Lou Gehrig Hits his 23rd Career Grand Slam on this Day in History, August 20, 1938


Lou Gehrig - Mini Biography
Lou Gehrig - Mini Biography

1938: Lou Gehrig hits a Grand Slam. The play was the 23rd Grand Slam of his career and set a record that held until Alex Rodriguez broke it 75 years later.

1911: The first telegram to go around the world was sent.
1940: Leon Trotsky, exiled Russian revolutionary, was killed in Mexico City.
1975: NASA launches Viking 1 to Mars
1977: The Emotions' "Best of My Love" was Number 1 on the US Pop Charts
2013: Russian police killed 9 Islamist militants in North Caucasus

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