As I head out the door to watch game 3 of the Cubs-Cardinals series, tied 1-1, I ponder the moment.
According to the three Wiki links below:
The Cubs won their last championship five years and two months after this...
... but a full 20 years before this...
Some more Cubs trivia:
In 1906, the franchise recorded a Major League Baseball record 116 wins (tied by the 2001 Seattle Mariners) and posted a modern-era record winning percentage of .763, still held today. They appeared in their first World Series the same year, falling to their crosstown rivals, the White Sox, four games to two. The Cubs won back-to-back World Series championships in 1907 and 1908, becoming the first Major League club to play in three consecutive Fall Classics, and the first to win it twice.
The Wright brothers:
The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903.
Penicillin was discovered in 1928 in England.
This post is dedicated to FB Comrade Michael, who will accuse me of jinxing the season with this post if they lose to the Cardinals.