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By Liz Davis

\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

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May 24, 1935

MLB goes nighttime

On May 24, 1935, the first ever nighttime major league baseball game was played at Crosley field. President Franklin Roosevelt was 600 miles away at the White House when he flipped the switch that lit the field.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/firsts/first10.shtml

 

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