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Gameday Thread, #78: 7/2 @ Rockies

On this day in 1900, the first Zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Gameday Thread, #76: 6/29 vs. Padres

On this day in 2007, Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

Gameday Thread, #75: 6/28 vs. Padres

On this day in 1859, the first dog show is held in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Gameday Thread, #74: 6/26 vs Tigers

On this day in 1997, J. K. Rowling publishes the first of her Harry Potter novel series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the UK

Gameday Thread, #73: 6/25 vs Tigers

On this day in 1982, The Thing and Blade Runner were both released.

Gameday Thread, #72: 6/24 vs Tigers

On this day in 1314, the Battle of Bannockburn concludes with a decisive victory by Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce.

Gameday Thread, #70: 6/21 @ Padres

Today is Go Skateboarding Day

Gameday Thread, #69: 6/20 @ Padres

On this day in 1975 the film Jaws is released in the US, starting the trend of films known as "summer blockbusters".

Gameday Thread, #68: 6/19 vs. Twins

On this day in 1846, the first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright’s rules on Hoboken, New Jersey’s Elysian Fields.

Gameday Thread, #67: 6/18 vs. Twins

On this day in 1815, The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher.

Gameday Thread, #66: 6/17 vs. Twins

On this day in 1898, M. C. Escher, Dutch illustrator is born

Gameday Thread, #65: 6/15 vs. Reds

Let’s celebrate National Beer Day (United Kingdom)

Gameday Thread, #64: 6/14 vs. Reds

Happy World Blood Donor Day

Gameday Thread, #63: 6/13 vs. Reds

On this day in 1966 theSupreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their Fifth Amendment rights before questioning them.

Gameday Thread, #62: 6/12 @ Phillies

On this day in 1942, Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.

Gameday Thread, #61: 6/11 @ Phillies

On this day in 1936, the London International Surrealist Exhibition opens.

Gameday Thread, #60: 6/10 @ Phillies

Happy World Art Nouveau Day!

Gameday Thread, #59: 6/9 @ Reds

On this day in 1961, Michael J. Fox, Canadian-American actor, producer, and author was born.

Gameday Thread, #58: 6/8 @ Reds

On this day in 1949, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.

Gameday Thread, #57: 6/7 @ Reds

On this day in 1982, Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public. The bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.

Gameday Thread, #56: 6/6 @ Reds

On this day in 1844, the Young Men’s Christian Association is founded in London.

Gameday Thread, #55: 6/5 @ Pirates

On this day in 1956, Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

Gameday Thread, #54: 6/4 @ Pirates

On this day in 1977, JVC introduces its VHS videotape at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago.

Gameday Thread, #53: 6/3 @ Pirates

On this day in 2016, Muhammad Ali died

Gameday Thread, #52: 6/1 vs. Braves

On this day in 1495, A monk, John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky

Gameday Thread, #51: 5/31 vs. Braves

On this day in 1859, the clock tower at the Houses of Parliament, which houses Big Ben, starts keeping time.

Gameday Thread, #49: 5/29 vs. Dodgers

On this day, as Justin mentioned, in 1953 Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest,

Gameday Thread, #48: 5/28 vs. Dodgers

On this day in 2016, Harambe, a gorilla, is shot to death in his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Gameday Thread, #47: 5/27 vs. Dodgers

On this day in 1911, Vincent Price was born, and on this day in 1922, Christopher Lee was born

Gameday Thread, #46: 5/26 vs. Dodgers

On this day in 1897, Dracula, a Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, is published.

Gameday Thread, #45: 5/24 vs. Royals

On this day in 1941, Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter, was born.

Gameday Thread, #44: 5/23 vs. Royals

On this day in 1829, a patent for the accordion was granted to Cyrill Demian in Vienna, Austrian Empire.