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Nuclear Missile Sub Launched, All-Star Game Set for Los Angeles

June 10, 2009 |  8:00 am
June 10, 1959, Police Car

"It's a Police Patrol Car!"

June 10, 1959, Submarine

The George Washington submarine, designed to carry Polaris missiles, is commissioned.

June 10, 1959, Liberace

Liberace sues the Daily Mirror of London for saying he is gay.

June 10, 1959, Edsel
The Edsel is now an economy car.

June 10, 1959, Daddy-O

Hey look! It's Dick Contino in "Daddy-'O' "

June 10, 1959, Sports Just what baseball needed--a second all-star game.

It was considered a brave new concept to generate money for the players' pension fund, with the first added all-star game coming to Los Angeles Aug. 3. The Times' Al Wolf said about $500,000 in gross receipts was expected with tickets ranging from $2-$8.

The lineups could change from the first all-star game, with rosters expanded from 25 to 28 players for each team.

Strange lead on Wolf's story, which focused on the weather. There would be no alternate date in case the game was rained out. Now that's news? Wolf even noted that total precipitation on that day since 1877 had been .02 of an inch or not enough "to wet a hummingbird's whistle."

So why write about it at all?

--Keith Thursby