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Baseball history unpacked, March 29

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On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue is pleased to present a light-hearted, Cubs-centric look at baseball’s colorful past, with plenty of the lore and various narratives to follow as they unfold over the course of time. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along.

Today in baseball history:

Cubs birthdays: Bill Harbridge, Karl Pagel, Domingo Ramos. Also notable: Cy Young HOF.

Today in history:

  • 1461 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Duke Edward of York defeats the Lancastrian army, deposes King Henry VI and Queen Margaret of Anjou and proclaims himself as King Edward IV.
  • 1795 - Ludwig van Beethoven (24) has his debut performance as a pianist in Vienna.
  • 1929 - US President Herbert Hoover has 1st telephone installed on the desk at the Oval Office’s in the White House.
  • 1951 - American citizens Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted and sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union.
  • 1973 - US troops leave Vietnam, nine yrs after Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

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