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Baseball history unpacked, July 21

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources and nicely displayed. A giant step for humanity and a whole bunch of smaller steps.

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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: Johnny Evers HOF, Billy Holm, Moe Drabowsky, Nelson Mathews, Kyuji Fujikawa.

Today in history:

  • 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  • 365 - Crete Earthquake followed by tsunami around the Eastern Mediterranean allegedly destroys Alexandria.
  • 1865 - In market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.
  • 1955 - USS Seawolf launched, 1st submarine powered by liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor.
  • 1959 - Red Sox are last team to use a black player (Pumpsie Green).
  • 1969 - Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT).

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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.