Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
October 26th

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1768 Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt arrives in Williamsburg and is met with great celebrating by citizens. He was Virginia's first full governor in residence in nearly 60 years. In office, Botetourt proved himself to be both a diplomatic and a trendsetting governor. 
1774*The first Continental Congress, which protested British measures and called for civil disobedience, concludes in Philadelphia.Ref: 2
1785*The first Spanish jacks imported to the United States arrive in Boston. They were a gift from King Charles III of Spain. George Washington bred them resulting in the first donkeys to be born in America.Ref: 4
1795*When General Paul Barras resigns his commission as head of France's Army of the Interior to become head of the Directory, his second-in-command becomes the army's commander-Napoleon BonaparteRef: 2
1831*The first appearance of Asiatic Cholera in England, at Sutherland.Ref: 62
1860 G. Garibaldi meets Victor Emmanuel and proclaims him King of Italy.Ref: 10
1863 Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva.Ref: 5
1869*Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, a magistrate dismisses the charges of robbery and violence. But in the eyes of the police, Ned was a "juvenile bushranger". Ref 
1881*The Shootout At OK Corral. Morgan, Virgil and Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday vs. Ike and Billy Clanton, Tom and Frank McLaury, Billy Claiborne, and Wes Fuller. The O. K. Corral Gun fightlasted 30 seconds, Frank McLaury was dead from a bullet wound to the stomach fired by Wyatt Earp's gun, Tom McLaury dead from Doc Holliday's shotgun, and Billy Clanton dying from chest wounds.
Wes Fuller wasn't present for the O. K. Corral Gun fight. Ike Clanton retreated into a shop the second the bullets started flying followed close behind by Billy Claiborne. Morgan Earp fell with a shoulder wound, Virgil with a leg wound, and Doc Holliday with a grazed left hip. Wyatt Earp remained unscathed by the gun fight.
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1903*The "Yerba Buena" is the first Key System ferry to cross San Francisco BayRef: 5
1905 Norway signs a treaty of separation with Sweden. Norway chooses Prince Charles of Denmark as the new king; he becomes King Haakon VII.Ref: 2
1905*First Soviet (workers' council) formed, St Petersburg, Russia.Ref: 5
1909*Lt. Frank P Lahm becomes one of the first pilots qualified by Wilbur Wright.Ref: 46
1911*The Chinese Republic is proclaimed.Ref: 2
1916*Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control).Ref: 5
1917*The Soviets establish a Military Revolutionary Committee with Leon Trotsky as chairman.Ref: 90
1918*Czech independence proclaimed.Ref: 10
1921*Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia.Ref: 5
1937*(Scottsboro Boys) The U.S. Supreme Court declines to review the Patterson and Norris convictions.Ref: 87
1939*Forced labor decree issued for Polish Jews aged 14 to 60.Ref: 35
1947 Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India.Ref: 5
1948*The Pentecostal Fellowship of North America was organized at Des Moines, Iowa. The association is comprised of 24 Pentecostal groups and meets annually to promote unity among Pentecostal Christians.Ref: 5
1949*President Truman signed a measure raising the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour.Ref: 6
1955*Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as president.Ref: 5
1956*UN's International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved.Ref: 5
1957*The Russian government announces that Marshal Georgi Zhukov, the nation's most prominent military hero, has been relieved of his duties as Minister of Defense. Khrushchev accused Zhukov as promoting his own "cult of personality" and saw him as a threat to his own popularity.Ref: 2
1965*Sylvia Likens is tortured by teen girl gang.Ref: 5
1967*The Shah of Iran crowned himself and his queen after 26 years on the Peacock Throne.Ref: 5
1971*UN votes to replace Taiwan with China.Ref: 5
1972*Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin.Ref: 5
1974*Largest theft of cash in history-Thieves get $4.3 million from Puralator Security in Chicago.Ref: 10
