Today In History – Babe Ruth 1st to hit 500 homers
TODAY IN HISTORY - August 11th
1885 - $100,000 raised in US for pedestal for Statue of Liberty
1929 - Babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers
1951 - 1st color baseball game (Braves vs Dodgers) telecast (WCBS-NYC)
1984 - During a radio voice test Pres Reagan joked he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"
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