On this day in 1888, the poem "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer is first published, in the San Francisco Daily Examiner. The Mayor of Mudville sues Thayer for defamation of civic character.

On this day in 1989, a peaceful protest in Tianmen Square leads to a violent confrontation with the Chinese military, crystallized by this moment when a man (below, holding bag) tries to sell oranges to soldiers in tanks.

Man trying to sell oranges to soldiers.

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