On this day: August 14

POSTED: 10:06 PM PDT Aug 11, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 13, 2015 

The license plate and Social Security are born, basketball makes a muddy Olympic debut, a classic backyard kids toy is invented, and the Oklahoma City bomber is sentenced to death, all on this day.

OTD August 14 - Pee Wee Reese
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1999: Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Harold "Pee Wee" Reese, a 10-time All Star who contributed to seven National League championships and one World Series title with the Brooklyn Dodgers, dies of prostate and lung cancer at age 81 in Louisville, Kentucky. Reese was also well known for his support of teammate Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier with the Dodgers in 1947.


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