1975*Anwar Sadat became the first Egyptian president to pay an official visit to the United States.Ref: 5
1976*Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa.Ref: 5
1976*Trinidad & Tobago becomes a republic.Ref: 5
1977*Dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of NY.Ref: 5
1978*UN's World Health Organization declares smallpox eradicatedRef: 62
1979*In Nairobi, World Health Organization announces eradication worldwide of smallpox.Ref: 10
1987*Dow Jones down 156.83 points.Ref: 5
1988 US-Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AKRef: 5
1993*Fire infernos break out in five southern California counties; destroy over 1,000 homes; $500 million damage.Ref: 10
1994 Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and Prime Minister Abdel Salam Majali of Jordan signed a peace treaty in a ceremony attended by President Clinton.Ref: 70
1995*Yeltsin suffers second heart attackRef: 89
1996*Federal prosecutors cleared Richard Jewell as a suspect in the Olympic park bombing.Ref: 70
2000*Washington DC serial killer Robert L. Yates Jr. is sentenced to 408 years in prison for 13 murders and one attempted murder.Ref: 9
2001*President Bush signed the USA Patriot Act. This anti-terrorism law provided the FBI with additional resources to hire new agents and critical support personnel, employ court approved wiretaps against potential terrorists more easily, seek additional information about potential terrorists more easily, share criminal investigative information with counterterrorism investigators in other government officials, and work with other government agencies to secure our borders and attack international money laundering.Ref: 14
2001*The Supreme Court building was closed for anthrax testing, and traces of anthrax were found in the State Department and CIA headquarters.Ref: 70
2002*Sabahudin Fijuljanin, a Bosnian Muslim, is arrested for conducting surveillance of a US base in Tuzla, Bosnia. (USA Today, p17A, 11/19/2002)Ref: 13
2002*About 100 Russian Special Forces storm the theatre after an unspecified gas knocked out Chechens and hostages alike. All Chechens were killed as were at least 117 hostages. (USA Today, p. 1A, 6A, 10/28/2002)Ref: 13
2028*6:30pm GMT asteroid named 1997 XF11 will pass 'dangerously' close to earth; 30,000 miles?Ref: 10
1825*The Erie Canal, a 363-mile-long inland waterway connecting Lake Erie to New York City by way of the Hudson River, opens to boat traffic.Ref: 39
1834*Hansom Safety cab patented.Ref: 10
1858*The rotary motion-washing machine was patented by Hamilton E. Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Ref: 4
1954*Chevrolet introduces the V-8 engine.Ref: 2
1958*The first New York - Paris transatlantic jet passenger service is inaugurated by Pan Am (in 8 hours, 41 minutes), while the first New York - London transatlantic jet passenger service is inaugurated by BOAC.Ref: 2
1966*First Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2.Ref: 5
1968*USSR Soyuz 2 launchedRef: 62
1968*Soyuz 3 launched.Ref: 5
1977*The experimental space shuttle "Enterprise" glided to a bumpy but successful landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.Ref: 5
1984*"Baby Fae"age 12 days old given heart of a baboon in Loma Linda, CA; dies 21 days later.Ref: 10
1994*Newspapers report that Apple had launched a new product called the Macintosh TV--a computer, television, and CD player all in one. The hybrid machines failed to catch on with the public.Ref: 3
1876*President sends federal troops to SC.Ref: 5
1917*Brazil at war with Germany.Ref: 38
1918*Germany's supreme commander, General Erich Ludendorff, resigns, protesting the terms to which the German Government has agreed in negotiating the armistice. This sets the stage for his later support for Hitler and the Nazis, who claim that Germany did not lose the war on the battlefield but were "stabbed in the back" by politicians.Ref: 2
1941*US savings bonds go on sale.Ref: 5
1942*The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Hornet is sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz Island, in the South Pacific in action against the Japanese.Ref: 4
1943*Emperor Hirohito states his country's situation is now "truly grave." 
