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Today In History - October 26
Today in History in 1952 - American singer and actress Hattie McDaniel passed away. She was best known for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939) for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first African American to win an Academy Award.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Today In History - October 25
Today in History in 1780 John Hancock becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts; in 1775 Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 was first performed in Boston; and in 1924 the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” was first published.
Monday, October 25, 2021

Today In History - October 24
Today in History in 1929 "Black Thursday", start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%; and in 1962 Cuban missile crisis: US blockade of Cuba begins.
Sunday, October 24, 2021

Today In History - October 23
Today in History in 1813 the Pacific Fur Company trading post in Oregon was turned over to the rival British North West Company who would dominate the fur trade for the next three decades; and in 1869 John Heisman, American pioneering football coach and trophy namesake was born in Cleveland, Ohio.
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Today In History - October 22
Today in History in 1836 Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first elected president of the Republic of Texas; in 1881 the Boston Symphony gave its first concert; and in 2012 Hurricane Sandy formed in the Western Caribbean Sea.
Friday, October 22, 2021

Today In History - October 21
Today in History in 1805 Admiral Horatio Nelson, dies in Battle of Trafalgar; in 1854 Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War; in 1995 Doc Brown and Marty McFly landed in Hill Valley, California in the movie Back to the Future.
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Today In History - October 20
Today in History in 1097 the First Crusade arrived in Antioch; in 1714 Georg Ludwig von Hannover was crowned as English King George I; in 1818 the 49th parallel was formed between the U.S. and Canada; and in 1979 the John F. Kennedy Library was dedicated in Boston.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Today In History - October 19
Today in History in 1216  King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry, in 1512 Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology; and in 2003  Mother Teresa of Calcutta is beatified by Pope John Paul II.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Today In History - October 18
Today in History in 1878  inventor Thomas Alva Edison makes electricity available for household use and in 1931 he died in West Orange, New Jersey at age 84.
Monday, October 18, 2021

Today In History - October 17
Today in History in 1910 Julia Ward Howe, composer of the Battle Hymn of Republic died at age 91; in 1931 Al Capone was convicted of tax evasion and was sentenced to 11 years in prison;  and in 1958 country singer Alan Jackson was born in Newman, Georgia.
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Today In History - October 16
Today in History in 1923 the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio was founded; in 1956 “Love Me Tender” with Elvis Presley premiered; and Gilligan’s Island premiered in 1964 but the pilot wasn’t shown on TV until today in 1992 on TBS.
Saturday, October 16, 2021

Today In History - October 15
Today in History in 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on island of St Helena to begin his exile; in 1878 the Edison Electric Light Company was incorporated; in 1924 President Calvin Coolidge declared the Statue of Liberty a national monument; and in 1949 Billy Graham began his ministry.
Friday, October 15, 2021

Today In History - October 14
Today in History in 1773 The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland; in1890 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President and WWII general was born in Denison, Texas; and in 1926 AA Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" was released.
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Today In History - October 13
Today in History in 54 Claudius, Roman Emperor, died of poison mushrooms at age 63 and was succeeded by Nero; and in 1792 George Washington laid the cornerstone for the Executive Mansion which was later renamed the White House.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Today In History - October 12
Today in History in 1492 Christopher Columbus made landfall on a Caribbean Island he names San Salvador; in 1792 the first Celebration of Columbus Day was held in the United States in New York; and in 1901 Theodore Roosevelt renamed the Executive Mansion, the White House.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Today In History - October 11
Today in History in 1868 Thomas Edison patented his first invention – the electric voice machine; in 1890 the Daughters of the American Revolution were founded; and in 1983 the last hand-cranked telephones went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial.
Monday, October 11, 2021

Today In History - October 10
Today in History the Great Hurricane of 1780 killed 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean; in 1865 I.R. Johnson patented the bicycle frame; and in 2013 Alice Munro was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Today In History - October 9
Today in History in 1837 the steamboat “Home” sank off of Okracoke, N.C. killing 100; in 1936 Hoover Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles, California; and in 1993 Scotty McCreery, American country singer who won the tenth season of American Idol, was born in Raleigh, N.C.
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Today In History - October 8
Today in History in 1793 John Hancock, who signed the Declaration of Independence, died at age 56; in 1935 Ozzie Nelson married Harriet Hilliard (Ozzie & Harriet); and in 1941 Jesse Jackson, clergyman and presidential candidate was born in Greenville, S.C.
Friday, October 8, 2021

Today In History - October 7
Today in History in 1492 Columbus misses Florida when he changed course; in 1957 American Bandstand premiered; and in 1971 Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida.
Thursday, October 7, 2021

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