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

Ah, 1908...

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Wrigley Field did not exist.

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

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Oil was discovered in the Middle East.

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The rights to the deposit found in Masjid-al-Salaman, Persia (now Iran) were immediately acquired by a company that would later become BP (British Petroleum).