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May 22, 2009

TODAY IN HISTORY

1884 -- US: One-armed baseball pitcher Hugh Daily fans 13 hitters

1856
-- Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina visits the floor of the U.S. Senate and beats Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts unconscious with a gutta-percha cane, as two Georgia senators stand idly by. Sumner is incapacitated for three and a half years.

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