Have You Heard – August 26, 2015

Have You Heard, today (8/26) is a day most people can celebrate. It’s national Dog Day, a day to celebrate all the great things that dogs do!

It’s also Women’s Equality Day, which coincides with the 95th anniversary of when the 19th amendment went into effect. That amendment guarantees women the right to vote. Congress passed the resolution to honor women’s equality each August 26th, in 1971.

The first major league baseball game(s) to be televised went on the air 76 years ago today. It was a doubleheader at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field. The Cincinnati Reds won the first game, 5-2, while the Dodgers took the second, 6-1.

You may have never heard of Dan Bankhead, but he became major league baseball’s first black pitcher 68 years ago (1947). Like Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball’s color barrier earlier that season, Bankhead played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Bankhead also hit a home run in his major league debut. That was the only homer he ever hit.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa was born 105 years ago in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India. She died in 1997 at the age of 87.

Actress/comedian Melissa McCarthy turns 45 today. Actors Macaulay Culkin and Chris Pine are both 35.

You can see “Have You Heard” each weeknight after weather on News13 at 11:00.

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