Napoleon returns to Paris, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published, the Republican Party is born, John and Yoko get hitched, and Janis Joplin hits No. 1 posthumously, all on this day.
1973: Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame 11 weeks after his death in a Dec. 31, 1972, plane crash off the coast of Isla Verde, Puerto Rico. Clemente's plane had just taken off on a relief mission to earthquake victims in Nicaragua when it crashed. Clemente, who won two World Series titles during his 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, was the 1966 National League MVP, a 15-time All-Star, a 12-time Gold Glove winner, and a member of the 3,000 hit club.
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