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Mark's Almanac for February 3, 2021

Chief Justice William Howard Taft at the cornerstone laying of the Washington Memorial in 1923.
Chief Justice William Howard Taft at the cornerstone laying of the Washington Memorial in 1923.

It was on this date in 1876 that Albert Spaulding invested $800 to start a sporting goods company that would go on to manufacture the first official baseball. And it was on this date in 1930, William Howard Taft resigned his seat on the U.S. Supreme Court due to health reasons.

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