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Today In History - October 31
Today in History in 1860 founder of the Girl Scouts of America,  Juliette Gordon Low was born in Savannah, Georgia; and in 1917 the “last successful cavalry charge in history” happened at the Battle of Beersheba in Southern Palestine during World War I.
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Today In History - October 30
Today in History in 1735 future 2nd President of the United States (1797-1801) John Adams was born in Braintree (Quincy) Massachusetts; and in 1938 Orson Welles panics the USA with the broadcast of HG Welles' "War of the Worlds".
Friday, October 30, 2020

Today In History - October 29
Today in History in 1929 the Stock Market crashed triggering the Great Depression; and in 1945 the first ball point pen went on sale 57 years after it was patented.
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Today In History - October 28
Today in History in 1492 Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain; and in 1886 the Statue of Liberty was dedicated by U.S. President Grover Cleveland and the event was celebrated by the first confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Today In History - October 27
Today in History in 1858 Theodore Roosevelt, future 26th President of the United States was born in New York City, also on this same day in 1880 he married Alice Hathaway Lee, on his 22nd birthday.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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.
Monday, October 26, 2020

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.
Sunday, October 25, 2020

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.
Saturday, October 24, 2020

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.
Friday, October 23, 2020

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.
Thursday, October 22, 2020

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.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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.
Monday, October 19, 2020

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.
Sunday, October 18, 2020

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.
Saturday, October 17, 2020

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.
Friday, October 16, 2020

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.
Thursday, October 15, 2020

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.
Monday, October 12, 2020

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.
Sunday, October 11, 2020

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.
Saturday, October 10, 2020









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