On this day in history...

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Jack Bauer said:


Sept. 29, 2011: Pat Haden fires Lane Kiffin at the foot of the stairs while getting off the team plane after USC loses 62-41 to ArizSt.
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September 30:

1889: The Wyoming legislature wrote a constitution granting women the vote so when they became a state in 1890, they were the first state to grant suffrage to women.

1927 - Babe Ruth hits a record 60th home run (record would last until 1961)

1938: The Munich Pact was signed in which Great Britain, France & Italy agreed that Czechoslovakia should give the Sudetenland to Hitler's Germany. It delayed the outbreak of war but the Czech's were not consulted, a betrayal by their Allies. It was the climax of appeasement and was proved worthless 6 months later when the German armies seized the entire country.

1949: The Berlin Airlift ended.

1950 - Baylor Stadium (later Floyd Casey Stadium) opens with a 34-7 win over UH.

1954: USS Nautilus commissioned as first nuclear powered submarine.

1955: Death of James Dean in an automobile accident.

1962: Riots broke out over the desegregation of Ole Miss.
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
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October 1:


1918: Lawrence of Arabia captured Damscus.

1946: Nazi war criminals were sentenced at Nuremberg. (I prefer the German spelling, but this page cannot handle umlauts.)

1949: Mao Zedong announced the creation of the People's Republic of China with himself as head of state. Note: most countries named "People's Republic..." are ruthless dictatorships. Mao would demonstrate that fact costing the lives of more than 50 million Chinese people.

1961: Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's home run record.

1987: An earthquake struck in southern California.

1988: Mikhail Gorbachev became the new dictator of the Soviet Union.

2005: Suicide bombers staged terrorist attacks in Bali.

2017: A crazed gunman opened fire on a concert crowd in Las Vegas killing 58.
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October 2:


1835: Texans in Gonzales defied Mexican authorities by refusing to turn over a cannon that had been loaned to them for protection against Indian attacks. This was the beginning of the Texas Revolution.

1919: Pres. Woodrow Wilson suffered a massive stroke and was bedridden for the remainder of his presidency.

1944: German forces forced the surrender of remaining Jewish rebels, thus ending the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

1967: Thurgood Marshall sworn in as first black Supreme Court justice.
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October 3:


1863: Pres. Lincoln proclaimed an official Thanksgiving holiday in gratitude for the victory at Gettysburg.

1895: Stephen Crane's novel, The Red Badge of Courage was published.

1932: Iraq won independence from the British mandate, a legacy of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after WWI.

1942: German scientists conducted the first successful test of their V-2 rocket.

1990: German reunification after the fall of communism. A sign of the end of the Cold War.

1995: A jury found O.J. Simpson not guilty in the murder of his estranged wife and her friend
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
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October 4:


1777: Battle of Germantown

1824: Mexico enacted their new constitution to become a republic.

1918: The German government sent a telegram to Pres. Wilson seeking an armistice.

1927: Work began on Mt. Rushmore.

1957: The Soviets launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite.

2011: Michael Morton, who spent 25 years in prison for murder, was exonerated by DNA evidence.
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historian said:

October 3:


1863: Pres. Lincoln proclaimed an official Thanksgiving holiday in gratitude for the victory at Gettysburg.

1895: Stephen Crane's novel, The Red Badge of Courage was published.

1932: Iraq won independence from the British mandate, a legacy of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after WWI.

1942: German scientists conducted the first successful test of their V-2 rocket.

1990: German reunification after the fall of communism. A sign of the end of the Cold War.

1995: A jury found O.J. Simpson not guilty in the murder of his estranged wife and her friend
In 1990, I remember thinking that was the greatest thing that had happened in my lifetime
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For me, it was probably the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. If I remembered the first moon landing, that might be it.
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
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historian said:

For me, it was probably the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. If I remembered the first moon landing, that might be it.
Old enough to remember both, in addition to where I was when Kennedy was shot, etc. The Berlin Wall opening held special meaning, since I had heard so much about it going up from Dr. Loyal Gould, head of the journalism department during my Baylor days. He was the only American journalist on site for the first couple of days when it went up.
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I was in grad school when the Wall fell. I remember thinking that it was a good thing that I did not have a passport because if I had one I would find a way to get to Berlin and I really could not afford to. I eventually did make it there, almost 10 years later.
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October 5:

1880: Alonzo T. Cross patented the first ball point pen.

