Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
October 24th

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-3963*-BC- Origin of Hevelius' Mundane Era.Ref: 5
1260*Under Pope Alexander IV, Chartres Cathedral in France was consecrated. Completed in less than 30 years, the structure represents high Gothic architecture at its purest.Ref: 5
1531 Bavaria, despite being a Catholic region, joins the League of Schmalkalden, a Protestant group which opposes Charles V.Ref: 2
1604*James VI of Scotland proclaimed James I, King of England, Scotland, France & Ireland.Ref: 10
1747*Formation of the Ohio Company of Virginia.Ref: 92
1755*A British expedition against the French held Fort Niagara in Canada ends in failure.Ref: 2
1770*(Boston Massacre) (thru Oct 30th) Captain Preston is tried. A jury acquits Preston after the evidence fails to establish that he gave the order to fire.Ref: 87
1784*Simon Kenton and his brothers completes a survey of 1000 acres on Lawrence Creek (KY).Ref: 60
1790*English founder of Methodism John Wesley, 87, made the last entry in his 55-year-long journal, written after preaching a sermon: 'I hope many even then resolved to choose the better part.' (Wesley died the following March.).Ref: 5
1795 3rd partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia.Ref: 5
1856 Constitution of South Australia adopted.Ref: 5
1901*Eastman Kodak Company incorporated in Trenton, NJ; Kodak brownies on sale for $1.00Ref: 10
1902*Mount Santa Maria in Guatamala erupts.Ref: 81
1911*Missionary widow Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy Semple, 21, married Harold Stewart McPherson, also 21. Afterward, Aimee Semple McPherson went on to establish the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in 1918. (She and Harold would divorce in 1921).Ref: 5
1916*Henry Ford becomes first industrialist to award equal pay to women $5.00 per day.Ref: 2
1929*This day became known as Black Thursday after Wall Street investors panicked and ordered their stock brokers to sell, sell, sell! Nearly 13 million shares traded hands and stock prices plummeted. Many stocks recovered late in the afternoon, but the stage had been set for the October 29th stock market crash -- and the beginning of the Great Depression.Ref: 4
1931*The George Washington Bridge opens, linking New York City with New Jersey across the Hudson River.Ref: 4
1931*Al (Alphonse) Capone, the prohibition-era Chicago gangster, is sent to prison for tax evasion.Ref: 2
1934 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, called Mahatma or "Great Soul," resigns from Congress in India.Ref: 2
1938*The Fair Labor Standards Act becomes law, establishing the 40-hour work week, which will take effect in 1940.Ref: 2
1940*The 40-hour work week goes into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938Ref: 70
1945*The United Nations officially comes into existence at the San Francisco Conference when the Charter is ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and others totaling 29 nations.Ref: 44
1947*Series of forest fires burn $30 million of timber (New England States).Ref: 5
1948 Expression "cold war" first used by Bernard Baruch in Senate testimony on USSR relations.Ref: 10
1949*United Nations (U.N.) headquarters building opens in New York.Ref: 10
1951*United Nations publishes its first postage stamps.Ref: 5
1952 Arab Liberation Movement becomes the only party of Syria.Ref: 5
1952*Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in Detroit, delivered his famous speech about Korea. He promised to go to Korea and seek “an early settlement to the war” if elected President. He was -- and he did.Ref: 4
1956*In Syracuse, NY, Margaret Ellen Towner became the first woman ordained in the Presbyterian Church.Ref: 5
1962*The U.S. blockade of Cuba during the missile crisis officially began under a proclamation signed by President Kennedy.Ref: 70
1964*Zambia (N Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day).Ref: 5
1980*Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity.Ref: 5
1984*11 members of the Colombo crime family arrested.Ref: 5
1987*(US Supreme Court Justice) Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by senate.Ref: 5
