Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
October 9th

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-28 -BC- The Temple of Apollo is dedicated on the Palatine Hill in Rome.Ref: 2
-28*-BC- The Temple of Apollo is dedicated on the Palatine Hill in Rome.Ref: 2
1446*Korean Hangual alphabet devised.Ref: 5
1470*Henry VI of England restored to the throne.Ref: 2
1514*King Louis XII France marries Mary Tudor.Ref: 10
1635*Colonial American Separatist Roger Williams was banished from Massachusetts for preaching that civil government had no right to interfere in religious affairs. (Williams was seeking to establish freedom of worship through the separation of church and state.).Ref: 5
1701*The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later Yale University) is chartered in New Haven.Ref: 70
1776*Spanish missionaries dedicated the first mission chapel on the northern CA coast at Yerba Buena. (In 1847, the city which grew up around the mission changed its name to San Francisco.).Ref: 5
1779*The Luddite riots being in Manchester, England in reaction to machinery for spinning cotton.Ref: 2
1789*Torture abolished in France.Ref: 10
1804 Hobart, Tasmania founded.Ref: 10
1820 Guayaquil, Ecuador declares its freedom from Ecuador.Ref: 5
1825*The first Norwegian immigrants to America arrive on the sloop Restaurationen.Ref: 2
1841*Contracts are signed for the building of a second Greene County (OH) courthouse, to replace the first which had gone out of use in 1832. (XDG, p 6A, 5/13/2003)Ref: 83
1842*Episcopal missionary James L. Breck was ordained a priest at Duck Creek, WI. In 1850, this "apostle of the wilderness" moved to Minnesota and in 1858 founded the Seabury Divinity School. It is said that "no priest did more for the Episcopal Church in the West than Breck."Ref: 5
1845*Cofounder of the Oxford Movement in England, churchman John Henry Newman made his celebrated conversion from Anglicanism to Catholicism. From 1845-1862, nearly 250 other English clergy followed Newman into the Roman Catholic faithRef: 5
1858*Mail service via stagecoach between San Francisco and St. Louis was started. It took 23 days, four hours for that first run.Ref: 4
1872*The first mail order catalog was delivered. It was only one page but it worked. It was sent out by Mr. Aaron Montgomery Ward of the famous Montgomery Ward catalog and department stores.Ref: 4
1877*American Humane Association organized in Cleveland.Ref: 5
1878*Ellen Kelly, mother of Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, was sentenced to three years hard labour for attempting to murder a policeman -a charge vehemently denied by the Kelly Clan. Ref 
1880*The first issue of the "The Yellow Springs Review", a newspaper in Yellow Springs [Greene County] OH, is published by Warren Anderson. (XDG, p 9A, 10/29/2003)Ref: 83
1888*The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills, opens to the public.Ref: 2
1903*11" rainfall in 24 hrs (NYC).Ref: 5
1935*Bruno Hauptmann's first appeal for the Lindbergh kidnapping is denied by New Jersey's highest tribunal.Ref: 87
1936*The first generator at Boulder (later Hoover) Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.Ref: 70
1941*President Franklin D. Roosevelt requests congressional approval for arming U.S. merchant ships.Ref: 2
1941*Bush brings the MAUD Report to Pres. Roosevelt. FDR approves a broader project to investigate the feasibility and to confirm the British estimates.Ref: 91
1943*(day unspecified) The first Alpha racetrack (containing 96 units) is completed. A work force of 4800 to run Y-12 has been assembled. Start up is unsuccessful due to unexplained shorts in the magnets.Ref: 91
1943*(day unspecified) Project Alberta, the full scale atomic bomb delivery program, begins. Norman Ramsey appointed to select and modify aircraft for delivering atomic bombs.Ref: 91
1949*Harvard Law School begins admitting women.Ref: 2
1951*U.S. and Germany formally end WWII.Ref: 10
1961*Tanganyika becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.Ref: 5
1961*Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic).Ref: 5
1961*Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic).Ref: 5
1963*Uganda becomes a republic within the British Commonwealth.Ref: 5