1915: Germany apologized for the sinking of the Lusitaniaand promised to make restitution to the families of the 128 American victims who lost their lives.

1921: The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time.

1947: Pres. Harry S. Truman delivered the first ever televised presidential speech.

1962: Premier of Dr. No, the first James Bond film.

2011: Death of Steve Jobs.

2013: Baylor football defeated W Virginia 73-42 breaking numerous offensive records: 872 yards total offense (369 in the first quarter!)
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October 6:


1536: William Tyndale, English translator of the New Testament, was strangled and burned at the stake for heresy.

1846: Birthday of George Westinghouse, American inventor

1908: The Austro-Hungarian Empire annexed Bosnia-Herzegovina, adding to the tensions in the Balkans.

1926: Babe Ruth hit a record 3 homers against the St. Louis Cardinals.

1927: The Jazz Singer, the first "talkie", opened in theaters.

1973: Egypt and Syria staged a surprise attack on Israel in the Yom Kippur War. This was the first serious threat to Israel since that nation's modern rebirth in 1948 and also threatened to heat up the Cold War.

1981: Egyptian Pres. Anwar Sadat was assassinated 5 years after signing the Camp David Accords. Egypt was the first Arab nation to recognize Israel and he paid for it with his life. But it provided a certain degree of stability in the region.

1995: Astronomers discover a planet orbiting 51 Pegasi, the second known star with that distinction.

2000: Resignation of Slobodan Milosevic resigned as Yugoslavia's president.
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October 7:


1571: Battle of Lepanto: A coalition of Christian forces won a naval battle against the Ottoman Turks near Greece.

1765: Delegates from nine colonies met at the Stamp Act Congress to organize a united response to British provocations. It was an early step towards the American Revolution.

1780: Battle of King's Mountain: a decisive victory for the American Patriots against the Redcoats.

1849: Death of Edgar Allen Poe

1913: Debut of Ford's moving assembly line. This revolutionized manufacturing.

1949: Birth of East Germany

1960: Sen. John F. Kennedy & VP Richard Nixon engaged in the second televised debate between the two presidential candidates.

1985: Hijacking of an Italian cruise ship, the Achille Lauro,by 4 PLO terrorists.

1996: Fox News Channel began broadcasting.

2001: American attack on Afghanistan began in response to the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

2003: Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California.
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Oct 7, 1916 - Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland College 222-0 in a football game

The back story of how this blowout came about is kinda fascinating, i never knew the details of it before looking it up just now.
Briefly, CC beat GT 22-0 in a baseball game, GT coach John Heisman accused CC of using pro players & ringers
Heisman vowed revenge when they played football next time, but CC had dropped their football program in 1915
Heisman says CC will owe GT $3000 fine if they don't play and honor their contract
CC manages to round up 13 fraternity brothers to go to Atlanta to play the game
It was 63-0 after 1st qtr, 126-0 at half. CC finishes game with -28 yds offense, no 1st downs, punted on 1st down most of the time.
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October 8:


1871: The Great Chicago Fire began.

1890: Birthday of Eddie Rickenbacker, US fighter ace during WWI

1912: Beginning of First Balkan War as Montenegro declared war on the Ottoman Empire.

1918: Corp. Alvin York displayed amazing bravery during WWI fighting in the Argonne: singlehandedly, he killed 20 Germans while capturing 132 others and destroying several of their guns.

1919: Congress passed the Volstead Act to enforce Prohibition.

1921: First live broadcast of a football game as Pittsburg defeated West Virginia 21-13.

1970: North Vietnamese communists rejected Pres. Richard Nixon's peace proposal.

1982: The musical Catsbegin its successful run on Broadway.

2001: The Office of Homeland Security was established.
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Saw Cats in NY in late 90s ... one of the longest runs ever (had to look it up #4 Phantom, Chicago, Lion King 1 2 3 )
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October 9:


28: The Temple of Apollo was dedicated on the Palatine Hill in Rome.

1635: Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bat colony.

1779: Start of Luddite riots in Manchester, England as workers destroyed the new machines for spinning cotton.

1781: American forces began shelling British positions in Yorktown.

1859: Birthday of Alfred Dreyfus, French artillery officer infamously falsely accused of espionage and imprisoned because he was Jewish.

