Day: July 14, 2020

COMMERCE/ECONOMY

Jan. 29, 1968, Dr. Benjamin Spock plead innocent to charges of counseling young men to avoid the Vietnam draft.

Spock, who’d embraced nuclear disarmament as a cause in 1962, was an early critic of the Vietnam War. He believed the U.S. was illegally waging war in Southeast Asia and that it was his patriotic obligation to oppose it, even if it meant risking his iconic status. In 1966, 1967 and 1968, the Selective Service drafted […]

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COMMERCE/ECONOMY

Hank Aaron hits career homer No. 500

July 14, 1968 – Hank Aaron launches the 500th home run of his career with a three-run shot off of the Giants’ Mike McCormick. The Braves defeat San Francisco 4-2 at Fulton County Stadium. Aaron becomes the eighth player to reach the 500 home run threshold.

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