1963*An avalanche occurs in Belluno, Italy.Ref: 81
1968 Government seizes oil fields in Peru.Ref: 5
1969*(Chicago 7) The National Guard was called into Chicago again, this time to disperse the Chicago 8 supporters and demonstrators outside the courthouse.Ref: 3
1970*Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence.Ref: 5
1975*Soviet scientist Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.Ref: 17
1975*Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San FranciscoRef: 5
1980*Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot.Ref: 5
1983*James Watt forced to resign as Secretary of the InteriorRef: 62
1985*The hijackers of the Achille Lauro cruise liner surrendered after the ship arrived in Port Said, Egypt.Ref: 70
1986*Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him the 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment.Ref: 5
1990*Saddam threatens to hit Israel with a new missileRef: 5
1990*(US Supreme Court Justice) David Souter was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.Ref: 70
1991*President Bush told a news conference he would be willing to consider higher income tax rates for the wealthy, but later appeared to back off that stand. (Ref 6)Ref: 6
1996*Americans Edward B. Lewis and Eric F. Wieschaus and German Christiane Nuesslein-Volhard won the Nobel Prize for medicine for studies of how genes control early embryo development. (Ref 6)Ref: 6
2000*The United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, hours after a handful of workers walked off the job when a strike deadline passed.(Ref 6)Ref: 6
2001*Letters postmarked in Trenton, N.J., that later tested positive for anthrax spores were mailed to Sens. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.Ref: 70
2003*According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Americans Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon win the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on cell wall channel studies. (WSJ, p A1, 10/09/2003)Ref: 33
2003*According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, American Robert F Engle of NYU and Briton Clive WJ Granger of UC San Diego win the Nobel Prize in economics for their work on cell wall channel studies. (WSJ, p A2, 10/09/2003)Ref: 33
1000*Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly New England).Ref: 5
1855*The sewing machine motor was patented by Isaac Singer (the Singer sewing machine guy) of NY.Ref: 4
1855*Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass patents first the calliope.Ref: 5
1876*First 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires.Ref: 5
1899*World's first bus with a petrol-driven motor runs in London.Ref: 10
1930*Laura Ingalls became the first woman to fly across the United States as she completes a nine-stop journey from Roosevelt Field in New York to Glendale, CA.Ref: 39
1946*The first electric blanket went on sale -- for $39.50 -- in Petersburg, VA.Ref: 4
1947 First telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane.Ref: 5
1962*NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m.Ref: 5
1977*Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock.Ref: 5
1980*First consumer use of home banking by computer (Knoxville Tn).Ref: 5
1984*Kathy Sullivan becomes first US woman to walk in spaceRef: 5
1989*The official Soviet news agency Tass reported that a spaceship of some kind, complete with a trio of tall aliens, had visited a park in the city of Voronezh.Ref: 70
1760 Austrian and Russian troops enter Berlin and begin burning structures and looting.Ref: 2
1781*Americans begin shelling the British surrounded at Yorktown. George Washington fires the first shot.Ref: 2
1863*Confederate cavalry raiders return to Chattanooga after attacking Union General William Rosecrans' supply and communication lines all around east TN. Overconfident and overextended, the Union Army of the Cumberland advanced into the deep woods of northwest Georgia. Waiting Confederates did not intend for them to leave.Ref: 2
1914*Antwerp surrenders to Germans after a 12-day siege. Government removed to Ostend.Ref: 2
1915*Belgrade again occupied by Austro-Germans.Ref: 38
1917*Poelcapelle and other German positions captured in Franco- British attack.Ref: 38
