Datebook: October 14 - Cubs Win the World Series 105 Years Ago

Oct 14, 2013

The longest championship drought of any major North American professional sports team, the Chicago Cubs beat the Detroit Tigers on this day in 1908 and it would be their last World Series win, though they played in the series 8 other times. Ask any Chicagoan, they'll say it's the curse of the billy goat. 

It’s Monday, October 14

River City Ghost Tours at Oak Grove Cemetery are this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Hear tales of triumph and tragedy, including the North and South facing off during the Battle of Paducah. Market House Theatre guides lead the tours. For more information, visit

Wednesday’s the deadline to submit nominations for the 2013 Distinguished Veteran Award, given by Paducah Parks Services during the annual Veterans Day Parade on November 11th. Candidates from any branch of the military should currently reside in McCracken County and be actively involved in their communities. Find nomination forms at

Dr. Jesse D. Jones presents the next installment of the “Adventures: Life and Its Experiences” series this Thursday afternoon at 2:30 in Freed Curd Auditorium, located in the Collins Center for Industry and Technology on the campus of Murray State University. The seminar series is free and open to the community.

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