A Record For Pete Rose – 8/18 in History

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Pete Rose (AP Photo)

On this day in 1982, Pete Rose of the Phillies set a Major League Baseball record with his 13,941st plate appearance.
Other things on this date…
1926 – A weather map was shown on TV for the first time.
1956 – Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog” hit #1 on the Billboard charts.
1958 – The TV Game Show scandal investigation began. The game show “Twenty-One” was rigged to make the show more appealing to viewers.
1986 – Howard Stern’s radio show from New York started being simulcast here in Philly on what was then 94 WYSP (now 94 WIP).

Rosalynn Carter is 94
Robert Redford is 85
Former Eagle Brian Mitchell is 52

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