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This Day in History: Sept. 5, 1995: Cal Ripken Jr. tied Lou Gehrig’s record of 2,130 consecutive games played

This Day in History: Sept. 5, 1995: Cal Ripken Jr. tied Lou Gehrig’s record of 2,130 consecutive games played

In 1995, Cal Ripken Jr. tied Lou Gehrig’s record of 2,130 consecutive games played. Ripken broke the record the next day, and went on to play a total of 2,632 consecutive games before voluntarily ending his streak in 1998. (Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun photo)

1698: Russia’s Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards.

1882: The nation’s first Labor Day parade was held in New York.

1957: The novel “On the Road,” by Beat writer Jack Kerouac was first published.

1999: “Candid Camera” creator Allen Funt died in Pebble Beach, Calif., at age 84.

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