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    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week In Wrigley History
    Feb 3rd, 2019
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    ~Februay 9, 1914 Wrigley Field (then known as Weeghman Park) was just a few months away from opening its doors for the first time when a boy was born to Chicago sportswriter Bill Bailey and his wife. Bailey’s real last name was Veeck, and he named his son after himself, William Veeck Jr. The el...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Feb 2nd, 2019
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On… *Feb. 5, 1945 TIME magazine. On the cover: Joseph Stalin (“Facts are stubborn things”) *Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Jose...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jan 22nd, 2019
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    *On January 20, 2009, President Obama was inaugurated President of the United States in 2009. The Chicago Tribune was putting together the final details for their sale of the Cubs to Tom Ricketts and his family. The final price tag is $900 million. *On January 23, 1737, John Hancock was born. He late...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Jan 18th, 2019
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    This Week, the Last Year the Cubs Were in the World Series World War II Rages On… *This week’s TIME magazine cover: Major General Hoyt Sanford Vandenberg, commander of the U.S. Ninth Air Force. *In Germany, Adolf Hitler evacuates to his underground Führerbunker. *In Poland, The Soviet Uni...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    May 8th, 2018
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    May 9, 1873 Future Chicago mayor Anton Cermak is born. Throughout the last century many of Chicago’s mayors have been White Sox fans (most notably the Daleys), but there have been a few notable exceptions, and Mayor Cermak may have been the most famous. He loved the Cubs. When the Cubs and Yank...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Apr 12th, 2018
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On *But it rages on without the American president. On the afternoon of April 12, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is in Warm Springs Georgia. He says, “I have a terrific pain in the back of my head.” He t...