The Medal of Honor is authorized, a favorite toy is born, Walter Mondale makes a historic choice, and "E.T." breaks box office records, all on this day.
1954: The Major League Baseball Players Association, which had organized informally in 1946 as a "players' fraternity," is founded.
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