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"Tired and thoroughly dirty from a hard day's play, Dunk pads along the roadbed while Larry practices the delicate art of walking on rails." - LIFE magazine, summer 1945. (Myron Davis—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #tbt
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On this day in 1947, "Babe Ruth Day" at Yankee Stadium was held to honor him. Sixty-thousand fans filled The House That Ruth Built to pay tribute to a player who, even then, had already transcended the sport.
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70 years ago today "Babe Ruth Day" was held to honor the ailing NY Yankees star. Pictured here are Babe Ruth and his wife, Claire, in the stands at Yankee Stadium on Babe Ruth Day, April 27, 1947. (Ralph Morse—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #BabeRuth #NYYankees #tbt

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People who haven't cracked a volume of poetry in decades still recognize Frost's most memorable lines and, above all, his inimitable images. See photos of the poet in England in 1957.
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Frederick Law Olmstead born on this day in 1822. He designed Central Park—which has been around, in various incarnations, for more than 150 years. See the park in this photo series from 1961.
Frederick Law Olmstead born on this day in 1822 He designed Central

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For the August 31, 1942 feature on "Angora Goats," LIFE sent the great photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt to south central Texas to visit "Goat King" Adolph Stieler and his 600 Angoras. This image opened the story with the following caption: "The handsome little animals in this photograph are well-bred Angora goats, not yet a year old." (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty...
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On this day in 1989, Lucille Ball died at age 77. The actress lived several fascinating lifetimes: we all loved Lucy, but which one?
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Ella Fitzgerald was born 100 years ago today. From record covers to sheet music to advertisements, these are some of the artifacts of her life that trace her path to fame. See the Smithsonian exhibition 'The First Lady of Song: Ella Fitzgerald at 100,' which will be on view at the National Museum of American History.
Ella Fitzgerald was born 100 years ago today From record covers to

Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's Life Through the Objects That Defined Her Career

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Today is World Penguin Day! In 1964, photographer Michael Rougier accompanied an expedition to the bottom of the world. Along the way, he made countless pictures of these charming creatures in their brutal, gorgeous natural habitat. He also almost lost his life.
Today is World Penguin Day In 1964 photographer Michael Rougier accompanied an

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LIFE is celebrating World Penguin Day with this image of emperor penguins in Antarctica, circa 1964. (Michael Rougier—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #penguins #worldpenguinday
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On this day in 1972, Polaroid introduced the SX-70 camera. It quickly helped to define the early Seventies. This gallery includes photos made with the first-generation SX-70 by LIFE photographer Co Rentmeester, who experimented with the camera — before it went on sale to the general public.
On this day in 1972 Polaroid introduced the SX70 camera It quickly

Gorgeous Early Polaroids: A LIFE Photographer Plays With the SX-70

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Today marks the centennial of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald. She was born on April 25th, 1917 in Newport News, VA. She is pictured here in 1946 holding a basket of flowers while singing "A Tisket, a Tasket." (Eliot Elisofon—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #hbd #EllaFitzgerald
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Today is Ella Fitzgerald's birthday! See a series of color portraits featuring the legend and other jazz greats from a time when the genre's appeal was surging.
Today is Ella Fitzgeralds birthday See a series of color portraits featuring

Ella and Friends: Portraits of the Queen of Jazz and Other Greats

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By 1953 Marilyn Monroe was indisputably an actress on the rise. That year alone she would star in three memorable movies and there was little doubt that bigger things were on the horizon.
By 1953 Marilyn Monroe was indisputably an actress on the rise That

LIFE at Home With Marilyn Monroe, 1953

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Today is Barbra Streisand's 75th birthday! It was her role as Fanny Brice in 'Funny Girl' that would make a lasting impression, but she made her Broadway debut when she was 19 years old.
Today is Barbra Streisands 75th birthday It was her role as Fanny

For Barbra Streisand on Her Birthday: LIFE's Photos of Her Broadway Debut

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Happy 75th birthday to the legendary Barbra Streisand! This photo appeared on the cover of the March 18, 1966 issue of LIFE magazine with the following headline: "BARBRA STREISAND: The fear-ridden girl behind the star." (Bill Eppridge—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #thisweekinLIFE #LIFElegends #BarbraStreisand

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Shirley MacLaine was born on this day in 1934. See the series of classic photos highlighting her extraordinary — and still-thriving — career, and the charming combination of naïveté and carnality that have defined her appeal.
Shirley MacLaine was born on this day in 1934 See the series

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In December 1958, LIFE magazine published a 200-page special issue on the glories and absurdities of American entertainment. Gordon Parks' color pictures from the article "Without the Girls, Show Biz Is No Biz," are at-once charged with emotion and curiously prosaic.
In December 1958 LIFE magazine published a 200page special issue on the

Showgirls at Work and at Play: Gordon Parks' Nightclub Portraits

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Capturing the thrill, the shock, the shared triumph-over-evil that the children feel at the very moment when St. George slays the mythical beast, Eisenstaedt's picture feels as fresh as when it was made, more than 50 years ago.
Capturing the thrill the shock the shared triumphoverevil that the children feel

LIFE Behind the Picture: Children at a Puppet Show, Paris, 1963

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The Loch Ness image is something of a lodestone for conspiracy theorists and fable seekers.
The Loch Ness image is something of a lodestone for conspiracy theorists and fable seekers

See the Story Behind 'The Loch Ness Monster' Photo

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