On this day in Reds history, Cincinnati acquired Scott Rolen.
On this day in 1914, former Red Elmer Riddle was born in Columbus, GA.
On this day in 1988, the Reds released centerfielder Eddie Milner. I wrote more about Milner in May.
On this day in 1993, the Reds traded right-handed starter Tim Belcher to the White Sox for righties Jeff Pierce and Johnny Ruffin.
On this day in 1995, the Reds traded lefty C.J. Nitkowski, pitching prospect Dave Tuttle, and a player to be named later to the Tigers for David "Boomer" Wells. Cincinnati sent infielder Mark Lewis to Detroit in the offseason to finish the deal. Wells was reliable down the stretch for the Reds, posting a 3.59 ERA (115 ERA+) in 72.2 innings.
On this day in 1997, Cincinnati shipped infielder Jeff Branson and lefty John Smiley to Cleveland in exchange for closer Danny Graves, lefty Jim Crowell, utility player Damian Jackson, and righty Scott Winchester.
Also on this day in 1997, former Red Eddie Miller died in Lake Worth, FL at the age of 80.
On this day in 1999, dealt lefty B.J. Ryan and pitching prospect Jacobo Sequea to Baltimore for right-handed starter Juan Guzman and cash considerations.
On this day in 2003, Cincinnati traded third baseman Aaron Boone to the Yankees in exchange for lefties Brandon Claussen and Charlie Manning as well as cash considerations.
On this day in 2006, the Reds sent pitching prospect Zach Ward to the Twins for starter Kyle Lohse.
Also on this day in 2006, Cincinnati acquired lefty Rheal Cormier from the Phillies in exchange for swingman Justin Germano.
On this day in 2008, the Reds traded Ken Griffey, Jr. along with cash to the White Sox for setup man Nick Masset and infielder Danny Richar.
On this day in 2009, Cincinnati shipped third baseman Edwin Encarnacion, reliever Josh Roenicke, and pitching prospect Zach Stewart to Toronto for third baseman Scott Rolen.
Also on this day in 2009, the Reds picked up pitching prospect Chase Weems from the Yankees in exchange for utility player Jerry Hairston, Jr.
On this day in 2012, the Reds traded pitching prospects Donnie Joseph and J.C. Sulbaran to the Royals for Jonathan Broxton.