Baseball History Unpacked, December 29

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings you a light, cubs-centric take on baseball’s colorful past, with many the lore and delves deep into several stories that expand over time. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you track. Don’t be afraid to click on the ‘inside baseball’ links to the submissions, which change from year to year as we revisit the topics.

Today in baseball history:

Cubs Birthdays: John Upham, Ken Rudolph.

Today in World History:

  • 1170 – English Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket murdered in front of the high altar of Canterbury Cathedral by four knights.
  • 1778 – British troops occupy Savannah, Georgia.
  • 1837 – Steam powered thresher, patented in Winthrop, Maine.
  • 1845 – Texas admitted as 28th state of the Union.
  • 1862 – Bowling ball invented. (This was the old wooden model. Later the plastic model was introduced).
  • 1940 – Third NFL All Star Game: Chicago Bears defeat NFL All-Stars, 28-14.
  • 1963 – National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 14-10; Giants third consecutive championship defeat; played in temperatures below 10°F (-12°C).
  • 1967 – Star Trek’s “Trouble With Tribbles” airs for the first time.

Common Resources:

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