Have You Heard, it was 20 years ago today (9/6/1995) that Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr., broke a record many baseball fans thought would never fall.
That night, Ripken played in his 2,131st straight game, breaking Lou Gehrig’s record. Gehrig’s mark had stood for 56 years.
And just to show you how impressive the streak truly is, only three other players (Steve Garvey, Miguel Tejada and Billy Williams) in the past 50 years played in more than 1,000 games.
Ripken eventually stretched his streak to 2,632 games.
That is a record that likely will never be touched.
President William McKinley was shot 114 years ago today at a Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY. McKinley died eight days later. He was 58.
New Jersey Governor, and Presidential candidate, Chris Christie turns 53 today.
The first self-serve grocery store opened 99 years ago today in Memphis.
It’s name? Piggly Wiggly.
Glen Campbell had tons of big hits but only one number-one on the pop charts.
That was “Rhinestone Cowboy” and it hit number-one 40 years ago today.
Diana Ross had five number-ones as a solo artist.
Her fourth, “Upside Down,” hit the top spot 35 years ago today.
Today is Coffee Ice Cream Day. It’s also Fight Procrastination Day!
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