Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The World in 1908

The last time the Cubs won a World Series:

Mark Twain was still alive.
Leo Tolstoy was still alive.
Geronimo was still alive.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were still alive.

Edward Teller was born in January.
Rex Harrison was born in March.
Lyndon Johnson was born in August.
Simon Wiesenthal was born in December.

Theodore Roosevelt was president of the United States.
Nicholas II was Czar of Russia.
Wilhelm II was Kaiser of Germany.
Edward VII was King of Britain and Emperor of India.

It was the first year of production for the Model T.
The following year, Bleriot would be the first to fly a heavier-than-air aircraft across the English Channel.
In three years, IBM would be founded as the Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation and the New York Public Library would be dedicated.
In four years, RMS Titanic had its maiden voyage.
In six years, Wrigley Field opened.

Wait 'til next year.

1 comment:

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Wow, makes you realize how different the world is now when you read those stats, Greg.
I'd really like someone to invent a time machine. Like now. ;-)

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