Soooo...as I am wont to do, I was checking out my Twitter tl, and I found this nugget of baseball history that I had no idea about:
First off, thanks to Chuck D. Second (and most important), I never even suspected that any league did night games before MLB. Speaking of sports, I also heard a report on NPR this weekend about how post-Civil War horse racing was dominated by black jockeys for several years, until white jockeys and horse owners drove them out of the sport.
OK, your turn. Any historical facts (any subject, doesn’t have to be sports) that you knew nothing about cross your paths recently?