Day 287 of the Year Twenty & 13


On this day…

In 1066, the Army of William the Conqueror defeats Harold II (and they kill him) at the Battle of Senlac Hill.

In 1582, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Poland skip this day again due to the implementation of the Gregorian Calendar.

In 1656, the Puritans engage in a bit of State-Religion Theocracy when they pass a punitive law against the Quakers, declaring them to be legally apostate and politically subversive.

In 1773, American Colonists burn several East India Tea Ships in Annapolis in protests over tea taxes

In 1884 George Eastman gets a patent on his paper-strip photographic film.

In 1908 the Chicago Cubs win the World Series. It is their last World Series Championship.

1912 Theodore Roosevelt is shot and wounded by John Schrank, a mentally ill saloon keeper. He still gives his speech.

In 1926 Winnie the Pooh is first published.

In 1939 the German U-boat U-47 penetrates the British Naval Base at Scapa Flow and sinks the Battleship Royal Oak.

In 1947 Captain Chuck Yeager flies the Bell X-1 and breaks the sound barrier.

In 1962, a U-2 spy plane spots Soviet missiles on the island of Cuba. It is the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crises.

In 2003, Steve Bartman reaches out and catches a slightly foul ball. The Cubs go on to lose the game and the NLCS to the Florida Marlins. That’s the closest the Cubs have been since 1908…

Born this day…

King James II (1633); William Penn (1644); Dwight D Eisenhower (1890); Roger Moore (1927); Steve Coogan (1965)

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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

Posted on October 14, 2013, in Baseball, Chicago Cubs, History, MLB, News & Notes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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