Posts Tagged ‘this day in history’

Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run on this day, August 11th, in 1929. He was the first baseball player to do so. Since that day 24 other players have reached 500 homers too. See who else is in the 500 Home Run club here. Babe Ruth has long been regarded as one of baseball’s heroes. His career homerun record of 714 at his retirement in 1935 would stand for almost 40 years before being bested by Hank Aaron in 1974. If you are interested in Ruth’s baseball statistics look here. Check out what the library has to offer on Babe Ruth here. Be sure to watch the old footage of the Bambino in action below. 

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websterIt wasn’t the first dictionary, but on April 14th , 1828, Noah Webster published An American Dictionary of the English Language .It became very popular here and Britian and it became the source for spelling and pronunciation. 

How did I learn this ?  It turns out that the Grolier Multimedia encylopedia on this page of the library website, has a link to this day in history. You’ll never know what fun stuff there is if you don’t explore the library Research guide .

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