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Frozen in Time

Baseball Legends Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, 1931.

Frozen in Time

A look back at the week that was

By Robert Foran III
Associate Editor

April 21st — Congress establishes the U.S. Mint. — 1862

April 22nd — Actor Jack Nicholson is born in Neptune City, New Jersey. — 1937

April 23rd — The Alaska Times, a weekly newspaper, began publication in Sitka. It was the first newspaper printed in Alaska. — 1869

April 24th — Billy Joel becomes the first non-athlete to earn a banner at Madison Square Garden when he sells out the venue for the 12th time on his tour. His #12 hangs alongside retired greats who played in the Garden like Willis Reed, Walt Frazier and Mark Messier. — 2006

April 25th — New York becomes 1st state to require an automobile license plate for a $1 fee. —1901

April 26th — NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner. The mistake costs him the AL home run crown; he and Babe Ruth tie for season. — 1931


Baseball Legends Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, 1931.

Baseball Legends Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, 1931.


April 27th — Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing. —1956