1944*The 4-day Battle of Leyte Gulf concludes with a decisive US naval victory over Japan. At this point, the Japanese Navy ceases to exist as a powerful and organized force.Ref: 3
1950*A reconnaissance platoon for a South Korean division reaches the Yalu River. They are the only elements of the U.N. force to reach the river before the Chinese offensive pushes the whole army down into South Korea.Ref: 2
1972*National security adviser Henry Kissinger declared, "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam.Ref: 6
1863*Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer.Ref: 5
1869*First American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, NY).Ref: 5
1887*Detroit (NL) beats St Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in the World Series.Ref: 5
1911*Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics beat the NY Giants in the World Series four games to two. Led by Chief Bender, the A’s cruised to a 4-hit 13-2 victory over the Giants in game six, capped by a 7-run seventh inning. The Giants managed just 13 runs and a .175 batting average off pitchers Bender, Jack Coombs, and Eddie Plank in the Series.Ref: 4
1949*The San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League complete an Asian tour which includes five Japanese games. One of the Japanese games draws over 100,00 fans to watch Lefty O'Doul's team.Ref: 1
1950*The BBWAA select Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto (.324, 7, 66) as the American League MVPRef: 1
1950*Walter O'Malley succeeds the resigning Branch Rickey as president of the Dodgers.Ref: 1
1951*Rocky Marciano KO’s ‘The Brown Bomber’, Joe Louis, in the 8th round of a fight at Madison Square Garden in New York. One year later, Marciano became heavyweight champ of the world.Ref: 4
1960*Calvin Griffith, president of the Washington Senators, made the historic decision to move his club to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, thereby giving birth to the "Minnesota Twins," named after the two Upper Midwest cities.Ref: 86
1960*The American League awards expansion franchise to Washington, D.C. following transfer of Calvin Griffith's franchise to Minnesota.Ref: 86
1970*Following 3½ years of forced isolation from boxing, Muhammad Ali returned to the ring and KO's Jerry Quarry in Atlanta, Georgia in the 3rd round.Ref: 4
1974*Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers & MISL's Crunch.Ref: 5
1980*St Louis Cards sack Baltimore Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times.Ref: 5
1981*LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series.Ref: 5
1982*Phillie's thirty-seven year old 'Lefty' Steve Carlton (23-11, 3.10) wins the Cy Young Award for an unprecedented fourth time.Ref: 1
1985*Umpire Don Denkinger's controversial first base call helps the Royals to beat their cross-state rivals, 2-1 in Game 6 of the World Series. Jorge Orta was called safe even though it appeared Cardinal first baseman Jack Clark's throw to Todd Worrell covering the bag had beat him.Ref: 1
1988*(Trump) Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service.Ref: 5
1988*Boxer Mike Tyson becomes partners with boxing promoter Don King.Ref: 98
1990*Wayne Gretzky become the first NHL player to score 2000 points. (XDG, p. 4A, 10/26/2000)Ref: 83
1992*Kevin Kennedy is appointed as Texas Rangers manager.Ref: 86
1993*NFL owners unanimously select the Carolina Panthers as the 29th franchise. (USA Today, p 3C, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
1996*The NY Yankees played against the defending World Champion Atlanta Braves in what looked like a quick sweep. The Yankees were battered, injured and struggling until the World Series left NY with the Braves leading two games to none. Beginning in Atlanta, the Yankees came to life and beat the Braves in four straight, culminating with the 3-2 win on this day back at Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers won the series four games to two.Ref: 4
1997*Edgar Renteria's two-out single in the bottom of the eleventh scores Craig Counsell in Game Seven of the World Series to give the Florida Marlins the World Championship.Ref: 86
1997*The Florida Marlins, who began play in 1993, became the youngest franchise to win the World Series with a 3-2 victory in the 11th inning over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7.Ref: 70
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 New York Yankees play their 200th World Series game. The win over the Atlanta Braves 6-5 in 10 innings leading the series 3-0, and bringing their World Series record to 120-79-1.Ref: 9
2000*Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter becomes the first player to win the All-Star Game MVP and the World Series MVP honors in the same season.Ref: 1
