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Ben Hider, Getty Images

Most Common Categories on Jeopardy

Patrick Tallao has been playing along with the game show Jeopardy. For the past 30 years, five days a week, from home, Tallao noticed some categories came up more than others.

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Getty Images News

Mars Rover Travels a Marathon

 

The Mars rover has been on the red planet for 11 years and this past Tuesday it ran a marathon. It traveled 26.2 miles on the surface of Mars becoming the first human creation to do so.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

LL Bean Has 3.5 Million Visitors a Year

LL Bean in Freeport was founded in 1912 and today has annual sales of $1.56 billion. Unlike most businesses, LL Bean employees more people in the winter than the summer.

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