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The Tragic Life of Josh Gibson, Legendary Baseball Player Held in D.C. for Mental Observation
Josh Gibson was a legendary baseball player, but his life was filled with tragedy. He was held in Washington D.C. for mental observation in 1944 and died at the age of 35, three months before Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier.
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The Wild Ride of Leon Woodrow Rice from Shepherdstown, W. Va. on December 7th, 1930
A wild ride in Dupont Circle that ended in an attempted suicide led to the arrest of Leon Woodrow Rice, 21 of Shepherdstown, W. Va. on December 7th, 1930. A look into his past revealed a connection to the same orphanage as Babe Ruth. Read the full story here.
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