Happy Independence Day! Eleven score and 17 years ago, a bunch of hot and sweaty dudes (they were locked in a room together for several days, hygiene being far different then than now, ICK) risked (and ultimately lost) everything because they were fed up. What ensued was a (effectively) a 40-year struggle for independence and recognition. Today, I like to think about the struggle that was building this nation and those that died for it pre-20th century (when we shifted from nation building to, well, nation building other people's nations). It took A LOT of determination, fortune and luck to get us where we are. I suppose the freedom thing didn't hurt.
More baseball card pictures are taken at Wrigley than anywhere else. The photographers like working out in the sunlight.
(BORING CALENDAR, BORING)
This day in history:
1987 - The first ever rock and roll concert in Moscow.
1826 - Thomas Jefferson and John Adams die.
1916 - American Troops reach Paris