2000*Joining Hall of Famers Joe McCarthy (7) , Casey Stengel (7) , Connie Mack (5) and Walter Alston (4), Yankee manager Joe Torre becomes only the fifth skipper to win four World Series championships.Ref: 1
2000*The Yankees win their 26th World Championship in five games vs. the New York Mets. It was the first "Subway Series" since 1956 and the Yankees become the first team in quarter century to win three consecutive World Championships.Ref: 86
2000*“It is often said that the Mayor of NY City wears many hats, while this may be true, I can assure you that for the duration of this World Series I'll be wearing a Yankees hat,” said NY City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. NY (Yankees) battled NY (Mets) during the 2000 Fall Classic and the Yankees won the Series with a 4-2 victory over the Mets in Game 5 this day at Shea Stadium. Catcher Jorge Posada scored the game-winning run as the Yankees won their third consecutive World Series and their fourth in five years.Ref: 4
2002*When Russ Ortiz, tossing 5-0 shut-out strikes out Garret Anderson to begin the seventh, the Giants appeared destined to win their first World Series since 1954. Scoring six times in the 7th and 8th innings of Game 6, the Angels' rally from five runs down to stage the biggest comeback in Series history for a team facing elimination and beat the Giants, 6-5, forcing a Game 7.Ref: 1
1896*America's first cinema opens in New Orleans-Vitascope Hall, 400 seats.Ref: 10
1917*Felix the Cat cartoon character, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Cole Porter recorded his own composition titled, You’re the Top, from the show Anything Goes, on Victor.Ref: 4
1935*A talented twelve-year-old, Judy Garland (Frances Gumm), sang on Wallace Beery’s NBC radio show on NBC.Ref: 4
1952*NBC-TV premiered Victory at Sea. The show was the first documentary film series to gain wide acceptance.Ref: 4
1955*The Village Voice was first published. The Voice was New York City’s ‘underground’ (alternative) newspaper.Ref: 4
1957*Vatican Radio begins broadcasting.Ref: 5
1962*Beatles tape "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why".Ref: 5
1964*Rolling Stones appear on the Ed Sullivan Show.Ref: 5
1965*The Beatles received MBE medals from the Queen of England, as they became Members of the British Empire. Ceremonies were held at Buckingham Palace. John Lennon returned his medal four years later in protest of Britain’s involvement in the Nigerian Civil War.Ref: 4
1965*"The Royal Hunt of the Sun"opens on Broadway at the ANTA Theatre.Ref: 10
1969*Charles Kuralt heads off "on the road". He will wear out seven mobile homes and log over one million milesRef: 62
1970*22-year-old Garry Trudeau begins his comic strip, Doonesbury, in 28 newspapers across the U.S.Ref: 4
1971*Memphis minister Al Green received a gold record for his single, Tired of Being Alone.Ref: 4
1973*Wings release "Helen Wheels".Ref: 5
1975*"A Chorus Line" premiers.Ref: 3
1975*Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show.Ref: 5
1984*Barbra Streisand won multiplatinum certification for three albums that reached the four-million-dollar sales mark. Greatest Hits, Vol. II, Guilty, and A Star is Born (with Kris Kristofferson) were honored.Ref: 4
1986*Donald Duck was shown for the first time in the People’s Republic of China. Chinese television launched a weekly half-hour of old Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse cartoons.Ref: 4
1466*Desiderius Erasmus Holland, scholar/author (In Praise of Folly), is born.Ref: 5
1685*Domenico Scarlatti, virtuoso harpsichordist, composer of over 550 clavier sonatas and son of composer Alessandro Scarlatti, is born in Naples.Ref: 4
1759 Georges Jacques Danton, France, French Revolutionary leader, is born.Ref: 5
1786*Henry Deringer, American gunsmith, is born.Ref: 70
1791*Charles Sprague Boston, banker/poet (Curiosity), is born.Ref: 5
1800 Count Helmuth Karl Von Moltke, a Prussian Field Marshal, whose reorganization of the Prussian Army lead to military victories which allowed the unification of Germany, is born.Ref: 2
1803*Joseph Hansom architect, inventor: Patent Safety Cab [2-wheeled, horse-driven cab with the driver seated above and behind the passengers]: the hansom cab, is born.Ref: 4
1813*Birth of Henry T. Smart, English sacred organist. Though largely self-taught, Smart published many compositions, two of which are still popular as hymn tunes: LANCASHIRE ("Lead On, O King Eternal") and REGENT SQUARE ("Angels From the Realms of Glory").Ref: 5
1854*C.W. (Charles William) Post cereal mogul; founder of Post cereals and products: Grape Nuts, Post Toasties, Postum; is born.Ref: 4