1987*Thirty years after it was expelled for refusing to answer allegations of corruption, the Teamsters union was welcomed back into the AFL-CIO by a vote of the labor federation's executive council in Miami Beach, Fla.Ref: 70
1988 Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released.Ref: 5
1989*Televangelist Jim Bakker, 50, is fined $500,000 and sentenced to 45 years in prison. He was found guilty on 24 counts of mail and wire fraud.Ref: 5
1995*The United Nations celebrated its 50th anniversary. The party (Oct 22-24) was the largest gathering of world leaders ever assembled in NY.Ref: 4
2001*Brewster Kahle and his Internet Archive ( unveil in San Francisco, CA, "The WayBack Machine", a search engine providing access to all archived copies of the WWW sites from the mid 1996 onwards (Internet Archive 2001).Ref: 75
2001*The House passed a $100 billion economic stimulus package in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.Ref: 70
2002*(DC Sniper) At approximately 3:15AM, after a tip from a motorist responding to an announced license plate number, police arrest John Allen Muhammed, 41, and John Lee Malvo, 17, without incident, at a rest area near Frederick MD. These are the suspected serial snipers. (USA Today, p 4A, 10/25/2002)Ref: 13
2002*USA Today reports on page 1A that the air marshall morale is low enough to cause a mass exodus. This is due to the long hours and consecutive days of work assigned to the marshalls.Ref: 13
2002*USA Today reports on page 6A that anthrax shots required in the military are either the primary cause or a major cause of an exodus from the National Guard and the Reserves. Eighty-five percent of the innoculants report adverse effects from the controversial medication.Ref: 13
2003*British Air flies its last Concorde flight. (WSJ, p A1, 10/24/2003)Ref: 33
1804*Lewis & Clark: North of what is now Bismarck, North Dakota, the Corps of Discovery reaches the earth-lodge villages of the Mandans and Hidatsas. Some 4,500 people live there – more than live in St. Louis or even Washington, D.C. at the time. The captains decide to build Fort Mandan across the river from the main village.Ref: 65
1836*Alonzo D. Phillips of Springfield, Massachusetts receives a patent for the phosphorous friction safety match.Ref: 4
1851*William Lassell discovers Ariel & Umbriel, satellites of Uranus.Ref: 5
1861 The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent as Justice Stephen J. Field of CA transmitted a telegram to President Lincoln. This puts the 18-month old Pony Express out of business.Ref: 70
1876*Alarm clock patented by Seth Thomas.Ref: 10
1911*Robert Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole.Ref: 5
1939*Women’s nylon stockings were sold publicly for the first time at Wilmington Dry Goods in Wilmington, DE. Why Wilmington? The Dupont Company, the inventor of nylon, is based there.Ref: 4
1944*The aircraft carrier USS Princeton is sunk by a single Japanese plane during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.Ref: 2
1962*Mars 1962A - USSR Mars Flyby. Spacecraft failed to leave Earth orbit after the final rocket stage exploded.Ref: 40
1968*NASA test pilot Bill Dana was at the controls of the North American X-15 rocket-propelled research aircraft when it made the 199th--and what turned out to be the final--flight of the X-15 program.Ref: 2
1984*Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere 5 months after upper stage failsRef: 5
439 Carthage, the leading Roman city in North Africa, falls to Genseric and the Vandals.Ref: 2
1648 (Thirty Years War) The Peace of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years War and effectively destroyed the Holy Roman Empire.Ref: 70
1861*President Lincoln relieves Gen. Frémont of his command and replaces him with Gen. David Hunter. 
1863*General Ulysses S. Grant arrives in Chattanooga, TN to find the Union Army there starving.Ref: 2
1916*Fort Douaumont recaptured by French.Ref: 38
1917*In World War I, the Caporetto (Italy) campaign begins.Germans push Italians to Piave River & take 300,000 prisoners.Ref: 2
1935*Italy invades Ethiopia.Ref: 5
1941*The Germans take Kharkov.Ref: 36
1943*Anti-nazi Clandestine Radio Soldatsender Calais begins transmitting.Ref: 5
1944*88 B-29s bomb Tokyo.Ref: 2
1944*Allied forces seal off the South Beveland isthmus near the port of Antwerp, Belgium. 
