Daily Archives: 4 July 2014

Happy 4th

Saipan July 4, 1944

Saipan, July 4, 1944

Marine Private First Class Raymond Hubert, shakes a three-day accumulation of sand from his boon docker, while using an unexploded 16 inch naval shell as a resting place.

Photo courtesy of U.S. National Archives

And at Yankee Stadium in 1939:

Lou Gehrig @ Yankee Stadium

Lou Gehrig gives the most famous speech in baseball history. “I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for.” Gehrig would die in less than two years after saying those words from the disease ALS.