1918*More than 250 bombers and 100 pursuit planes attack enemy forces in France.Ref: 50
1920 Poles occupy Vilnius district of Lithuania.Ref: 10
1950*U.N. forces, led by the First Cavalry Division, cross the 38th parallel in South Korea and begin attacking northward towards the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.Ref: 2
2003*CPA Administrator L. Paul Bremer is quoted "Over 60,000 Iraqis now provide security to their fellow citizens." (Now see October 30, 2003) (WSJ, p A4, 11/04/2003)Ref: 33
1905*Christy Matthewson blanks Philadelphia in Game 1 of the World Series, 3-0. The NY ace will blank the A's twice more as the Giants sweep the Fall Classic.Ref: 1
1909*With 7-2 victory, highlighted by Ty Cobb's steal of home, the Tigers knot World Series at one game apiece with PiratesRef: 1
1910*Ty Cobb, who sits out the last two games, wins the third of his nine consecutive batting titles by edging Nap Lajoie, who had six bogus hits on the last day, by less than a percentage point.Ref: 1
1915*Woodrow Wilson becomes, who becomes the first president to attend a World Series game, sees Red Sox hurler Rube Foster limits the Phillies to just three hits en route to a 2-1 victory in Game 2 of the Fall Classic.Ref: 1
1916*Babe Ruth pitches & wins longest WS game (14 innings) 2-1.Ref: 5
1919*(Black Sox) In the first inning of the eighth game, Williams gives up four consecutive hits and three runs. He is removed from the game. Cincinnati wins the game 10 to 5 and takes the championship.Ref: 87
1921*Babe Ruth's first WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays.Ref: 5
1928*NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, Ruth hits 3 HR in game NY Yankees become first to sweep consecutive World Series.Ref: 5
1934*Commissioner Landis makes Cardinal Joe Medwick leave Game 7 of the World Series for 'his own safety'. Tiger fans are upset with his aggressive slide into third and the angry mob begins hurling fruit at the St. Louis outfielder during the Cards 11-0 series-clinching win, 4 games to 3.Ref: 1
1938*Sweeping the Cubs in four games, the Yankees become the first team in major league history to win three consecutive World Series. Red Ruffing goes the distance beating Chicago, 8-3, at Yankee StadiumRef: 1
1938*Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game.Ref: 5
1944*St Louis Cards beat St Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series.Ref: 5
1948*Behind the solid pitching of Steve Gromek, the Indians win pivotal Game 4 of the Fall Classic edging the Braves, 2-1, to take a 3-1 series lead. Larry Doby's home run, the first by a black player in World Serfies history, provides the difference in the Tribe's victory.Ref: 1
1949*NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series.Ref: 5
1951*Gil McDougald's world series grand slam helps Yanks beat Giants 13-1 (World Series #48).Ref: 5
1958*NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series NY Yankees appear in 9 & win 7 of last 10 World Series.Ref: 5
1960*Cowboy QB Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2").Ref: 5
1961*NY Yankees beat Cin Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series; Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning of scoreless World Series pitching.Ref: 5
1966*Happening just three times previously in World Series history, the Orioles for the second consecutive day win a Fall Classic game 1-0 game decided by a home run. Frank Robinson takes a Don Drysdale pitch deep over the left field fence in the fourth inning accounting for the game's only run, and giving Baltimore a four-game sweep over the Dodgers.Ref: 1
1973*Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors.Ref: 5
1974*Washington Capitals first NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at MSG; Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak.Ref: 5
1976*Yanks first AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1.Ref: 5
1977*Yanks rally for 3 in 9th & beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31.Ref: 5
1986*Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals.Ref: 5
1988*Dennis Eckersley, first to save all 4 games in a championship series.Ref: 5
1989*First NFL game coached by a black man (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night FootballRef: 5