1954*President Eisenhower pledges support to Diem's government and military forces.Ref: 41
1956 Soviet troops invade Hungary.Ref: 5
1973 Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus.Ref: 5
1857*World's first soccer club founded the Sheffield Football Club of England.Ref: 5
1889*Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League.Ref: 5
1903 George Sutton becomes billiard champ.Ref: 5
1903*First trotter to run a mile under 2 minutes (Lou Dillon 1:58.1).Ref: 5
1908*Baseball's anthem, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, is introduced by Bill Murray. The songwriting team of Albert Von Tilzer (music) and Jack Norworth (words) who created the immortal tune have never seen a game.Ref: 1
1911*The World Series is resumed after six days of rain as the A's, behind the pitching of Chief Bender, beat the Giants and Christy Mathewson 4-2 giving Philadelphia a 3-1 game lead in the Fall Classic.Ref: 1
1940*Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball.Ref: 5
1951*Larry MacPhail suggests there should be four new major leagues including one located on the west coast.Ref: 1
1959*Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain launched a pro basketball record streak. Not only did he play in 799 consecutive games; he didn’t foul out in one of them.Ref: 4
1971 Harry Drake sets longest arrow flight by a footbow (1 mile 268 yds).Ref: 5
1971*Texas Stadium opens-Cowboys beat Patriots 44-21.Ref: 5
1974*Billy Martin named AL Manager of the Year (TX Rangers).Ref: 5
1976 Mark Hill of Lawton, OK bowled a perfect 300 game. According to the American Bowling Congress, Hill’s dad had rolled a perfect game on February 15, 1975 and his mother bowled a 300 game on August 4, 1975.Ref: 4
1978*NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs NY Islanders.Ref: 5
1979*Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy.Ref: 5
1980*Whitey Herzog assumes the dual role of general manager and field manager of the St Louis Cardinals.Ref: 86
1984*Steffi Graf plays her first pro tennis match.Ref: 5
1987*Amidst a deafening noise crowd of the hanky-waving fans in the Metrodome, the Twins staved off elimination when they score eight runs in the 5th and 6th innings of Game 6 beating the Cardinals, 11-5.Ref: 1
1988*NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires.Ref: 5
1989*After a week's delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played (World Series #86).Ref: 5
1990*The Texas Rangers and the City of Arlington announce plans to build a new ballpark and complex adjacent to the Arlington Stadium location.Ref: 86
1992*In Game 6, Canada wins its first-ever World Series as the Blue Jays beat the Braves, 4-3. Forty-one year old Dave Winfield's 11th inning double is the key hit in Toronto's victory.Ref: 1
1998*Potential free-agent all-star catcher Mike Piazza signs the most lucrative contract in major league history when he agrees to terms with the Mets. The seven-year deal is worth over $91 million and includes having a suite on road trips and a luxury box for home games at Shea.Ref: 1
1999*The Indianapolis Colts defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10, making the Colts coach Jim Moras the 27th NFL coach to win 100 games. (Announced shortly after the game on TV.) 
