On this day in 1900, former Red and Hall of Famer Jim Bottomley was born in Oglesby, IL.
On this day in 1912, the Reds lost outfielder Elmer Miller when the Cardinals claimed him off of the waiver wire.
On this day in 1917, Cincinnati bought outfielder and Olympic champion Jim Thorpe from the New York Giants.
On this day in 1940, the game between the Reds and Cardinals at Crosley Field is cancelled when the Ohio River floods Cincinnati. The next day's game will also be cancelled.
On this day in 1950, Joe Adcock made his major league debut with the Reds against the Pirates at Forbes Field. He went 2-4 with a double. Catcher Johnny Pramesa drove in three runs for the Reds, one on a sacrifice fly and two on a dinger in the top of the sixth. Unfortunately, Cincinnati couldn't muster any other runs. Pittsburgh's Cliff Chambers went the distance, and the Buccos beat the Reds, 5 - 3.
On this day in 1967, former Red Rheal Cormier was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
On this day in 1978, Joe Morgan committed an error for the first time in 91 games. His record streak had started on July 6, 1977.
On this day in 1992, former Red Deron Johnson died in Poway, CA at the age of 53. His best season came with the Reds in 1965 when he hit .287/.340/.515 (130 wRC+) and led baseball with 130 RBIs.
On this day in 2000, the Reds lost to the Dodgers for the 1,000th time in club history. Los Angeles was the only visiting NL team to record a winning record at Riverfront Stadium.
On this day in 2002, former Red Jung Bong made his major league debut with the Braves.
On this day in 2008, the Reds fired general manager Wayne Krivsky and replaced him with Walt Jocketty.