RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Wed 5/15/19

“Niblings, Tin Foil Hats& Spies”

Only one player has ever died from an injury they got during a Major League Baseball game.  Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians was hit in the head with a pitch in 1920, and died 12 hours later.  https://qz.com/914372/we-used-to-have-six-more-letters-in-the-english-alphabet/

The United States has been around for 243 years, and involved in at least one war for 226 of them.  And no president has ever gone their entire term without the country being involved in a war.  http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41086.htm

The oldest newspaper in the U.S. is the “Hartford Courant”.  It’s been published without a break since 1764.     http://www.courant.com/about/thc-history-htmlstory.html