1996*In boxing's first sanctioned battle of the sexes, Margaret MacGregor defeated Loi Chow by winning all four rounds on all three judges' cards in a promotion held in Seattle. (Ref 6)Ref: 6
1997*After 36 seasons, Dean Smith announced his retirement as basketball coach at the University of North Carolina. Smith left with a record of 879-255, including two national championships [1982, 1993] and 13 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament titles. The Tar Heels name assistant Bill Guthridge as his replacement. Smith's players include Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Phil Ford, Billy Cunningham and Charlie Scott.Ref: 4
1999*The Arizona Diamondback season ends when Todd Pratt homers in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the New York Mets a 4-3 victory in Game Four of the NL Division Series.Ref: 86
1999*The New York Yankees win their ninth straight playoff game against the Rangers, completing their second straight three-game sweep of the Rangers in the A.L. Division Series with a 3-0 win at The Ballpark in Arlington.Ref: 86
1890*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Red-Headed League".Ref: 5
1931*Russ Columbo’s Prisoner of Love was recorded -- on Victor Records.Ref: 4
1935 Cavalcade of America was first broadcast on radio this very day. The CBS show featured some of Hollywood and Broadway’s most famous stars in leading roles in the half hour radio dramas. Thomas Chalmers narrated the stories about obscure incidents and people in American history. The orchestra (yes, radio shows had live orchestras back then) was led by Donald Voorhees. The show aired from 1935 to 1953, changing from CBS to NBC in 1939; with one sponsor for its entire duration. The DuPont Company introduced its slogan on Cavalcade of America ... “Better things for better living through chemistry...”Ref: 4
1943 ABC Radio presented Land of the Lost for the first time. The opening phrase for the show was, “In that wonderful kingdom at the bottom of the sea...” This children’s adventure-fantasy serial took the audience underwater where the main characters, Isabel and Jimmy, were guided by their friend, a red fish named Red Lantern and played at first by Junius Matthews and later, by Art Carney. Land of the Lost found a large audience and remained on the air until 1948.Ref: 4
1946*The Eugene O'Neill drama "The Iceman Cometh" opened at the Martin Beck Theater in NY.Ref: 70
1947*High Button Shoes, opened on Broadway in NY City with an entertainer named Phil Silvers in the lead. The popular show ran for 727 performances.Ref: 4
1953*Anne Jeffreys played Marion Kirby, Robert Sterling was George Kirby and the lead character of Topper was played by Leo G. Carroll on CBS-TV. Topper was called the first of the ‘spirit’ shows of the day. Marion and George Kirby had died along with their dog Neil (a St. Bernard) in an avalanche while on a skiing vacation. The three characters returned to their home -- now occupied by Topper. The adventures of the Kirbys, their dog and Topper were quite chaotic and a lot of fun to watch. The story was loosely based on the writings of Thorne Smith.Ref: 4
1965*Beatles' "Yesterday," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks.Ref: 5
1967*Coming out of the NBC Tonight Show Orchestra to become musical director of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Doc Severinsen replaced Skitch Henderson.Ref: 4
1969*Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together".Ref: 5
1973*Priscilla Presley, was divorced from Elvis -- in Santa Monica, CA. Ms. Presley got $1.5 million in cash, $4,200 per month in alimony, half interest in a $750,000 home plus about 5% interest in two of Elvis’ publishing companies.Ref: 4
1973*Speaking of riches, Paul Simon got a gold record this day for his hit, Loves Me like a Rock.Ref: 4
1985*A 2½-acre garden memorial was dedicated to John Lennon by his widow, Yoko Ono, this day. The memorial in NY City’s Central Park is named Strawberry Fields.Ref: 4
1986*Joan Rivers debuted her new The Late Show on the fledgling FOX network -- opposite former boss Johnny Carson on NBC. Reportedly, Rupert Murdoch paid up to $25,000 a week for Joan’s lovely gowns. Carson quipped, “The show proves that all that glitters is not watched.”Ref: 4