1999*In a heavyweight boxing match against Orlin Norris, Mike Tyson hit Norris after the bell in the 1st round and the fight was declared a no contest.Ref: 98
1999*At a ceremony honoring baseball's All-Century team before Game 2 of the World Series in Atlanta, Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig allows Pete Rose to appear in the ballpark. Rose receives the longest ovation of any player. Coming off the field, NBC's Jim Gray repeatedly asks Rose if he wants to apologize to fans for betting on baseball, but Rose trys to change the subject. Gray's contentious interview draws criticism from players and fans. (XDG, p 12, 1/06/2004)Ref: 83
2000*Orlando Hernandez (8-0, 1.90) losses his first postseason game as the Mets defeat the Yankees on a tie breaking eight inning double by Benny Agbayani, 4-2. NY native John Franco gets the win ending the Yankees' record 14-game World Series winning streak.Ref: 1
2000*Roger Clemens is fined a reported $50,000 for throwing the jagged barrel of a shattered bat in the direction of Met catcher Mike Piazza in the first inning Game 2 of the World Series.Ref: 1
2001*The Cleveland Indians manager Charlie Manuel, who led the Indians to their sixth AL Central Division crown in seven years, is retained for the 2002 season.Ref: 86
1897*The first comic strip appears in the Sunday color supplement of the New York Journal called the 'Yellow Kid.'Ref: 2
1901 To repay a loan on her Texas Ranch, Mrs. Annie Edson Taylor of Bay City, MI celebrates her 43rd birthday by sailing over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She was the first to live to tell about it, even though she couldn’t swim.Ref: 4
1929 The Rudy Vallee Show, radio's first variety program, is broadcast for the first time over NBC radio.Ref: 4
1939*Let’s Dance was recorded on Columbia Records. It became the theme song for the band that recorded it, the Benny Goodman Band.Ref: 4
1947*Walt Disney headed a list of "friendly" witnesses testifying to the first House Un-American Activities Committee investigation on Communist subversion in Hollywood. Others that week included Gary Cooper, Robert Taylor and Ginger Rodgers mother. Disney accused reds in the cartoonists union and the League of Women Voters with trying to "subvert the spirit of Mickey Mouse." *just a note: Is this where the term "rat bastard" got started ?Ref: 73
1951*Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy starred in The Fourposter, which made its Broadway debut this day.Ref: 4
1960*Brenda Lee hit #1 for the second time in the year with I Want to Be Wanted. 1960 was a very good year for the young (age 15) songstress. In addition to her first #1 smash, I’m Sorry (July 18), Lee had two other songs on the charts: Sweet Nothin’s (#4, April 18) and That’s All You Gotta Do (#6, July 4).Ref: 4
1968*Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for pot, released on œ50 bail.Ref: 5
1970*Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on Mary Tyler Moore Show.Ref: 5
1973*John Lennon sues US govt to admit the FBI is tapping his phone.Ref: 5
1975*Looking to name your own greatest hits album something other than Greatest Hits? Do what former Beatle John Lennon did, with his package of the best. Lennon called it, Shaved Fish.Ref: 4
1976*First Jewish film & TV festival.Ref: 5
1977*Gary Busey began filming The Buddy Holly Story. The star was a ringer for the rock idol.Ref: 4
1979*Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc.Ref: 5
1980*John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK.Ref: 5
1982*EPCOT (experimental prototype community of tomorrow) Center was dedicated by Disney Chairman, E. Cardon Walker at Walt Disney World, Florida: “May EPCOT Center entertain, inform and inspire, and above all, may it instill a new sense of belief and pride in man's ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere.”Ref: 4
1987*NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike.Ref: 5
1996*Motown Records founder Berry Gordy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Gordy helped launch the careers Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson and many others.Ref: 4
1632*Anton van Leeuwenhoek, the Dutch inventor of the microscope, microbiologist, is born.Ref: 2
1710*Alban Butler, English Roman Catholic priest and educator, is born.Ref: 70
1767 Jacques Lafitte is born.Ref: 10
1788*Sarah Josepha Hale author (Mary Had a Little Lamb), is born.Ref: 5
1830*Belva Ann Lockwood women’s rights advocate, attorney, first woman formally nominated to run for president of the U.S; is born.Ref: 4
