It will be a night of tension and hope for baseball fans in Chicago when the Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers play Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday.

If the Cubs win, they will move on to the World Series to face the American League champion Cleveland Indians. It will be a step closer to fulfilling a wish of a faithful fan, 101-year-old Virginia Wood.

Wearing a Cubs T-shirt and surrounded by family, Wood was ready for baseball Thursday night when the Cubs and Dodgers took to the field. Her wheelchair not far from the television, the former physical education teacher knew what she wanted to see from her team.

“I just want to be sure they get the first run,” Wood says. “I really do. I think it makes a difference.”

101-Year-Old Chicago Cubs Fan Hopes Beloved Team Grants Her Birthday Wish

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Justice League: New Look at Wonder Woman Revealed by Zack Snyder
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Director of Justice League, Zack Snyder, released this glimpse at Wonder Woman in the upcoming movie, in keeping with the 75th anniversary of the character. The image is being used by the United Nations, as they too take the time to honour such a legendary character. Wonder Woman has had the title of UN Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls bestowed upon her, with both Gal…

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NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

“I identify as a man,” Browne said in an interview in New York City, before catching a flight to make practice in western New York. “My family is starting to come to grips with it, now it’s my time to be known as who I am, to be authentic and to hear my name said right when I get a point, or see my name on a website." 


November 15, 1920: The first General Assembly of the League of Nations convenes.

Part I of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles provided for the creation of the League of Nations, one of the earliest significant large-scale attempts at establishing a system of global collective security. Initially the centerpiece and fourteenth point of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson’s post-World War I “Fourteen Points” plan to ensure international peace and sovereignty, the League of Nations was envisioned as 

a general association of nations… formed under specific covenants for the purpose of affording mutual guarantees of political independence and territorial integrity to great and small states alike.

The horrors of the heavily industrialized warfare and unbridled bloodshed that characterized World War I provided the impetus for the formation of such an organization, and Wilson implored the American public to support his creation. However, factions in the United States Senate, on isolationist grounds, objected in particular to Article X of the covenant, which obligated member states to “undertake to respect and preserve as against external aggression the territorial integrity and existing political independence of all Members of the League”; Wilson would not accept the Republican leaders’ amendments to the treaty, nor would the Republicans ratify without the amendments. So Wilson’s own country failed to ratify the agreement, and the League of Nations General Assembly convened in Geneva, Switzerland, without its principal backer. Still, forty-two nations (not including the United States, Russia, or Germany, for different reasons) were represented at this meeting, during which rules of procedure and other technicalities were presented. 

After failing to carry out its primary goals and ultimately failing to prevent the outbreak of a second World War, the League of Nations was dissolved in April 1946.