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Baseball history unpacked, April 10

A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Jackie Robinson signs, Bill Veeck gives away seats, Cubs wave the BIG BANNER for the first time and win, too. Always made fresh, never reheated. Episode #778.

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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: Tom Parrott, Chuck Connors, Tom Lundstedt. Also notable: Ross Youngs HOF.

Today in history:

  • 837 - Comet 1P/837 F1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0334 AUs of Earth.
  • 1607 - The British colonial expedition that would found Jamestown departs Puerto Rico for the American mainland.
  • 1710 - The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain.
  • 1790 - US Patent system forms.
  • 1815 - Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies experiences a cataclysmic eruption, one of the most powerful in history, killing around 71,000 people, causes global volcanic winter.
  • 1869 - Congress increases number of Supreme Court judges from seven to nine.
  • 1970 - Paul McCartney officially announces the split of The Beatles.

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Some of these items spread from site to site without being verified. That is exactly why we ask for reputable sources if you have differences with a posted factoid, so that we can address that to the originators and provide clarity if not ‘truth’. Nothing is posted here without at least one instance of corroboration (this also includes the history bullets). Thanks for reading, and thanks also for your cooperation.