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On this day... October 6, 2017

Fun and historical facts for October 6th

Jim Clerkin
October 06, 2017 - 8:56 am
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OCTOBER 6th

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL NOODLE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PLUS SIZED APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GERMAN AMERICAN DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MANUFACTURING DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • GEORGE WESTINGHOUSE (1846-1914)
  • JANET GAYNOR (1906-1984)
  • TONY DUNGY (1955, 62)
  • OIL CAN BOYD (1959, 58)
  • ELIZABETH SHUE (1963, 54)

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1781, THE AMERICAN AND FRENCH ARMIES BEGIN THE FINAL BATTLE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, THE SIEGE OF CORNWALLIS AT YORKTOWN
  • IN 1783, THE SELF WINDING CLOCK IS INVENTED
  • IN 1857, THE AMERICAN CHESS ORGANIZATION PUTS ON THE FIRST MAJOR US CHESS TOURNAMENT IN NYC
  • IN 1866, THE RENO BROTHERS STEAL $13,000 IN THE FIRST DOCUMENTED TRAIN ROBBERY
  • IN 1882, CINCINATTI BEATS CHICAGO IN THE FIRST EVER WORLD SERIES GAME
  • IN 1884, THE NAVAL WAR COLLEGE OPENS IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
  • IN 1889, THE MOULIN ROUGE OPENS IN PARIS
  • IN 1889, THOMAS EDISON SHOWS THE FIRST EVER MOVING PICTURE
  • IN 1890, THE MORMON CHURCH OUTLAWS POLYGAMY
  • IN 1893, NABISCO INVENTS CREAM OF WHEAT
  • IN 1927, THE JAZZ SINGER OPENS, BECOMING THE FIRST MOVIE TO EVER HAVE A SOUNDTRACK
  • IN 1939, HITLER DENIES HAVING INTENTION TO GO TO WAR WITH ENGLAND AND FRANCE, WHILE PROMISING TO REGULATE THE “JEWISH PROBLEM”
  • IN 1945, “BILLY GOAT” SIANIS CASTS THE “GOAT CURSE” ON THE CUBS AFTER THEY KICK HIM AND HIS GOAT OUT OF A WORLD SERIES GAME
  • IN 1949, TOKYO ROSE IS SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN JAIL AND $10,000
  • IN 1949, PRESIDENT TRUMAN SIGNS THE “MUTUAL DEFENSE ASSISTANCE ACT” WHICH ENTERS THE US INTO NATO
  • IN 1952, AGATHA CHRISTIE’S “THE MOUSETRAP” OPENS IN LONDON. IT IS STILL RUNNING.
  • IN 1961, PRESIDENT KENNEDY OFFICIALLY RECOMMENDS THAT AMERICANS BUILD FALLOUT SHELTERS
  • IN 1963, BARBRA STREISAND APPEARS ON THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW
  • IN 1965, THE SUPREMES RELEASE “I HEAR A SYMPHONY”
  • IN 1966, CALIFORNIA BECOMES THE FIRST STATE TO OUTLAW LSD
  • IN 1978, MICK JAGGER APOLOGIZES FOR RACIST LYRICS IN “SOME GIRLS”
  • IN 1979, POPE JOHN PAUL II BECOMES THE FIRST POPE TO VISIT THE WHITE HOUSE
  • IN 1980, JOHNNY ROTTEN IS SENTENCED TO THREE MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ASSAULT CHARGES
  • IN 1981, ANWAR SADAT OF EGYPT IS ASSASSINATED AT 62
  • IN 1987, GEORGE MICHAEL RELEASES “FAITH”, BILLBOARD’S SONG OF THE YEAR
  • IN 1989, BETTE DAVIS DIES AT 81
  • IN 1991, ELIZABETH TAYLOR MARRIES HER 8TH AND FINAL HUSBAND, CONSTRUCTION WORKER LARRY FORTENSKY, WHO IS 20 YEARS YOUNGER
  • IN 1991, ANITA HILL ACCUSES CLARENCE THOMAS OF SEXUAL HARRASSMENT
  • IN 1996, FAITH HILL MARRIES TIM MCGRAW
  • IN 1996, PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON HAS HIS FIRST DEBATE WITH BOB DOLE
  • IN 2003, “GRIZZLY MAN” TIM TREADWELL AND HIS GIRLFRIEND ARE KILLED AND EATEN BY BEARS. THE MOVIE “GRIZZLY MAN” IS BASED ON HIM.
  • IN 2012, POPE BENEDICT’S BUTLER IS SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR LEAKING CONFIDENTIAL PAPAL DOCUMENTS
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