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1914

Birth of Joe DiMaggio, Hall of Fame baseball star who played in the Pacific Coast League before signing with the New York Yankees and leading the team to ten World Series. His career with the Yankees was interrupted by a stint in the Army during World War II. Born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio in Martinez, California, the fourth son and eighth child born to Sicilian immigrants Guiseppe and Rosalie DiMaggio. [Source: JoeDiMaggio.com, Embattled Dreams: California in War and Peace 1940 to 1950 by Kevin Starr, and the Orange County Register.]