August 7 in history:
George Washington established one of the highest U.S. military awards on this date in 1782, when he ordered the creation of the Purple Heart for the Continental Army. 111 more words
This article was originally published in The New Paltz Oracle.
There is an old saying that on any given day, any given man can achieve perfection. 660 more words
Way back years ago I heard an interview with the actor Whit Bissell. He told the story of his nickname. Apparently every time he and his wife went out to eat or to the theater, someone would come up to him and ask “Aren’t you that actor that was in the movie…”. 577 more words
Don Larsen remains the only pitcher to throw a perfect game in World Series and MLB postseason history. He discusses the 1956 perfect game for the Yankees, his career, and more on The Jake Brown Show. 37 more words
Sixty years ago today, Don Larsen pitched the only no hit game in World Series history, a perfect game vs the Brooklyn Dodgers, in the pivotal fifth game of the 1956 World Series. 90 more words