On this day: July 5

POSTED: 02:38 PM PDT Jun 27, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 04, 2013 

History's greatest showman is born, a war begins, and two of man's greatest inventions are unveiled, all on this day.

OTD July 5 - Larry Doby
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1947: Larry Doby signs a contract with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the American League. Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League 11 weeks earlier.

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