The Purple Heart is born, a comic legend dies, a man on a wire goes for a stroll a quarter of a mile above the sidewalks of Manhattan, and U.S. embassies in Africa are targeted in a terrorist attack, all on this day.
1929: Former baseball player Don Larsen is born in Michigan City, Ind. He would go on to pitch the only perfect game in MLB postseason and World Series history when he did so for the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.
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