1987 $1.1million paid by Japanese bank for 1852 2¢ U.S. rare postage stamp known as the "Lady McGill.”Ref: 10
1989*Penthouse Magazine's hebrew edition hits the newstandsRef: 5
1990*Radio stations around the world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon.Ref: 5
1201*Robert de Sorbon, French theologian, is born.Ref: 70
1757*Charles X reactionary king of France (1824-30); deposed, is born.Ref: 5
1782*Lewis Cass (Gov-Mich), is born.Ref: 5
1835*Camille Saint-Saens, French composer, is born.Ref: 70
1837*Francis Parker, educator and founder of progressive elementary schools, is born.Ref: 2
1859*(Dreyfus) Alfred Dreyfus, French artillery officer who was falsely accused of giving French military secrets to foreign powers, is born.Ref: 68
1860*Leonard Wood, American medical officer and governor general of the Philippines (1921-7), is born.Ref: 70
1863*Alexander Siloti, Kharkov Russia, pianist/prof (Moscow Cons 1888-91), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Charles Rudolph Walgreen, "the father of the modern drugstore", is born.Ref: 2
1879*Max von Laue, German physicist, is born.Ref: 2
1884*Martin Elmer Johnson explorer/photographer, is born.Ref: 5
1888*Hank Patterson AL, actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Rube (Richard William) Marquard Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher: NY Giants, is born.Ref: 4
1890*Aimee Semple McPherson Pentecostal evangelist/radio preacher, is born.Ref: 5
1891*Otto Schnering candy bar mogul: founded Curtiss Candy Co.: Kandy Kake, Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, is born.Ref: 4
1899*Bruce Catton, the American writer and historian known for his books about the Civil War, was born.Ref: 70
1900*Alastair Sims actor (Christmas Carol, Stage Fright), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Walter O’Malley, baseball executive: owner: Brooklyn/LA Dodgers is born.Ref: 4
1904*Wally Brown Malden Mass, actor (Jed Fame-Cimarron City), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Howard St. John actor: I Died a Thousand Times, L’il Abner, The Tender Trap, Lover Come Back, Hank, The Investigator; is born.Ref: 4
1906*Leopold Senghor poet/president of Senegal (1960-80), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Klaes Karppinen Findland, 4 X 10K relay (Olympic-gold-1936), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Jacques Tati Pecq France, director (Traffic, Playtime, My Uncle), is born.Ref: 5
1908*James E Folsom (AL-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Jacques Tati (Tatischeff), French actor and director, is born.Ref: 2
1910*Phil Hanna River Forest Ill, singer (Once Upon a Tune), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Edward Andrews Griffin Ga, actor (Broadside, Harry-Supertrain), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Kusuo Kitamura Japan, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932), is born.Ref: 5
1918*E Howard Hunt Hamburg NY, involved in Watergate break-in, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Walter Burkemo champion golfer: PGA [1953], is born.Ref: 4
1923*Donald Sinden England, actor (Doctor at Large, Mogambo, Simba), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Arnie (Arnold) Risen Basketball Hall of Famer: Rochester Royals [NBA Championship: 1951], Boston Celtics [NBA Championship: 1957], is born.Ref: 4
1924*Robert Rushworth pilot (X-15), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Robert Finch actor (Academy Theater), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Daniele Delorme Paris, actress (Pardon My Affair Too), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Robert Shaw actor (From Russia with Love, Man for All Seasons), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Einojuhani Rautavaara Helsinki Finland, composer (Kaivos), is born.Ref: 5
1930*David Rounds Bronxville NY, actor (Terence-Beacon Hill), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Martin Gottfried drama critic; author: All His Jazz The Life and Death of Bob Fosse, Balancing Act - The Authorized Biography of Angela Lansbury, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Rock musician-songwriter John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England.Ref: 70
