Today in 1876 the first game in the history of the National League was played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia. This game is often pointed to as the start of Major League Baseball.
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In 1907 Jesús García saved the entire town of Nacozari de Garcia, Sonora by driving a burning train full of dynamite, six kilometers away before it could explode. Have a powerful weekend!
Today in 1952, was the first and last sighting of the Flatwoods Monster! Also known as Braxton County Monster or the Phantom of Flatwoods!
Today in 1984, Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to perform a space walk. Go outside this weekend!
Today in 1893 Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother. Several years later a Lifetime television movie was made about these events starring Christina Ricci.