1855*James Sherman, 27th U.S. Vice President [1909-1912], is born.Ref: 4
1882*Dame Sybil Thorndike England, actress (Saint Joan), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Chicago Mainbocher uniform designer (Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Waves)Ref: 5
1891*General Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, Molina government leader: president/dictator of Dominican Republic; is born.Ref: 4
1894*Ted Kid Lewis ("The Dashing, Crashing Kid") (born: Gershon Mendeloff), welterweight boxing champion, is born in Aldgate, London, England.Ref: 97
1904*Moss Hart Bronx NY, playwright (You can't Take it With You, Act 1), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Clarence M Kelley FBI head, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Sonny Terry (Saunders Terrell) singer, harmonica player: LPs: Sonny’s Story, Sonny is King, At the Second Fret, At Sugar Hill, Back to New Orleans, Midnight Special, California Blues; Spirituals to Swing concerts at Carnegie Hall; is born.Ref: 4
1915*Bob Kane, the American cartoonist best known for creating 'Batman,' is born.Ref: 70
1923*Denise Levertov American poet/essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Luciano Berio Oneglia Italy, composer (Chemins), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Y.A. (Yelberton Abraham) Tittle Pro Football Hall of Famer: quarterback; UPI Player of the Year [1957, 1962]; AP Player of the Year [1963], is born.Ref: 4
1929*Jim (James Patrick) Brosnan baseball: pitcher: Chicago Cubs, SL Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1961], Chicago White Sox; sportswriter, is born.Ref: 4
1929*George Crumb Charleston WV, composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time), is born.Ref: 5
1930*J.P. (Jiles Perry) Richardson The Big Bopper: singer: Chantilly Lace, Big Bopper’s Wedding; songwriter: Running Bear; is born. killed in plane crash Feb 3, 1959Ref: 4
1934*Margie Masters golf: LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year [1965], is born.Ref: 4
1936*Bill Wyman England, rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb), is born.Ref: 5
1936*David Nelson NYC, actor (Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Santo Farina musician, steel guitar: group: Santo & Johnny, is born.Ref: 4
1938*Fred E Finn SF CA, pianist (Mickie Finn's), is born.Ref: 5
1940*F. Murray Abraham Academy Award-winning actor: Amadeus [1984]; Surviving the Game, Last Action Hero, Nostradamus, Scarface, Serpico, The Sunshine Boys, All the President’s Men, is born.Ref: 68
1941 Bill Wyman is born.Ref: 10
1944*Randy Beisler football: Indiana Univ. tackle; NFL: Philadephia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Jerry Edmonton musician: drums: group: Steppenwolf: Born to be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride, Rock Me; duo: Manbeast; is born.Ref: 4
1947*Kevin Kline Academy Award-winning actor: A Fish Called Wanda [1988]; Silverado, Grand Canyon, Dave, Princess Caraboo, The Big Chill, Sophie’s Choice, Search for Tomorrow, is born in St Louis MO.Ref: 4
1950*Rawly (Rawlins Jackson) Eastwick baseball: pitcher: Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1975], SL Cardinals, NY Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, KC Royals, Chicago Cubs, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Jim Laslavic football: Penn State Univ., Detroit Lions; San Diego Chargers radio color commentator; Sports Director: KNSD-TV, San Diego CA, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Todd Crespi Frankfurt Germany, actor (The Magician), is born.Ref: 5
1953*James di Donato twin who swam the butterfly 406 miles, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Jonathan di Donato twin who swam the butterfly 406 miles, is born.Ref: 5
1960*Ian Baker-Finch golf: British Open Champion [1991], is born.Ref: 4
1962*B.D. (Bradley Darryl) Wong actor: Seven Years in Tibet, Executive Decision, Father of the Bride series, Men of War, Jurassic Park, Mystery Date, The Freshman, M. Butterfly, All-American Girl, is born.Ref: 4
1972*Louis Michael Anthony Sassin Boston, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun), is born.Ref: 5
-42 -BC- Brutus (Marcus Junius) is born.Ref: 68
1537*Jane Seymour, the third wife of England's King Henry VIII, died 12 days after giving birth to Prince Edward, later King Edward VI.Ref: 70
1601*Astronomer Tycho Brahe, the greatest naked-eye observer, dies in Prague at age 54.Ref: 68
