Playing in front of a sold-out hometown crowd on Saturday, Derek Jeter sent his record-setting 3,000th hit deep into left-field, making him the 28th major leaguer and first New York Yankees player to reach the hitting milestone.
And who caught the potentially money-making ball? Christian Lopez, a 23-year-old fan whose girlfriend gave him tickets to the game as a birthday present.
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1913 – Death Valley, California hits 134 degrees Fahrenheit, the highest temperature ever recorded in the United States (More info)
1925 – A high school science teacher named John T. Scopes, accused of teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee law, is prosecuted in what would come to be known as the Scopes Monkey Trial (More info)
Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:
Sofía Vergara Age: 39 Occupation: Actress Known For: Starring on the TV series 'Modern Family,' being the first Latina spokesmodel for CoverGirl Cosmetics, and having a body both men and women would die for
Jessica Simpson Age: 31 Occupation: Singer and Actress Known For: Appearing with then-husband Nick Lachey in the MTV reality show 'Newlyweds,' a ditzy persona, seven top 40 hits, and a successful line of fragrances, shoes, and handbags
Many grocery stores have rewards cards. You've seen them -- in exchange for letting the store datamine your purchasing behavior, you get discounts off your bill.
Some people, though, are creeped out by the whole thing and feel it's an invasion of their privacy, so they skip those discounts. But they may not have to anymore. Savvy shoppers have figured out a way to get the cheaper food and ward off Big Brother.
A teenager who may or may not still be wearing a banana suit is at large after an unprovoked assault on the gorilla mascot that a Verizon Wireless Center in Strongsville, Ohio employs to promote its store.
The group that studies human sexuality recently asked 1,009 heterosexual middle-aged and older couples in long-term relationships about how satisfied they are with their relationships and sex lives. The results may surprise you.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation just got a $1.5 billion infusion.
Warren Buffet, the third-richest person in the world, gave 19.34 million shares of his insurance and investment company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., to the charitable organization, which was created by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife to help address the world's education, health and poverty problems.
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