This Week in History: 1/21/16

Dave Plier

“Bill Veeck Night” on September 1980 at Comiskey Park provides adoring fans with an opportunity to salute the Sox’s departing president and gives the 66-year-old showman a chance to return the affection.Veeck attended despite having a 102 degree temperature. He was unable to take part in the fun and had to leave 15 minutes before the game ended on Sept. 30, 1980. (Gerald West, Chicago Tribune)

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Dave Plier and Dave Schawn talk this week in history including the launch of the Republican Party in 1854, the Tootsie Roll is crated in Chicago, ‘Your Show of Shows’ with Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Imogene Coca and Mel Brooks premieres, the last broadcast episode of M*A*S*H, Michael Jordan scores 58 points in one Bulls game, Bill Veeck is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, ‘Fuller House’ debuts 21 years later.


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