Wildcard Wednesday: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

This day in history!

-Sir Edmund Hillary was born this day in 1919.

-The first admission to watch a baseball game was collected in New York (1858)

-British Columbia became the 6th Canadian province (1871)

-Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull surrendered to Federal troops (1881)

-Smokey Joe Wood of the Boston Red Sox no-hit the St. Louis Browns (1911)

-The Phillies’ Sherry Magee stole home twice in one game (1912)

-Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford tied an American League record with 6th consecutive strikeouts.

-Two dogs from the USSR became the first living things to return from space (1960)

-Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first human being to set foot on the moon (1969)

-The first baby was born on Alcatraz Island (1970)

-A flash flood hit Johnstown, Pennsylvania, killing 80 people and causing $350 million in damage (1977)

-The 26th Olympic Summer Games opened in Atlanta (1996)

Can you believe this was 15 years ago? I feel so old.

 

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