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Baseball history unpacked, November 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: Harry Pyle, Tom Hughes, Carter Elliott, Irv Noren, Dan McGinn, Howard Johnson*. Also notable: Minnie Minoso HOF, Mariano Rivera HOF.

Today in history:

  • 1775 – Sir James Jay invents invisible ink.
  • 1812 – Napoleon’s Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia.
  • 1877 – US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time.
  • 1934Chicago Bears beat Detroit (19-16) in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally.
  • 1935 – Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his famous thought experiment “Schrödinger’s cat”, a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics.

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