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July 19 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – July 19 *

1848 – The first Women’s Rights Convention is held in Seneca Falls,
New York. The convention is supported by Frederick Douglass… 348 more words

African American History

July 18 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – July 18 *

1753 – Lemuel Haynes, colonial American Congregational clergyman,
is born in West Hartford, Connecticut. He will be… 1,175 more words

African American History

June 20 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – June 20 *

1858 – Charles Waddell Chestnutt is born in Cleveland, Ohio. He
will at one time maintain four careers simultaneously - 794 more words

African American History

Pete Rose is Hilarious

Today I had the opportunity to listen to a baseball legend and troll in training, Pete Rose, give a talk about some of his life stories. 490 more words

Sports Trolls

On Roger Maris and 61 Home Runs

One of our dear readers commented recently about Roger Maris, in the context of career years and unexpectedly – nay, unimaginably – good seasons. Maris’ 61 home runs in 1961 is among the most famous records ever, even after the McGwire-Sosa and Bonds efforts later. 684 more words

Master of Disguise

15 years ago, Bobby Valentine, then the manager of the New York Mets was ejected for arguing with an umpire.  While this is not necessarily historic, what will always be remembered is what Valentine did after he was ejected.  229 more words