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Today in sports history: Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 2,000th straight game
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Today in sports history: Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 2,000th straight game

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Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Aug. 1:

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President Richard Nixon, facing damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal, announced he would resign the following day, and more event…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Anna Kendrick, Deion Sanders, Gillian Anderson, Juanes, Kurtis Blow…

East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin’s eastern and western sectors before building a wall that would divide the city for the next…

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Allied forces landed at Guadalcanal, marking the start of the first major allied offensive in the Pacific during World War II, and more events…

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