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108 Things That Happened Between Cubs’ World Series Championships

The Billy Goat Curse is finally over.

108 Things That Happened Between Cubs’ World Series Championships

The Chicago Cubs captured the nail-biting victory in the 2016 World Series, making this championship win the first win for the Cubs in 108 years. In honor of their 108 year drought coming to an end, here are 108 things that happened within the span of their most recent World Series wins:

1. 1908: The Henry Ford Motor Company produced the Model T.

2. 1909: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is founded in New York, with W.E.B DuBois as the organization's leader.

3. 1910: The Boy Scouts of America is founded.

4. 1911: The structure of the atom is first discovered by Earnest Rutherford.

5. 1912: The RMS Titanic sinks on it's maiden voyage due to complications from hitting an iceberg

6. 1913: Woodrow Wilson becomes the 28th president of the United States of America.

7. 1914: World War I begins.

8. 1915: Albert Einstein develops his general theory of relativity.

9. 1916: The first birth control clinic is opened by Margaret Sanger.

10. 1917: The Russian Revolution begins.

11. 1918: Czar Nicholas and his family are executed.

12. 1919: The Versailles Treaty is signed.

13. 1920: Women earn the right to vote in the United States.

14. 1921: Germany is charged with reparations of 132 billion gold marks.

15. 1922: Benito Mussolini begins his rise to power.

16. 1923: Bessie Smith records her first record.

17. 1924: Vladimir Lenin dies.

18. 1925: Adolph Hitler publishes Volume I of Mein Kamph.

19. 1926: Earnest Hemmingway publishes The Sun Also Rises.

20. 1927: Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs in this baseball season.

21. 1928: Penicillin is discovered by Alexander Fleming.

22. 1929: The stock market prices in the United States collapse.

23. 1930: Pluto is discovered.

24. 1931: The "Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes the national anthem of the United States.

25. 1932: Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

26. 1933: Adolph Hitler is appointed the chancellor of Germany.

27. 1934: The USSR is admitted to the League of Nations.

28. 1935: President Roosevelt enacts the second phase of the New Deal in the United States.

29. 1936: King George V, of the United Kingdom, dies.

30. 1937: Japan invades China.

31. 1938: Minimum wage is established in the United States by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

32. 1939: World War II begins.

33. 1940: Winston Churchill becomes the prime minister of Britain.

34. 1941: Japan attacks the United States at Pearl Harbor.

35. 1942: Nazi leaders attend the Wannsee Conference.

36. 1943: Benito Mussolini is deposed.

37. 1944: The Allied Forces invade Normandy, France, on D-Day.

38. 1945: Germany surrenders in World War II.

39. 1946: Winston Churchill delivers his "Iron Curtain" speech.

40. 1947: Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is published.

41. 1948: Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated in New Delhi.

42. 1949: Mao Zedong becomes the chairman of the Communist People's Republic of China.

43. 1950: The Korean War begins.

44. 1951: Color television is first introduced in the United States.

45. 1952: Ralph Ellison publishes The Invisible Man.

46. 1953: Joseph Stalin dies.

47. 1954: The Vietnam War begins.

48. 1955: Rosa Parks refuses to move and sit at the back of the bus.

49. 1956: Egypt gains control of the Suez Canal.

50. 1957: The Space Age begins with Russia's launch of the Sputnik I.

51. 1958: Explorer I launches into orbit.

52. 1959: Fidel Castro became the prime minister of Cuba.

53. 1960: The American U-2 spy plane is shot down over Russia.

54: 1961: The United States breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba.

55: 1962: John H. Glenn Jr. becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.

56: 1963: Martin Luther King delivers "I Have A Dream" speech.

57. 1964: Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life imprisonment.

58: 1965: Medicare is first introduced in the United States.

59: 1966: The United States Supreme Court decides Miranda vs. Arizona.

60. 1967: The world's first successful human heart transplant is performed.

61. 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated.

62. 1969: Richard Nixon becomes the 37th president of the United States.

63. 1970: Four Kent State University students are killed during a protest.

64: 1971: The voting age in the United States is lowered to 18.

65: 1972: Eleven Israeli athletes are murdered at the Olympic Games.

66: 1973: The Vietnam War ends.

67: 1974: Gerald Ford becomes the 38th president of the United States.

68: 1975: Pol Pot takes over Cambodia.

69: 1976: Jimmy Carter is elected president of the United States.

70: 1977: Insulin is first created.

71: 1978: Jim Jones' cult followers commit mass suicide in Guyana.

72: 1979: The Pol Pot regime collapses.

73: 1980: John Lennon is assassinated in New York City.

74: 1981: AIDS is first identified.

75: 1982: Israel invades Lebanon.

76: 1983: Sally Ride becomes the first U.S. women astronaut to travel to space.

77: 1984: Konstantin Chernenko is named as the Soviet Union leader.

78: 1985: Ronald Reagan is sworn in for his second term as president of the United States.

79: 1986: Space shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after takeoff.

80: 1987: Severe earthquake occurs in Los Angeles, California.

81: 1988: United States and Canada reach a free trade agreement.

82: 1989: The Berlin Wall is destroyed.

83: 1990: The World Wide Web makes it's debut.

84: 1991: The Persian Gulf War ends.

85: 1992: The United States lifts trade sanctions with China.

86: 1993: The House of Representatives approves the North American Free Trade Agreement.

87: 1994: Nancy Kerrigan, Olympic figure skater, is attacked.

88: 1995: The O.J Simpson criminal trial opens.

89: 1996: Prince Charles and Princess Diana agree on divorce.

90: 1997: Tiger Woods breaks multiple records in Masters golf tournament.

91: 1998: President Bill Clinton is accused of Monica Lewinski sex scandal.

92: 1999: Two students of Columbine High School went on a shooting spree within the school.

93: 2000: Nationwide uprising overthrows Yugoslavian president Milosevic.

94: 2001: Terrorists hijack jetliners and attack the United States.

95: 2002: Boston archbishop Cardinal Bernard Law resigns over growing child sexual abuse scandal.

96: 2003: Space shuttle Columbia explodes.

97: 2004: An enormous tsunami leaves at least 225,000 people dead in Asia.

98: 2005: Pope John Paul II dies.

99: 2006: The International Astronomical Union classifies Pluto as a dwarf planet.

100: 2007: Two teams of scientists announce they have discovered a way to make embryonic stem cells without using embryonic stem cells.

101: 2008: Heath Ledger dies.

102: 2009: H1N1 (swine flu) breaks out in Mexico.

103: 2010: 33 Chilean miners are rescued after being trapped in a mine for 68 days.

104: 2011: Kate Middleton marries Prince William.

105: 2012: North Korea successfully launches a rocket into orbit.

106: 2013: Pope Benedict XVI announces his retirement.

107: 2014: One World Trade Center opens for tenants in lower Manhattan.

108: 2015: The Supreme Court rules in favor of same sex marriage, making it legal in all 50 states.

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