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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.
Sunday, October 13, 2019

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.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

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.
Friday, October 11, 2019

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.
Thursday, October 10, 2019

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.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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.
Monday, October 7, 2019

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.
Sunday, October 6, 2019

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.
Saturday, October 5, 2019

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.
Friday, October 4, 2019

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.
Thursday, October 3, 2019

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.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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.
Monday, September 30, 2019

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.
Sunday, September 29, 2019

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.
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Today In History - September 27
Today in History in 1590 Pope Urban VII died 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest in papal history; in 1909 U.S. President Taft set aside some three million acres of land in Wyoming for conservation purposes; and in 1985 Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hit the Atlantic coast.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Today In History - September 26
Today in History in 1181 Saint Francis of Assisi, Italian founder of the Franciscan Order was born; in 1997  an earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Today In History - September 25
Today in History in 1878 Dr. Charles Drysdale, a British physician, warned against the use of tobacco and the dangers of smoking; in 1926 Henry Ford announced an 8-hour, 5-day work week; and in 1973 the 3-man crew of Skylab 3 made a safe splashdown in the Pacific after 59 days.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Today In History - September 24
Today in History in 1493 Columbus’ second expedition to the New World; in 1924 Boston, Massachusetts opened its airport; and in 1934 fans numbering 2,500 came out to see Babe Ruth’s farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019


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