The 1926 World Series of Major League Baseball began on October 2 at
Yankee Stadium, pitting the St. Louis Cardinals against the New York
Yankees. The National League champion Cardinals defeated the American
League champion Yankees four games to three. This was the first World
Series appearance for the Cardinals, and the first of eleven World
Series championships in Cardinals history, while the Yankees were in
their fourth World Series in six years. In the Yankees' 10–5 Game 4
win, Babe Ruth hit three home runs, a World Series record that has been
equaled only four times since. According to newspaper reports, Ruth had
promised before the game that he would hit a home run and dedicate it to
a sickly boy named Johnny Sylvester. An alternative version of this
story, later portrayed in The Babe Ruth Story, claims that Ruth went to
Sylvester's hospital bed and made the promise in person. This story is
disputed by contemporary baseball historians, but it remains one of the
most famous anecdotes in baseball history.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1926_World_Series>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Scottish–Norwegian War: The armies of Norway and Scotland
fought at the Battle of Largs, an inconclusive engagement near the
present-day town of Largs in North Ayrshire.
Mexican dragoons dispatched to disarm settlers at Gonzales,
Texas, encountered stiff resistance from a Texian militia in the Battle
of Gonzales, the first armed engagement of the Texas Revolution.
Second World War: HMS Curacoa was accidentally rammed and sunk
by RMS Queen Mary while escorting the liner to provide protection from
In response to a prison riot, military police stormed the
Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil, killing at least 100
A maintenance worker's failure to remove tape covering the
static ports of the aircraft caused Aeroperú Flight 603 to crash into
the ocean near Lima, Peru, due to instrument failure.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. A plane surface or table to which paper can be fastened for drawing
2. (figuratively) The planning stage of a project.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
There is a point of no return, unremarked at the time, in most