Yearbook, July 20: Special Olympics begin
July, 20, 2012
By Patrick Dorsey | ESPN.com
Vladimir Rys/Getty ImagesJuly 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.