1855*Charles Post who had a way with breakfast cereals, is born.Ref: 5
1861*Richard D Sears, Boston, first to win US amateur national tennis match, is born.Ref: 5
1873*Thorvald Stauning Denmark, PM (1924-26, 1929-42), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Abby (Greene Aldrich) Rockefeller philanthropist: cofounder of NY Museum of Modern Art; is born.Ref: 4
1876*H.B. (Henry Byron) Warner actor: Bulldog Drummond series, It’s a Wonderful Life, Lost Horizon, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Ten Commandments; is born.Ref: 4
1889*Birth of Millar Burrows, American archaeologist. Director of the American School of Oriental Research at Jerusalem 1931-32, 1947-48), Burrows' most popular published work was "What Mean These Stones?" (1941).Ref: 5
1894*John S. (Shively) Knight Pulitzer Prize-winning [Editor’s Notebook: 1968] reporter, editor, is born.Ref: 4
1901*Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer, is born.Ref: 2
1902*Beryl Markham, American writer, aviator, horse trainer and breeder, is born.Ref: 2
1902*Jack Sharkey (Josef Paul Cukoschay), heavyweight champion boxer, is born in New York.Ref: 97
1906*Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Primo Carnera is born in Sequal, Italy. Primo Carnera is the heaviest heavyweight champion at 270 lbs.Ref: 68
1910*John Cardinal Krol former archbishop of Philadelphia, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Mahalia Jackson singer: God’s Gonna Separate the Wheat from the Tares, Move on Up a Little Higher, The Lord’s Prayer; in film: St. Louis Blues; LP: I Sing Because I’m Happy, The World’s Greatest Gospel Singer; is born in New Orleans LA.Ref: 4
1911*Sid Gillman College and Pro Football Hall of Famer: Ohio University: first college all-star game; Cleveland Rams; head coach: Miami University, University of Cincinnati, LA Rams, LA/San Diego Chargers, Houston Oilers [AFC Coach of the Year-1974]; general manager: Houston Oilers, is born.Ref: 4
1913*Charlie Barnet musician: saxophone; bandleader: Cherokee, We’re All Burnt Up, Where Was I?, Pompton Turnpike, I Hear a Rhapsody, Skyliner; autobiography: Those Swinging Years; is born.Ref: 4
1914*Jackie Coogan (John Leslie Coogan Jr.) actor: The Kid: first full-length movie to star a child; cause of the Coogan Act requiring parent’s of child actors to put their earnings in trust; is born in Los Angeles, CA.Ref: 4
1916*Francois Mitterand Jarnac France, President of France (1981-1995), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, the Shah of Iran (1941-79) who was overthrown in 1979 and died in the United States, is born.Ref: 2
1919*Edward W Brooke first black senator in over 80 yrs (Sen-R-Mass), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Hank Garrett Monticello NY, actor (Car 54 Where Are You), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Chinadorai Deshmutu India, field hockey player (1952), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Rodney ‘Hot Rod’ Hundley basketball; W. Virginia Univ., Minneapolis/LA Lakers; sportscaster: Utah Jazz, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Bruce Belland Chicago, singer (Tim Conway Hour), is born.Ref: 5
1939*John Arden England, novelist/playwright (Left Handed Liberty), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Mario Orosco first victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Harald Nielsen Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Bob Hoskins Suffolk England, actor (Brazil, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?), is born.Ref: 4
1944*Pat Conroy, novelist (The Prince of Tides), is born.Ref: 2
1944*Michael Piano singer: group: The Sandpipers: Guantanamera, Come Saturday Morning, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Pat Conroy American writer (Great Santini, Prince of Tides), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Keith Hopwood singer, musician: guitar: group: Herman’s Hermits, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Ivan Reitman, Canadian director, is born in Komarno, Czechoslovakia.Ref: 68
1947*Actress Jaclyn Smith (of "Charlie's Angels") is born in Houston TX.Ref: 3
1947*Hillary Rodham Clinton, 1st Lady: wife of 42nd U.S. President William J. Clinton, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Pat Sajak TV host: Wheel of Fortune, The Pat Sajak Show (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1948*Toby (Colbert Dale) Harrah baseball: Washington Senators, Texas Rangers [all-star: 1972, 1975, 1976], Cleveland Indians [all-star: 1982], New York Yankees, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Marshall Colt New Orleans La, actor (Eric-Lottery), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Steve (Stephen Douglas) Rogers baseball: pitcher: record: NCAA Division I individual career pitching wins [Tulsa: 4, 1969, 1971]; Montreal Expos [all-star: 1974, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Mike (Dudley Michael) Hargrove baseball: Texas Rangers [Rookie of the Year: 1974/all-star: 1975], Cleveland Indians, SD Padres; manager: Cleveland Indians, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Chuck Foreman football: Minnesota Vikings running back/receiver: NFC Rookie of the Year [1973]: Super Bowl VIII, IX, XI; NFC Player of the Year [1974, 1976], is born.Ref: 4
