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The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley (1863)

This is another one of those books I thought that I read – or at least had started to read – when I was very much younger, but it’s cropped up in a couple of recent conversations, so when I came across a copy in the Bristol Hippodrome Grand Circle Bar being used as part of the decor, I decided to “borrow” it and have another go.  290 more words

First College Baseball game in 1859. Or was it basketball?

It sounds like a basketball score. In the first college baseball game ever played on July 1, 1859, Amherst defeats their archrival, Williams College, 73-32 (66-32 by some reports). 28 more words

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