Good News in History, June 3


On this day 130 years ago, the famous baseball poem Casey at the Bat was first published. Written by humor columnist Ernest Lawrence Thayer, the verses were the last words he penned for the San Francisco Examiner. “Casey” turned him into the ideal specimen of the one-poem poet. WATCH a reading of the classic from the Baseball Hall of Fame… (1888)

MORE Good News from this day in History:

  • Lou Gehrig and his teammate Tony Lazzeri hit four home runs in one game, and hit for the natural cycle, respectively. These two feats are both less common than a perfect game, which has occurred twenty-one times in one-hundred and twenty years (1932)
  • In Gideon v. Wainwright, the United States Supreme Court ruled that all accused persons must be given the right to an attorney (1960)
  • Reggae star Bob Marley‘s classic album Exodus was released, which was named “Album of the Century” by Time magazine in 1999 (1977)
  • Barack Obama became the first African-American to emerge from a primary season of any major political party capturing the role as presumptive nominee for President of the United States – beating Hillary Clinton for the honor (2008)
  • New Hampshire became the sixth U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage (2009)

And, on this day in 1781, Jack Jouett began…

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