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On this day: March 14

POSTED: 11:54 AM PST Mar 08, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 13, 2014 

America's first town hall meeting is held, Eli Whitney patents his cotton gin, Pan Am is incorporated, and JFK's body is moved to a permanent memorial, all on this day.

OTD March 14 - Kirby Puckett
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1960: Hall of Fame center fielder Kirby Puckett, who spent his entire 12-year baseball career playing with the Minnesota Twins, winning two World Series titles in 1987 and 1991, is born in Chicago, Ill. He is the Twins franchise's all-time leader in career hits, runs, doubles and total bases. He was forced to retire at age 35 due to loss of vision in one eye from a central retinal vein occlusion, at which time his .318 career batting average was the highest by any right-handed American League batter since Joe DiMaggio. He died at the age of 45 on March 6, 2006, the day after suffering a massive hemorrhagic stroke.

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