Today in History – July 7

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Today in History – July 7

Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige, perhaps baseball’s greatest pitcher ever, was born on July 7, ca. 1906, in Mobile, Alabama. Continue reading.

On July 7, 1978, the Solomon Islands, an archipelago of 992 islands northeast of Australia, became an independent nation, ending eighty years of British rule. Continue reading.

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