1888: Washington Monument opened to the public.

1899: Birthday of Bruce Catton, prominent American historian of the U.S. Civil War

1914: German forces took Antwerp after a 14 day siege.

1940: Birthday of John Lennon, member of the "Beatles"

1949: The German Luftwaffe bombed St Paul's Cathedral in central London.

1958: Mike Singletary's birthday

1975: Andrei Sakharov won the Nobel Peace Prize.
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
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historian said:

October 9:

1958: Mike Singletary's birthday

Some words of wisdom from Mr. Singletary himself to celebrate his 62nd:

whitetrash
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historian said:

October 9:



1635: Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bat colony.




Williams was forced to go find a new cave in Rhode Island.
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#1000
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October 10:


732: Battle of Tours: Charlemagne's grandfather, Charles Martel, led his army of Christians in defeating Spanish Moors, thus stopping the Muslim conquest of Europe.

1775: Gen. William Howe named commander of British forces in America.

1813: Birthday of Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi

1845: Birth of U.S. Naval Academy.

1911: Panama Canal opened

1920: Birthday of Thelonius Monk, Jazz pianist and composer

1935: Premiere of Porgy and Bess, Gershwin's great American opera.

1949: Harvard Law School began admitting women.

1971: London Bridge, built in 1831 and dismantled in 1967, reopened in Havusu City, Arizona.

1973: Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned due to IRS allegations of tax evasion, to which he pled no contest.

1991: A former postal worker "went postal" killing former co-workers in Ridegewood, NJ.

1999: Last flight of the SR-71 "Blackbird", stealthy spy plane and one of the fastest planes ever built.
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I Corinthians 10:31
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historian said:

October 10:


732: Battle of Tours: Charlemagne's grandfather, Charles Martel, led his army of Christians in defeating Spanish Moors, thus stopping the Muslim conquest of Europe.

1775: Gen. William Howe named commander of British forces in America.

1813: Birthday of Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi

1845: Birth of U.S. Naval Academy.

1911: Panama Canal opened

1920: Birthday of Thelonius Monk, Jazz pianist and composer

1935: Premiere of Porgy and Bess, Gershwin's great American opera.

1949: Harvard Law School began admitting women.

1971: London Bridge, built in 1831 and dismantled in 1967, reopened in Havusu City, Arizona.

1973: Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned due to IRS allegations of tax evasion, to which he pled no contest.

1991: A former postal worker "went postal" killing former co-workers in Ridegewood, NJ.

1999: Last flight of the SR-71 "Blackbird", stealthy spy plane and one of the fastest planes ever built.
1999: You don't retire your best plane unless you have something better in the hanger
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IIRC, the government decided to rely on spy satellites instead of aircraft. Much cheaper.
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I Corinthians 10:31
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October 11:


1962: Opening of Vatican II

1968: Apollo 7 launched: the first manned Apollo mission

1975: Bill Clinton married Hillary Rodham (and has been regretting it ever since!).

1975: Debut of Saturday Night Live. No Clinton skit to my knowledge.

1986: Ronald Reagan walks out of the Reykjavik summit with Mikhail Gorbachev over his refusal to give up on the Strategic Defensive Initiative (aka "Star Wars"). A year later he would sign the INF Treaty, the first successful nuclear arms agreement in history.

2014: Baylor football played the best college football game of the year [according to Sports Illustrated] with an amazing comeback against TCU: 24 unanswered points, 61-58, "One True Champion".
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October 12:

1492: Christopher Columbuslanded on an island in the Caribbean (we don't know exactly which one) and therefore discovered America. Although the Vikings had settled in America years earlier, their colonies failed and their voyages were long forgotten. Columbus changed the world with his discovery.

1537: Birthday of Edward VI, the only legitimate son of Henry VIII, born to his third wife Jane Seymour.

1810: Bavarian Crown Prince, later to be Ludwig I, was married setting off celebrations including horse races that would be repeated the next year and thereafter. Thus began the annual tradition of Oktoberfest in Munich.

1919: Birthday of Doris "Dorie" Miller in Waco, Texas. He would be one of the heroes of Pearl Harbor and of WWII.

1935: Birthday of Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor

1945: Desmond Doss won the Congressional Medal of Honor, the first conscientious objector to win one. He was the inspiration for the recent film Hacksaw Ridge.

