As always seems to happen (at least more than one would think), a kitty made it’s way onto the field during a game between the Mets and Marlins last night (many thanks to Twitter’s ever-vigilant @KittyOnTheField for the heads up.) Check out the lady on the left. Ailurophobia, anyone?
1533: Queen Elizabeth I 1860: Grandma Moses
1936: Buddy Holly
1942: Garrison Keillor
1949: Gloria Gaynor
And other historical events (nobody get on a boat today):
1860: Excursion steamer “Lady Elgin” drowned 340 in Lake Michigan.
1923: Boston Red Sox pitcher Howard Ehmke no-hit the Philadelphia A’s, 4-0.
1934: Luxury liner “Morro Castle” burned off New Jersey, killing 134.
1936: Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) began operation.
1940: The German Air Force blitzed London for the first of 57 consecutive nights.
1952: Outfielder Don Grate threw a baseball a record 434 feet, 1 inch.
1952: Whitey Ford became the 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters.
1963: First US TV appearance of the Beatles on ABC.
1981: Judge Wapner & the People’s Court premiered on TV.
1988: Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park were inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame.