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What The World Was Like The Last Time The Cubs Won The World Series

Ah, 1908...

The Ottoman Empire, the Austria-Hungary Empire, the Russian Empire, and Persia still existed.

Wrigley Field did not exist.

This is what a car looked like.

Teddy Roosevelt was the president of the United States.

The Eiffel Tower started sending radio messages over long distances.

This is what Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine looked like.

Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal was in utero.

Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, was 2 months old.

Bette Davis was 6 months old.

Brooklyn's Tim Jordan led major league baseball with 12 home runs.

White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh was tops with 40 wins.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were on the run in Bolivia.

Puyi, China's last true emperor, took the throne at age 2.

Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler coined the term schizophrenia.

An observatory built by Islamic astronomer Ulugh Beg in the 1400s was rediscovered in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Thomas Selfridge had just become the first person to die in an airplane crash.

Oil was discovered in the Middle East.

The Geiger counter was a new invention.

The 1908 Summer Olympics in London were wrapping up.

And plans to build RMS Titanic had just been approved by White Star Line executives.