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Jan12

Johnny Evers (1883–1947)

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William Henry Thompson (16 August, 1927 – 6 August 1950) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Korean War.

Evers was born in Troy, New York. After playing for the local minor league baseball team for one season, Frank Selee, manager of the Cubs, purchased Evers, and soon made Evers his starting second baseman. Evers helped lead the Cubs to four National League pennants, including two World Series championships. The Cubs traded Evers to the Braves in 1914; that season, Evers led the Braves to victory in the World Series, and was named the league's Most Valuable Player. Evers continued to play for the Braves and Phillies through 1917. He then became a coach, scout, manager, and general manager in his later career.

Jan13

William Thompson

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>William Henry Thompson (16 August, 1927 – 6 August 1950) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Korean War.

Born to a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood in New York City, Thompson entered the Army in 1945 and served tours in Alaska and Japan. At the outbreak of the Korean War, Thompson was a machine gunner of the U.S. 24th Infantry Regiment, a de facto segregated unit.

Jan14

Eduard Streltsov

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Eduard Anatolyevich Streltsov (Russian: Эдуа́рд Анато́льевич Стрельцо́в; 21 July 1937 – 22 July 1990) was a Soviet footballer who represented Torpedo Moscow and the Soviet national team as a forward. Joining Torpedo at the age of 16 from the Fraser factory team in 1953, Streltsov made his international debut two years later and played a key role in winning the gold medal for the USSR at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He was judged by Western European sports journalists to be among the top seven footballers in Europe during 1957, but his promising career was then interrupted at the age of 20 by a conviction of rape that led to five years in the Gulag's forced labour camp system.

Jan14

Eduard Streltsov

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Eduard Anatolyevich Streltsov (Russian: Эдуа́рд Анато́льевич Стрельцо́в; 21 July 1937 – 22 July 1990) was a Soviet footballer who represented Torpedo Moscow and the Soviet national team as a forward. Joining Torpedo at the age of 16 from the Fraser factory team in 1953, Streltsov made his international debut two years later and played a key role in winning the gold medal for the USSR at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He was judged by Western European sports journalists to be among the top seven footballers in Europe during 1957, but his promising career was then interrupted at the age of 20 by a conviction of rape that led to five years in the Gulag's forced labour camp system.

Jan14

Eduard Streltsov

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Eduard Anatolyevich Streltsov (Russian: Эдуа́рд Анато́льевич Стрельцо́в; 21 July 1937 – 22 July 1990) was a Soviet footballer who represented Torpedo Moscow and the Soviet national team as a forward. Joining Torpedo at the age of 16 from the Fraser factory team in 1953, Streltsov made his international debut two years later and played a key role in winning the gold medal for the USSR at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He was judged by Western European sports journalists to be among the top seven footballers in Europe during 1957, but his promising career was then interrupted at the age of 20 by a conviction of rape that led to five years in the Gulag's forced labour camp system.

Jan14

Eduard Streltsov

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Eduard Anatolyevich Streltsov (Russian: Эдуа́рд Анато́льевич Стрельцо́в; 21 July 1937 – 22 July 1990) was a Soviet footballer who represented Torpedo Moscow and the Soviet national team as a forward. Joining Torpedo at the age of 16 from the Fraser factory team in 1953, Streltsov made his international debut two years later and played a key role in winning the gold medal for the USSR at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He was judged by Western European sports journalists to be among the top seven footballers in Europe during 1957, but his promising career was then interrupted at the age of 20 by a conviction of rape that led to five years in the Gulag's forced labour camp system.