The Splendid Splinter


Plus the First Lady tesifies. 

And the Pope is serenaded by a singer in a cowboy hat.





Today is World Rabies Day.











1941: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox finished the season with a batting average of .400. He was last major leaguer to hit .400.  19 years later, to the day, in his last major-league at bat, he hit a 420-foot home run.  He was known as the Splendid Splinter.






1993: First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was the administration’s lead witness in congressional hearings on the U.S. healthcare program.







This singer wore a white cowboy hat for a concert audience that included Pope John Paul II in Bologna, Italy, on this date in 1997. He sang…Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.  It was Bob Dylan.