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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.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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.
Monday, October 15, 2018

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.
Sunday, October 14, 2018

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.
Saturday, October 13, 2018

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.
Friday, October 12, 2018

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.
Thursday, October 11, 2018

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.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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.
Monday, October 8, 2018

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.
Sunday, October 7, 2018

Today In History - October 6
Today in History in 1889 Thomas Edison showed his first motion picture; in1927 “Jazz Singer” the first movie with a sound track premiered in New York City; and in 1976 "Disco Duck" by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots received a gold record.
Saturday, October 6, 2018

Today In History - October 5
Today in History in 1892 the Dalton Gang ends in a shoot-out in a Kansas bank holdup; in 1945 “Meet the Press” premiered on radio; and in 1962 the Beatles released “Love Me Do”  their first record.
Friday, October 5, 2018

Today In History - October 4
Today in History in 1904  Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, designer of the Statue of Liberty, died of tuberculosis at age 70; and in 1957 “Leave it to Beaver” debuted on CBS.
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Today In History - October 3
Today in History in 42 BC Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman senator and conspirator against Julius Caesar, dies during the Battle of Philippi; and in 1900 American novelist Thomas Wolfe was born in Asheville, N.C.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Today In History - October 2
Today in History in 1789 George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification; and in 1919 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson had a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Today In History - October 1
Today in History in 1908 Henry Ford introduced the Model T Car which cost $824; and in 1924 future 39th President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) was born in Plains, Georgia.
Monday, October 1, 2018

Today In History - September 30
Today in History in 1888 “Jack the Ripper” murdered two more women in Whitechapel, London; in 1935 the Hoover Dam was dedicated by FDR; and in 1960 the first prime time animated show “The Flintstones” premiered.
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Today In History - September 29
Today in History some TV shows we remember - in 1959 the “Many Loves of Dobie Gillis” debuted on CBS-TV; in 1960 “My Three Sons debuted on ABC-TV; in 1971 “McMillan & Wife” debuted on NBC-TV; and in 1985 “MacGyver” debuted on ABC-TV.
Saturday, September 29, 2018

Today In History - September 28
Today in History in 1787 Congress sends the Constitution to state legislatures for their approval; in 1901 Ed Sullivan, TV variety show host, was born in New York N.Y.; and in 1938 Ben E. King (Benjamin Earl Nelson), American soul singer (Stand by Me), was born in Henderson, N.C.
Friday, September 28, 2018

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