Just how long has it been since the Sox won?
To put that in perspective....since 1918...
1. Radio was invented; Red Sox fans got to hear their team lose
2. TV was invented; Red Sox fans got to see their team lose.
3. Baseball added 14 teams; Red Sox fans get to see and hear their team lose to more clubs.
4. The Ice cream bar was invented in Iowa (1922).
5. The Great Depression came about.
6. The US participated in two world wars, and four major armed conflicts.
7. Mahatma Gandhi lead the civil disobedience movement in India against Great Britain.
8. Man landed on the moon. (In fact, more people have walked on the surface of the moon than the Red Sox have championship trophies.)
9. Many Red Sox fans were born, died, and never got to see the Sox win a championship.
10. Many ballparks were built, and re-made.
11. Women were given the right to vote.
12. Two atomic bombs were dropped.
13. Element 87, Francium, was discovered.
14. Communism was born, resulted in a Cold War, the Berlin Wall and the eventually demise of.
15. A space station was developed, built and has orbited the Earth millions of times.
16. A robotic lander has traveled the surface of Mars.
17. Computers and the internet were invented.
18. The Civil Rights Movement was born, came to pass, and segragation was abolished.
19. The arrivial of the 21st Century!
20. African Americans were given the right to vote.
21. "The Star Spangled Banner" became the national anthem by act of Congress.
22. Flagpoles were erected on the Fenway Park roof to hold all of the teamís future World Series pennants. Those flagpoles have since rusted and been taken down.
23. Thirteen baseball players have won the Triple Crown; several thanked Red Sox pitchers.
24. The US Air Defense Command was created.
25. Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic.
26. Bell-bottoms came in style, went out of style and came back in style; disco did the same.
27. There were eleven amendments added to the Constitution
28. The NBA and NHL were formed
29. George Burns celebrated his 20th, 30th, 40th,50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th, and 100th birthdays.
30. Babe Ruth was sold. He went on to win 4 World Series titles with the Yankees.
31. 1920- The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by congress.... Just in time for the "roaring twenties".
32. 1922- Mussolini formed a fascist government in Italy
33. 1925- John T. Scopes was tried in Tennessee for teaching evolution in school. The "monkey trial" was defended by Clarence Darrow and Prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan.
34. 1925- Hitler reorganized the Nazi Party and published volume 1 of Mein Kampf
35. Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs for the New York Yankees.
36. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin.
37. The first Mickey Mouse films were made by Walt Disney.
38. The Kellogg-Briand Pact, outlawing war, was signed in Paris by 65 states.
39. The Frisbee was Invented (1948).
40. The material called plastic was invented by Walter Morris.