Wildcard Wednesday: “Hi-ho, Silver, away!”

What time is it? HISTORY TIME!

Today’s birthdays: James Fenimore Cooper (1789) William Howard Taft (1857) Agatha Christie (1890) Gaylord Perry (1938) Melinda Hernandez (1990)

Other stuff:

-William Huskisson became the first person to be run over by a railroad train (1830)

-Wilbur Wright made his first airplane flight (1904)

-Red Sox Pitcher Smokey Joe Wood recorded his 16th straight win (1912)

-Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered the antibiotic effects of penicillin (1928)

-The Pirates’ Lloyd and Paul Waner became the first (and last) brothers to hit back-to-back home runs (1938)

-The Dodgers beat the Cubs 2-0 in a 5-inning game that was called due to gnats (1946)

-The Lone Ranger premiered on ABC (1949)

-Kansas City pitcher Bill Fischer set a record with 69.1 innings without allowing a walk (1962)

-The San Francisco Giants played an outfield of Felipe, Matty, and Jesus Alou (1963)

-Steve Carlton struck out 19 Mets batters (1969)


3 thoughts on “Wildcard Wednesday: “Hi-ho, Silver, away!”

  1. Thanks for wishing me a Happy Birthday on your blog! 🙂 I feel very special! 🙂 (Although I seem to be slightly younger than the other birthdays 😉 )

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