1940*Gordon Humphrey (Sen-R-NH), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Joe (Joseph Anthony) ‘Pepi’ Pepitone baseball: New York Yankees [World Series: 1963, 1964/all-star: 1963, 1964, 1965], Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Freddie (Frederick Joseph) Patek ‘The Flea’: baseball: Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals [all-star: 1972, 1976, 1978], California Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1944*John Entwistle rocker (The Who-Tommy), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Peter Tosh (Winston McIntosh), Jamaica, reggae musician (Mystic Man, Mama Africa), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Jeannie C Riley TX, singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Bob (Robert Ralph) Moose baseball: pitcher: Pittsburgh Pirates [World Series: 1971], is born.Ref: 4
1948*Dave Samuels vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Jackson Browne Germany, rocker (Lawyers in Love), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Martin Imhof football: San Diego State Univ., SL Cardinals, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Shep Messing Israel, soccer goal tender (NY Cosmos), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Brian (Jay) Downing baseball: Chicago White Sox, CA Angels [all-star: 1979], TX Rangers, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Gary Frank Spokane Wash, actor (Sons & Daughters, Family), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Richard Chaves actor (Cease Fire, Predator), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Robert Wuhl Union NJ, actor (Bull Durham, Good Morning Vietnam), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Scott Bakula actor: Quantum Leap, Enterprise, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Steve Ovett England, runner (Olympics-800m gold, 1500m bronze-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Linwood Boomer Vancouver, actor (Adam-Little House on the Prairie), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Mike Singletary football: Chicago Bears middle linebacker: Super Bowl XX; UPI NFC Defensive Player of the Year [1984, 1985], is born.Ref: 68
1959*Michael Par‚ Brooklyn NY, actor (Greatest American Hero, Houston Knights), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Arlene Boxhall Zimbabwe, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Jean Sagal LA CA, actress (Kate-Double Trouble, Grease 2), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Liz Sagal LA CA, actress (Allison-Double Trouble, Grease 2), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Carling Bassett-Seguso Canada, tennis player/actress (Spring Fever), is born.Ref: 5
1975*John Lennon turned 35. To celebrate, Yoko Ono presented John with a newborn son, Sean Ono Lennon.Ref: 4
1981*Zachery Ty Bryan actor: Home Improvement, is born.Ref: 4
680*Husain ibn 'Ali, Shi'i religious leader, enters martyrdom.Ref: 5
1047*Pope Clement II dies.Ref: 69
1253*Grosseteste an English scholar, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1562*Gabriel Fallopius Modena Italy, anatomist, diesRef: 5
1688*Claude Perrault, French physician, architect and engineer, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1747*Colonial missionary to the New England Indians, David Brainerd died of tuberculosis (brought on by exposure) at age 29. Following his death, the publication of "Brainerd's Journal" by Jonathan Edwards influenced hundreds to become missionaries after him.Ref: 5
1806*Benjamin Banneker astronomer/mathematician, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1837*Steamboat "Home" sinks off Okracoke NC killing 100.Ref: 5
1841*Karl Schinkel, German architect and painter, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1906*Joseph Glidden, American inventor (1st commercial usable barbed wire), dies at age 93.Ref: 70
1912*Millie & Christine Siamese twins, die at 61.Ref: 5
1934*King Alexander I of Yugoslavia is assassinated in Marseilles France by Vlada Chernozmaky, a professional assassin in the employ of Ante Pavelic, who escaped.Ref: 52
1941*Helen Morgan (Riggins) singer, actress: Frankie and Johnny, Show Boat, Applause; dies.Ref: 4