1984: The Provisional Irish Republican Army detonated a bomb in Brighton, England in an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

1999: Perez Musharraf seized power in Pakistan in a bloodless coup.

2000: American destroyer USS Cole attacked by terrorists while in Yemen.

2002: Terrorist attack on Bali killed over 200.

2007: Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize for his propaganda book, An Inconvenient Truth.

2013: Baylor's football team gained their first ever win in Manhattan, beating K State 35-25.
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October 13:

54: Nero succeeded his great uncle Claudius, who was murdered by his wife, to become the new Roman emperor.

1399: King Henry IV was crowned King of England.

1670: Virginia passed a law that black Christians arriving in the colonies could not be enslaved.

1775: Birth of the U.S. Navy: Continental Congress authorized the construction of two warships.

1792: George Washington laid the cornerstone for the White House.

1849: California state constitution established with slavery prohibited.

1903: Boston defeated Pittsburgh in the first World Series.

1943: Italy declared war on Germany. As in WWI, they switched sides.

1946: Beginning of the Fourth Republic in France

2010: 33 miners who were trapped underground for 69 days were rescued.
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A year ago yesterday:

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October 14:

1066: Battle of Hastings: Norman leader William the Conqueror led his army to a defeat of King Harold II of England, who was killed in the battle. England has not been successfully invaded since.

1918: Corp. Adolf Hitler was wounded during a gas attack in Belgium and temporarily blinded. He spent the rest of WWI in a hospital recovering from his injuries and would learn of the German surrender while there.

1944: German Gen. Erwin Rommel committed suicide. The "Desert Fox", as he came to be known, was given the option over a trial for treason because of his role in the failed assassination plot of Adolf Hitler.

1947: Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier in the X-1 rocket plane.

1962: An American U-2 spy plane flying over Cuba took photos with undeniable evidence that the Soviets were building nuclear missile sites on the island. This is the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the most dangerous of the Cold War crises, although it did not become public until a week later.

1964: Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize for nonviolent tactics while protesting racial injustice.

1964: The Soviet Politburo removed dictator Nikita Khrushchev from power, paving the way for Leonid Brezhnev to replace him.
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Oct 14, 1912 -- Bull Moose Party candidate Teddy Roosevelt is shot in the chest while campaigning for President in Milwaukee


Oct 14, 1978 -- 1st ever TV movie from a TV series is aired (Rescue From Gilligan's Island)
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October 15:


1863: The world's first successful combat submarine, the H. L. Hunley, sank during a trial run.

1917: Mata Hari was executed as a spy.

1945: Pierre Laval, one of the key figures in the Vichy regime in France, was executed for treason.

1946: Former Nazi leader Herman Goering committed suicide in prison while waiting to be hanged after being found guilty by the Nurernburg international war crimes tribunal.

1989: Wayne Gretzky broke NHL record for points scored in his career.

1990: Mikhail Gorbachev won the Nobel Peace Prize.

1991: Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court.
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October 16:


1793: Marie Antoinette was beheaded.

1854: Abraham Lincoln spoke out publicly against slavery in a speech denouncing the Kansas-Nebraska Act because it opened those territories to slavery.

1859: Abolitionist John Brown led a group of fanatics in a raid on the federal armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia. Of course, the crazy attack failed. Some of his followers were killed while he and the others were captured to be tried and executed for treason.

1934: Led by Mao Zedong, Chinese communists began the Long March to escape their enemies. They managed to survive and ultimately prevail.

1946: Nazi war criminals were executed at Nuremburg.

1964: China tested their first atomic bomb.

1991: A crazed gunman drove his truck through the window of a Luby's in Killeen, Texas and opened fire on the lunch crowd, killing 23.
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October 17:


1777: The U.S. won the important Battle of Saratoga in upstate New York. This crucial victory convinced France to sign a treaty of alliance, instrumental to America's ultimate victory in the War for Independence.

1835: The Republic of Texas formally created the Texas Rangers.

1931: Al Capone was sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion.

1973: OPEC began their infamous oil embargo disrupting much of the world economy in retribution to the U.S. helping Israel to win the Yom Kippur War.

1989: An earthquake struck near San Francisco causing notable damage on a triple level highway in Oakland & on the Oakland-Bay Bridge. It also disrupted the World Series game in Candlestick Park.
 
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