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Almanac for Friday, May 7, 2021

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS The American Medical Association (AMA), founded in 1847 and incorporated in 1897, is the largest association and lobby group of physicians—both MDs and DOs—and medical students in the United States. The AMA’s stated mission is “to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.” The Association […]

Daily Almanac for Thursday, May 6, 2021: Willie Mays, “The Say Hey Kid” turns 90 today!

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS Willie Howard Mays Jr. (born May 6, 1931), nicknamed “The Say Hey Kid“, is an American former professional baseball center fielder. He spent almost all of his 22-season Major League Baseball (MLB) career playing for the New York/San Francisco Giants (1951–1952, 1954–1972) before finishing his career with the New York […]

Daily Almanac for Saturday, May 1, 2021: Kentucky Derby Day; The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports; The Run for the Roses

KENTUCKY DERBY America’s most famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby, has been held continuously since 1875 at Louisville, Kentucky, and has become one of the country’s largest civic celebrations (and betting opportunity). Not bad when you consider that the event lasts only two minutes! Modeled […]

Daily Almanac for Thursday, April 29, 2021: Wide World of Sports, ”The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat”!

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS ABC’s Wide World of Sports was an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3, 1998, primarily on Saturday afternoons. Hosted by Jim McKay, with a succession of co-hosts beginning in 1987, the title continued to be […]

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