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Wiffle Ball Story

It’s one of America’s quintessential recreational sports: Wiffle Ball. The hollow plastic ball with eight oblong holes on one side was patented on February 18, 1954. David N. Mullany and William F. Blamey, Jr., were able to trademark the name by spelling it W-I-F-F-L-E instead of W-H-I-F-F-L-E. The signature yellow bat was introduced several years later.

Number Please

"Operator, I'm calling Chicago. Dearborn-two-four-six-eight-two. My number is Main-six-nine-nine-one-three." ... more

Bill Remembers: The Peace Corps

Bill Kurtis reminisces on the enduring passion of Peace Corps workers.

Prohibition Ends After 13 Dry Years

The days of prohibition came to an end on March 22, 1933 when President Roosevelt signed the ... more
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