1655*Pierre Gassendi French philosopher, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1725*Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian composer, dies at age 65.Ref: 70
1799*Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, German composer, dies at age 59.Ref: 70
1842*Bernardo O’Higgins leader of Chile: ‘Liberator of Chile’; dies.Ref: 4
1852*The fictitious person John Doe is officially put to death to end the use of the name to hide the names of real or imagined witnesses in English courts.Ref: 62
1852*Daniel Webster statesman: “Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.”; subject of Benet’s The Devil and Daniel Webster; , dies at age 70.Ref: 4
1871*Mob in LA hangs 18 Chinese.Ref: 5
1918*Charles Lecocq, French composer of operettas, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1922*George Cadbury, English social reformer and chocolate manufacturer, dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1926*Charles Marion Russell artist: known for his paintings of the American cowboy; dies.Ref: 4
1928*Arthur B. Davies, American painter, printmaker and tapestry designer, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1938*Ernst Barlach, German sculpture and playwright, dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1945*Vidkun Quisling, 58, Norway's wartime minister president, is executed by firing squad for collaboration with the Nazis.Ref: 2
1948 Franz Lehar dies.Ref: 10
1951 Prince Carl Sweden dies.Ref: 10
1957*Christian Dior, French fashion designer and creator of the "New Look" in 1947, dies at age 52 in Italy.Ref: 70
1958*George Edward Moore, British philosopher, dies at age 84.Ref: 5
1960*Disaster on USSR launch pad kills missle expert Nedelin and his team (unconfirmed); USSR claims he was killed in plane crashRef: 5
1961*Dr Milan Stoyadinovich Fascist Yugoslavia PM (1935-9), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1963*Beverly Wills actress (Beverly-I Married Joan), dies at 29.Ref: 5
1971*Chuck Hughes Detroit Lion collapses during game & later, dies.Ref: 5
1972*The first black player of 20th century, Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, dies of heart disease at the age of 53.Ref: 1
1973*Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on NJ Turnpike.Ref: 5
1973*-Allan "Rocky" Lane actor (voice of Mr Ed, Red Ryder), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1974*David Oistrakh, Russian violin virtuoso, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1975*Ismail Erez Turkish ambassador killed by car bomb in Paris.Ref: 5
1980*The merchant freighter SS "Poet" departed Philadelphia bound for Port Said, Egypt, with a crew of 34 and a cargo of grain; it was never heard from again.Ref: 6
1981*Deborah Baltzell actress (Karen-I'm a Big Girl Now), dies at 25.Ref: 5
1981*Edith Head Academy Award-winning costume designer: 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1960, 1973, dies at age 83.Ref: 68
1982*James Philbrook actor (Islanders, Investigators), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1983*Jessica Savitch news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35.Ref: 5
1984*Edith Massey actress, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1984*Walter Woolf King actor/TV host (Lights Cameras Action), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1987*Constantin Alajalov Russian artist, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1988*Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown.Ref: 5
1991*Gene (Eugene Wesley) Roddenberry, Star Trek creator, dies of a heart attack at 70Ref: 5
1992*Roger Miller Fort Worth TX, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me), is born.Ref: 4
1994*Raul Julia (Raul Rafael Carlos Julia y Arcelay) actor: The Addams Family, Kiss of the Spider Woman; received four Tony award nominations: Proteus, Mack the Knife; dies.Ref: 4
1998*Mary Steichen Calderone, American physician and writer, dies at age 94.Ref: 70
1998*Henry Armstrong, American boxer, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1999*Sen. John Chafee, R-RI, dies at Bethesda Naval Hospital at age 77.Ref: 70
1999*An Israeli court sentenced American teen-ager Samuel Sheinbein to 24 years in prison for killing an acquaintance in Maryland in 1997.Ref: 70
2002 Harry Hay, early gay rights activist, founder of the Mattachine Society in 1950, dies at age 90. (XDG, p 8A, 1/01/2003)Ref: 83
2003*Army Spc Artimus D Brassfield, of Flint MI, formerly of Xenia OH, is killed in Iraq while playing baseball when a mortar shell struck nearby. (Dayton Daily News, p B5, 10/26/2003) 

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