Have You Heard, today (10/28) marks the 20th anniversary of the only World Series title in Atlanta Braves history.
The Braves beat the Cleveland Indians, four games to two, winning the deciding Game Six, 1-0, behind the eight-inning, one-hit pitching of Series MVP Tom Glavine and a solo home run by David Justice.
It was one of only six times in history that a series ended with a 1-0 game.
Some contend the 1995 title is a bit tainted since it came in a season shortened at the start by the players’ strike that actually started in 1994, a season that did not have a World Series.
Regardless, this remains the city of Atlanta’s only championship in one of the four major sports.
Cleveland hasn’t won one since the Browns won the 1964 NFL championship. No city that has a team in at least three of the major sports has had a longer drought.
President Grover Cleveland presided over the dedication of the Statue of Liberty 129 years ago today.
President Franklin Roosevelt presided over the statue’s re-dedication 50 years later (10/28/1936).
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the completion of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, although it wasn’t totally open and accessible to the public until July of 1967.
Actual construction took a little more than 2 1/2 years at a cost of about $13 million. That’s 98.2 million in 2015 dollars.
Bill Gates is 60 today.
Charlie Daniels is 79.
Today is also National Chocolate Day!
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