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Today in history: October 9
In 1915, Woodrow Wilson became the first president to attend a World Series game
Take me out to the ballgame...
Take me out to the ballgame... (Bettmann/CORBIS)

Oct. 9, 1869: President Ulysses S. Grant announced the death of former President Franklin Pierce. Pierce, whose presidency was remembered mostly for his failure to end the debate over slavery, had died the day before at his home in Concord, New Hampshire. Pierce is the only president to come from the Granite State.

Oct. 9, 1915: Woodrow Wilson became the first president to attend a World Series game.

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"Nothing…can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent." — Calvin Coolidge

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