It was named after a tiny Pacific and introduced on this day with explosive results. And everybody remembers Jackie Robinson but how many remember Larry Doby?
Thursday, July 5th, the 187th day of 2012
The bikini swim suit, created by Louis Reard, debuted on this date in 1946 at a Paris fashion show. It was named for a Pacific atoll where the atomic bomb was first tested.
1947 – Larry Doby became the first black baseball player in the American League when he joined the lineup of the Cleveland Indians.
During a sold-out concert 22 years ago today, this former soccer player turned rock star hit his head on part of the stage set and was knocked unconscious in front of 15,000 horrified fans. It was Rod Stewart.