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George Lee “Sparky” Anderson (February 22, 1934 – November 4, 2010) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) player, coach, and manager. He managed the National League‘s Cincinnati Reds to the 1975 and 1976 championships, then added a third title in 1984 with the Detroit Tigers of the American League. Anderson was the first manager to win the World Series in both leagues. His 2,194 career wins are the sixth-most for a manager in Major League history. Anderson was named American League Manager of the Year in 1984 and 1987. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.
Traditionally, we have called July’s full Moon the “Full Buck Moon.” This name comes from our Native American and Colonial past when the Moon was used to track the seasons. Bucks are growing new antlers at this time. July’s Full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month.
- 1827: AMERICA’S FIRST SWIMMING SCHOOL OPENED BY FRANCIS LIEBER IN BOSTON, MA
- 1829: THE FIRST PRACTICAL TYPOGRAPHER (TYPEWRITER) WAS PATENTED BY WILLIAM BURT
- 1983: BOEING 767 TURNED INTO GLIDER AFTER FUEL RAN OUT DUE TO METRIC CONVERSION ERROR, GIMLI, MANITOBA
- 1984: VANESSA WILLIAMS BECAME THE FIRST MISS AMERICA TO RESIGN WHEN SHE RELINQUISHED HER CROWN
- BORN 1989: DANIEL RADCLIFFE (ACTOR)
- 2000: GEORGE LEE “SPARKY” ANDERSON INDUCTED INTO THE NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
- DIED 2002: WILLIAM PIERCE (WHITE SUPREMACIST WHOSE BOOK, THE TURNER DIARIES, IS BELIEVED TO HAVE INSPIRED OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBER TIMOTHY MCVEIGH)
- DIED 2002: CHAIM POTOK (AUTHOR)
- DIED 2007: RON MILLER (SONGWRITER; HITS INCLUDE TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING AND FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE)