The Cubs added a new milestone to this remarkable 2016 season on Monday night by winning their 100th game. In addition to the division title and best record in the National League, this is a fantastic milestone, and it is something the Cubs haven’t accomplished since 1935. That’s right, it has been 81 years since the Cubs have won 100 games in a season, and it is only the 6th time it has happened in club history, with the other 4 having occurred before 1911.
Since this is a fun thing , lets take a look back on some things that were going on in 1935 when the Cubs last reached the century mark:
- The first can of beer was sold in the United States
- Amelia Earhart becomes first person to fly solo from Hawii to California
- The board game “Monopoly” is invented
- The Dust Bowl strikes the Midwest
- Babe Ruth appeared in his final MLB game
- The world’s first parking meters are installed
- The Hoover Dam was completed
- The births of Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, Woody Allen, and Julie Andrews
And that was your history lesson for the day, folks. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait another 81 years for a 100 win season.