Wildcard Wednesday: “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, Fluttering from the autumn tree.”

Happy first day of fall, everyone! A boatload of cool and weird stuff happened today, so let’s have a gander.

Born Today:

-Bilbo Baggins (1290, by Shire reckoning. No, I did not make this up.)

-Michael Faraday (1791)

-Bob Lemon (1920)

-Tommy LaSorda (1927)

-Scott Baio (1960)

-Autumn Wilkins (1987)

The other stuff that happened:

-The last person was hanged for witch craft in America (1692)

-Abraham Lincoln made his Emancipation Proclamation (1863)

-Patent for the ice-cream cone granted to Italo Marchiony (1903)

-Cy Young won his 511th (and last) game at 44 years old (1911)

-Eddie Collins stole six bases in a game for the second time in 11 days (1912)

-Yankee Ben Paschal hit two inside-the-park home runs (1925)

-Stan Musial collected 5 hits off of 5 different pitchers on 5 straight pitches (1945)

-Dodger Karl Spooner struck out 15 Giants in his debut (1954)

-Only 413 people showed up for the game at Yankee Stadium (1966)

-The Twins Cesar Tovar played all nine positions in a game (1968)

-Willie Mays hit his 600th home run, becoming only the second player at the time to do so (1969)

-Twin Bert Blyleven no-hit the California Angels (1977)

-Fernando Valenzuela became the first Mexican to win 20 games (1986)

-Wade Boggs recorded his 200th hit for the fifth straight season (1987)

-Andre Dawson stole his 300th base (1990)

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