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Baseball history unpacked, January 22

A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Happy birthday, Brian Dayett, and other stories.

Brian Dayett, birthday today.
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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: Jack Littrell, Brian Dayett*, Jimmy Anderson.

Today in History:

  • 1371 - King Robert II of Scotland (1371-90) is crowned, becoming the first monarch of the House of Stewart.
  • 1857 - National Association of Baseball Players founded in New York.
  • 1879 - James Shields (D) elected US senator from Missouri after previously serving as US senator from Illinois & Minnesota.
  • 1905 - In St Petersburg, Russia, a large demonstration of workers led by Father Gapon, march to the Winter Palace with a petition to the Tsar; troops fire on protesters in what becomes known as ‘Bloody Sunday’.
  • 1968 - Apollo Lunar Module is launched to Moon; unmanned lunar module tests made.

Common sources:


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. We are trying to set the record as straight as possible. But it isn’t brain surgery.

Also, the ‘history’ segment is highly edited for space and interest. Of course a great many other things happened on those days. We try to follow up on the interesting or unfamiliar ones.

And everything is subject to editorial oui.

Thanks for reading.