Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of America’s past. These stories are about Americans—people just like you—who have made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around the site and find what inspires you.

This Day in History

On August 8, 1988, the Chicago Cubs hosted the first night game in the history of Wrigley Field. The Cubs were one of the last teams resisting playing night games.Evening games had begun in the Major Leagues in 1935 when the leagues found they could attract bigger audiences after work. Finally, on August 8, 1988, the Cubs played the Philadelphia Phillies in the park’s first night game.


"What can one person do?"
Read some of the stories on this site; you'll see that they revolve around single individuals who worked toward change.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

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