1958*Pope Pius XII [Euhenio MGG Pacelli], 260th Pope (1939-58), dies at age 82, 19 years after he was elevated to the papacy. He was succeeded by Pope John XXIII.Ref: 68
1960*Howard Glenn NY Titan, dies of injuries sustain in this day's game.Ref: 5
1962*Lulu McConnell comediene (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1967*Latin American guerrilla leader Che Guevara, 39, was executed in Bolivia while attempting to incite revolution, by Mario Teran, a Bolivian soldier.Ref: 17
1967 Andre Maurois dies.Ref: 10
1972*Miriam Hopkins actress: The Children’s Hour, The Chase, Carrie, Barbary Coast; dies.Ref: 4
1973*Irene Ryan (Noblette) actress: The Beverly Hillbillies, Heading for Heaven; died Apr 26, 1973Ref: 4
1974 Oskar Schindler dies.Ref: 10
1978*Jacques Brel singer, songwriter: Jackie, Next, If You Go Away, I’m Not Afraid; appeared in his own French version of Man of La Mancha and in film: Montdragon; dies.Ref: 4
1982*Anna Freud, the Austrian-born psychologist who pioneered the field of child psychoanalysis, dies.Ref: 70
1982*(Green River Killer) Shawnda Leea Summers, 17, is last seen. She is the 12th of 48 women Gary Ridgway admits killing. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/06/2003)Ref: 13
1983*The president of South Korea, Doo Hwan Chun, with his cabinet and other top officials are scheduled to lay a wreath on a monument in Rangoon, Burma, when a bomb explodes. Hwan had not yet arrived so escaped injury, but 17 Koreans--including the deputy prime minister and two other cabinet members--and two Burmese are killed. North Korea is blamed.Ref: 2
1984*Lew Christensen, American dancer, teacher and choreographer, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1987*Clare Boothe Luce, American playwright and politician, dies.Ref: 70
1988*Felix Wankel, developer of the Wankel rotary engine, diesRef: 5
1988*Elmer J. ‘Mousey’ Alexander musician: drums: group: Alexanders the Great; died Oct 9, 1988Ref: 4
1988*Edward Chodorov playwright/director (Louis Pasteur), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1988*Felix Wankel, German engineer and inventor, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1992*Mike (Fermin) Guerra baseball: catcher: Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox; dies.Ref: 4
1995*A 7.6 earthquake shakes the west coast of Mexico killing 51 people. (XDG, p 4A, 10/9/2000)Ref: 83
1995*Sabotuers pull 29 spikes from a stretch of railroad track, causing an Amtrak train to derail, killing one and injuring 100. (XDG, p 4A, 10/9/2000)Ref: 83
1995*Sir Alec Douglas-Home, British prime minister (1963-4) and foreign secretary (1960-3, 1970-4), dies at age 92.Ref: 70
1996*A 7.6 earthquake shook the west coast of Mexico, killing 51 people. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1996*Walter Kerr Pulitzer Prize-winning drama critic, playwright and director dies.Ref: 4
1999*Milt Jackson musician: ‘Bags’: vibes: group: The Modern Jazz Quartet: LP: Opus de Funk, Ballads and Blues, Plenty, Plenty Soul, Bags and Flutes, Soul Brothers [w/Ray Charles], Bean Bags, Bags and Trane [w/John Coltrane], Ballad Artistry of Milt Jackson [w/Quincy Jones’ string arrangement], Bags Meets Wes [w/Wes Montgomery]; dies.Ref: 4
1999*Morris L West, Australian novelist, dies at age 83.Ref: 70
2000*David Dukes actor: War & Remembrance, The Winds of War, Sisters, The Men’s Club, Snow Kill, The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal, The Josephine Baker Story, Held Hostage; dies.Ref: 4
2001*Herbert Ross director: True Colors, My Blue Heaven, Steel Magnolias, Dancers, Footloose, Pennies from Heaven, California Suite, The Turning Point, The Goodbye Girl, The Sunshine Boys, Funny Lady, The Owl and the Pussycat; actor, director: Play It Again, Sam, Goodbye, Mr. Chips; dies.Ref: 4
2002*(DC Sniper) A Washington DC serial sniper kills his 9th victim, Dean Harold Meyers, age 53, while he was getting gasoline at a Manassas VA gas station. (XDG, p 2A, 11/18/2003)Ref: 83
2003*Central State University men's track coach Jahan Culbreath, pleads no contest to a charge of stalking, a first degree misdemeanor. A presentencing investigation has been scheduled. (XDG, p 4A, 10/11/2003)Ref: 83

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