Here’s What The World Was Like The Last Time The Cubs Won a World Series

Here’s What The World Was Like The Last Time The Cubs Won a World Series

The world has changed a little bit since 1908, the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. 

The first ball celebrating the New Year is dropped in New York City’s Times Square.

 

William Howard Taft defeats William Jennings Bryan in the Presidential election.

 
Image from Library of Congress. 

New York bans women from smoking in public.

 
“Smoking not allowed here”, 1897. Image from Library of Congress.
 

Mother’s Day is first observed in many states.

 
A Mother’s Day card from the Northern Pacific Railway in 1915
 

Nathan B. Stubblefield patents wireless radio broadcasting. 

 
 

The Ford Model T’s launch price is set at $850.  

 
Photo from the Library of Congress. 

 
Good luck in the World Series, Cubs! 

 Archer, of Chicago Cubs, at bat in 1912. Photo from Library of Congress.

 

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