Here's a snapshot of what the world was like in 1908 -- the last time the Chicago Cubs were World Series champs

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The Cubs previously won the World Series in 1908. Here is a look at the world the last time they celebrated being at the top of the baseball world:

The president is Theodore Roosevelt

Frederick Cook claims he is the first person to reach the North Pole (later discredited)

Lyndon B. Johnson is born (he became President in 1963)

James M. Spangler gets a patent for his newly invented upright vacuum cleaner.

The first Ford Model T is produced

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in Bolivia

Actor Jimmy Stewart is born

Former President Grover Cleveland dies