1951*Steve (Steven Robert) Ontiveros baseball: SF Giants, Chicago Cubs, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Bootsy Collins Cin, rocker (Parliaments-We Got the Funk), is born.Ref: 5
1951 Julian Schnabel is born.Ref: 10
1953*Julian Keith Strickland musician: drums: group: The B-52s: Rock Lobster, Quiche Lorraine, 606-0842, Dance This Mess Around, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Lauren Tewes Braddock PA, actress (Love Boat, Eyes of a Stranger), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Sprint car racer and record-holder Sammy Swindell is born.Ref: 3
1958*Rita Wilson actress: The Bonfire of the Vanities, Barbarians at the Gate, Sleepless in Seattle, Mixed Nuts, If These Walls Could Talk, That Thing You Do!, From the Earth to the Moon, Runaway Bride, The Story of Us; wife of actor Tom Hanks, is born.Ref: 4
1960*US Army Colonel James Hickey, who would lead the operation to capture Saddam Hussein, is born in Chicago IL. (USA Today, p 9A, 12/18/2003)Ref: 13
1961*Dylan McDermott actor: The Practice, Hamburger Hill, Twister, Steel Magnolias, In the Line of Fire, Destiny Turns on the Radio, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Actor Cary Elwes ( Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Hot Shots!, Days of Thunder, Glory, The Princess Bride) is born.Ref: 4
1963*(Trump) Marla Maples, one-time wife of Donald Trump, is born.Ref: 4
1963*Kerri Lynne Rosenberg Burlington Ia, Miss Iowa-America (1991-top 10), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Olga Bicherova gymnastics (won title at 15yrs 33 days)Ref: 5
1968*Thomas Cavanagh actor: Ed, Sherlock Holmes Returns, Jake and the Kid, Bloodhounds II, is born.Ref: 4
1764*William Hogarth painter, engraver: Four Stages of Cruelty, A Rake’s Progress, A Harlot’s Progress; dies at age 66.Ref: 4
1819*(US Supreme Court Justice) Thomas Johnson, American Revolutionary War leader; governor of Maryland (1777-9); associate justice (1792-93) of U.S. Supreme Court, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1868*B F Randolph SC state senator, assassinated.Ref: 5
1868*White terrorists kill several blacks in St Bernard Parish La.Ref: 5
1902*Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the pioneering American women's rights leader and social reformer, dies.Ref: 70
1909*Prince Ito of Japan is assassinated by a Korean.Ref: 5
1913 Baron Corvo dies.Ref: 10
1918*Cesar Ritz, French founder of the Ritz hotel in Paris, dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1931*(Black Sox) Charles Comiskey dies at age 72 in his Wisconsin summer home.Ref: 68
1952*Hattie McDaniel, American actress and singer, dies at age 57.Ref: 70
1962*Louise Beavers, actress (Beulah-Beulah), die at 64.Ref: 5
1972*Igor Sikorsky, Russian-born American aircraft designer; developed the helicopter, dies at age 83.Ref: 2
1979*Korean President Park Chung Hee is assassinated by Korean CIA chief Kim Jue Kyu in a failed coup attempt.Ref: 68
1983*(Green River Killer) Pammy Annette Avent, 16, is last seen. She is the 35th of 48 women Gary Ridgway admits killing. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/06/2003)Ref: 13
1984*Actress Sue Randall (Miss Landers on "Leave it to Beaver") dies at age 49.Ref: 5
1985*Bob (Robert Boden) Scheffing baseball: catcher: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, SL Cardinals; dies.Ref: 4
1987*An investor who suffered heavy stock market losses shot and killed a Miami brokerage manager, wounded another then committed suicideRef: 62
1987*Head of Salvadoran Human Rights Comm assassinated by death squads.Ref: 5
1990*William S. Paley Television Hall of Famer, broadcast executive: founder/owner of CBS; dies in New York at age 89.Ref: 4
1991 Lori Rae Matthews crushed to death by an artist's 485 lb umbrellaRef: 5
1994*Wilbert Harrison singer: Kansas City, Let’s Work Together; dies.Ref: 4
1999*Singer-songrwiter Hoyt Axton ("Joy To The World") dies of a heart attack at age 61.Ref: 9
1999*A Learjet carrying reigning U.S. Open golf champion Payne Stewart and five others crashed in a sparsely populated area of South Dakota, killing all aboard.Ref: 9

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