Today in history

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On August 3 in …

1852 –- Harvard University wins the first boat race with Yale University, the first American intercollegiate athletic event. The racing series continues to this day.

1921 –- Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of eight Chicago White Sox players for allegedly fixing the World Series and earning the infamous nickname Black Sox, despite the fact the athletes had been acquitted by a Chicago court.

1946 –- Santa Claus Land, the world’s first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana.

1949 –- The Basketball Association of America (BAA) and the National Basketball League (NBL)  finalize their merger to create the modern National Basketball Association (NBA).

1977 –- Tandy Corporation announces the availability of the TRS-80, one of the world’s first mass-produced personal computers.


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