Today in History for August 16th

Highlights of this day in history: Elvis Presley, the King of Rock n’ Roll, dies at Graceland; Baseball’s Babe Ruth dies in New York; Uganda’s Idi Amin dies in Saudi Arabia; ‘Sports Illustrated’ hits newsstands; Singer Madonna born. (Aug. 16)

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Today in History for July 11th

Highlights of this day in history: America normalizes diplomatic ties with Vietnam; Aaron Burr mortally wounds Alexander Hamilton in a duel; Skylab makes a fiery return to Earth; Babe Ruth’s major league debut; Laurence Olivier dies. (July 11)

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Today in History for April 27th

Highlights of this day in history: President and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant born; Explorer Ferdinand Magellan killed; U.S. Marines attack North Africa during the First Barbary War; Ailing baseball star Babe Ruth honored. (April 27)

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Today in History for February 6th

Highlights of this day in history: President Ronald Reagan born; Hillary Clinton runs for the U.S. Senate; Britain’s King George VI dies; baseball legend Babe Ruth and reggae superstar Bob Marley born. (Feb. 6)

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Trump honors Elvis, Babe Ruth, Staubach, Page

(16 Nov 2018) President Donald Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to football stars Roger Staubach and Alan Page as well as posthumous medals to American legends Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth (Nov. 16)

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Today in History for August 16th

(16 Aug 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Elvis Presley, the King of Rock n’ Roll, dies at Graceland; Baseball’s Babe Ruth dies in New York; Uganda’s Idi Amin dies in Saudi Arabia; ‘Sports Illustrated’ hits newsstands; Singer Madonna born. (Aug. 16)

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Today in History for July 11th

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Highlights of this day in history: America normalizes diplomatic ties with Vietnam; Aaron Burr mortally wounds Alexander Hamilton in a duel; Skylab makes a fiery return to Earth; Babe Ruth’s major league debut; Laurence Olivier dies. (July 11)

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Today in History for April 27th

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Highlights of this day in history: President and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant born; Explorer Ferdinand Magellan killed; U.S. Marines attack North Africa during the First Barbary War; Ailing baseball star Babe Ruth honored. (April 27)

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Today in History for February 6th

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Highlights of this day in history: President Ronald Reagan born; Hillary Clinton runs for the U.S. Senate; Britain’s King George VI dies; baseball legend Babe Ruth and reggae superstar Bob Marley born. (Feb. 6)

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Why So Many Athletes Wear Black Marks Under Their Eyes

Why do football players wear black stripes under their eyes? It’s actually a phenomenon called “eye black.” Natural skin absorbs some light, but reflects the rest. This reflection can cause glare and impair vision. Black stripes are supposed to prevent this by absorbing all of the light. This makes it easier to track the ball in midair. Eye black is also common in baseball and lacrosse. In fact, one of the first people to wear it was Babe Ruth.

But the big question is : Does it actually work?

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