Yearbook, July 20: Special Olympics begin

July, 20, 2012
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Special Olympics opening ceremonyVladimir Rys/Getty Images
July 20, 1968: On this day 44 years ago, founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver's dream became reality, as the first Special Olympics took place at Soldier Field in Chicago. They're still going strong; this is the opening ceremony from the 2011 Games in Athens.
Patrick Dorsey works for SportsNation. He has worked for the Web and newspapers, had a cup of craft service coffee in film school, and played in one Division III golf tournament (he shot 105).

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