Previously on Previously On…
The 287th day of the year. Big day in history, notable Chicago Cubs history. We’ve got the 1908 World Series clincher and the ’03 Bartman game. Really makes ya think. Other than the Baby Bears, we’ve got a Winnie the Pooh sighting, Nazis killing themselves, concentration camp escapes, astronauts, Prince, Teddy Roosevelt eating bullets on the campaign trail, and a college football brawl that introduced us to a psychopath named Brandon Merriweather. October 14th, errybody.
- 1773 – Before the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, several of the British East India Company‘s tea ships are set on fire in Annapolis, Maryland.
- 1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2–0, clinching the World Series. The Cubs would not win another World Series for 107 years.
- 1912 – Theodore Roosevelt caught a hot one while campaigning in Milwaukee, WI. Roosevelt’s wound in the chest was not serious and he continued with his planned speech. The shooter, William Schrenk, was captured at the scene of the shooting.
- 1926 – First ever Winnie the Pooh book is published.
- 1933 – Germany withdraws from The League of Nations.
- 1943 – Prisoners at the Nazi German Sobibór extermination camp in Poland revolt against the Germans, killing eleven SS guards, and wounding many more. 300 of the Sobibor Camp’s prisoners escape, and about 50 of them survive the end of the war.
- 1944 – Nazi Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is forced to commit suicide.
- 1945 – The Chicago Cardinals ended the longest losing streak in NFL history. The team had lost 19 consecutive games.
- 1962 – The Cuban Missile Crisis began.
- 1964 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice in America.
- 1968 – Vietnam War: The United States Department of Defense announces that the U.S. Army and Marine Corps will send about 24,000 soldiers and Marines back to Vietnam for involuntary second tours of duty in the combat zone there.
- 1968 – The first live TV broadcast by American astronauts in orbit is performed by the Apollo 7 crew.
- 1977 – Bing Crosby died of a heart attack at the age of 76.
- 1978 – Maple Leafs’ Darryl Sittler registers seven assists in a 10-7 win over the New York Islanders.
- 1981 – Prince released the album Controversy.
- 1982 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on Drugs.
- 1984 – George ‘Sparky’ Anderson became the first baseball manager to win 100 games and a World Series in both leagues.
- 1998 – Eric Rudolph is charged with six bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 2003 – Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman becomes infamously known as the scapegoat for the Cubs losing Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series to the Florida Marlins.
- 2004 – The iTunes Music Store reached 150 million songs sold.
- 2006 – The college football brawl between University of Miami and Florida International University leads to suspensions of 31 players of both teams.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:
William Penn; Jim Rome; Ralph Lauren; Art Shamsky; Usher; Steven A Smith; Steve Coogan; Floyd Landis; Shaggy 2 Dope; LaRon Landry; Stacey Keibler