On This Day..... October 4

 

OCTOBER 4TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TACO DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL VODKA DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CINNAMON ROLL DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • RUTHERFORD B. HAYES (1822-1893)
  • BUSTER KEATON (1895-1966)
 
  • CHARLTON HESTON (1923-2008)
  • DICK TRACY (1931, 87)
 
  • JACKIE COLLINS (1937-2015)
  • ANNE RICE (1941, 77)
 
  • SUSAN SARANDON (1946, 72)
  • LINDA MCMAHON (1948, 70)
 
  • ARMAND ASSANTE (1949, 69)
  • CHRISTOPH WALTZ (1956, 62)
 
  • RUSSELL SIMMONS (1957, 61)
  • JOHN SECADA (1961, 57)
 
  • STUTTERING JOHN MELENDEZ (1965, 53)
  • LIVE SCHREIBER (1967, 51)
 
  • ALICIA SILVERSTONE (1976, 42)
  • MELISSA BENOIST (1988, 30)
 
  • DAKOTA JOHNSON (1989, 29)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1537, THE FIRST COMPLETE ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE IS PRINTED
  • IN 1539, KING HENRY VIII MARRIES HIS 4TH WIFE, ANNE OF CLEVES
  • IN 1582, POPE GREGORY XIII INSTITUTES THE GREGORIAN CALENDAR, PROCLAIMING THAT THE NEXT DAY WOULD BE OCTOBER 15TH INSTEAD OF THE 5TH
 
  • IN 1636, THE FIRST LAWS ARE DRAFTED FOR THE COLONY OF MASSACHUSETTS
  • IN 1648, PETER STUYVESANT BEGINS THE FIRST AMERICAN VOLUNTEER FIRE SERVICE
  • IN 1777, GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON IS ATTACKED AND DEFEATED AT GERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA
  • IN 1824, MEXICO GAINS ITS INDEPENDENCE
 
  • IN 1830, BELGIUM SECEDES FROM THE NETHERLANDS
  • IN 1854, FUTURE PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN MAKES HIS FIRST POLITICAL SPEECH
  • IN 1864, THE NEW ORLEANS TRIBUNE BEGINS PUBLICATION AS THE FIRST BLACK OWNED AND FOCUSED DAILY NEWSPAPER
  • IN 1880, THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IS FOUNDED
  • IN 1883, THE ORIENT EXPRESS BEGINS OPERATION BETWEEN PARIS AND ISTANBUL
 
  • IN 1911, THE FIRST ESCALATOR IS INSTALLED IN A LONDON SUBWAY STATION
  • IN 1922, THE WORLD SERIES BETWEEN THE NEW YORK GIANTS AND YANKEES IS THE FIRST EVER TO BE BROADCAST OVER THE RADIO
  • IN 1927, FAMED SCULPTOR GUTZON BORGLUM BEGINS HIS WORK ON MOUNT RUSHMORE. HE WOULD COMPLETE HIS WORK IN 1941
  • IN 1931, “DICK TRACY” COMICS PUBLISH THEIR FIRST ISSUE
 
  • IN 1933, “ESQUIRE” MAGAZINE PUBLISHES ITS FIRST ISSUE
  • IN 1940, ADOLF HITLER AND BENITO MUSSOLINI MEET AT BRENNER PASS IN THE ALPS
  • IN 1943, THE NAZIS OUTLAW FLYING KITES IN ALL OCCUPIED TERRITORIES WITH A PENALTY OF SIX MONTHS IN JAIL
  • IN 1948, THE CLEVELAND INDIANS BEAT THE RED SOX IN A ONE GAME PLAYOFF TO DECIDE THE AMERICAN LEAGUE PENNANT
 
  • IN 1949, NBC DEBUTS “THE LIFE OF RILEY”
  • IN 1951, HENRIETTA LACKS DIES OF CERVICAL CANCER AT 31. HER CANCER CELLS ARE THE SOURCE OF THE “HELA” CELL LINE WHICH HAS BEEN USED IN CANCER RESEARCH FOR OVER 60 YEARS. HER STORY WAS MADE INTO A MOVIE LAST YEAR BY OPRAH
 
  • IN 1957, CBS DEBUTS “LEAVE IT TO BEAVER”
  • IN 1959, CBS DEBUTS “DENNIS THE MENACE”
 
  • IN 1969, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “GREEN RIVER”
  • IN 1970, JANIS JOPLIN OVERDOSES AND DIES AT 27
  • IN 1972, PETER BRIDGE BECOMES THE FIRST REPORTER SENT TO JAIL FOR NOT REVEALING HIS SOURCE AFTER HE RAN A STORY ON POLITICAL CORRUPTION IN THE NEWARK EVENING NEWS. HE SPENT 21 DAYS IN JAIL
 
  • IN 1974, JOHN LENNON RELEASES “WALLS AND BRIDGES”
  • IN 1975, PINK FLOYD HAVE THE #1 ALBUM WITH “WISH YOU WERE HERE”
  • IN 1976, THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS THE 1972 BAN ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
  • IN 1976, BARBARA WALTERS BECOMES THE FIRST WOMAN TO CO-ANCHOR AN EVENING NEWS PROGRAM WHEN SHE JOINS “ABC EVENING NEWS”
 
  • IN 1978, TAMMY WYNETTE WAS KIDNAPPED, BEATEN AND HELD IN HER CAR FOR TWO HOURS BY AN UNKNON ASSAILANT WHO LET HER GO AND DISAPPEARED
  • IN 1980, QUEEN HITS #1 WITH “ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST”
  • IN 1981, LEE HARVEY OSWALD’S BODY IS EXHUMED AMIDST RUMORS THAT A LOOK ALIKE RUSSIAN AGENT WAS BURIED IN HIS PLACE. DENTAL RECORDS VERIFY ITS HIM
 
  • IN 1987, THE NFL HAS ITS FIRST “SCAB SUNDAY” WITH REPLACEMENT PLAYERS DURING THE PLAYERS STRIKE WHICH WOULD LAST UNTIL OCTOBER 15TH
  • IN 1987, BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI RELEASES “THE LAST EMPORER”
 
  • IN 1989, SECRETARIAT DIES AT 19
  • IN 1990, FOX DEBUTS “BEVERLY HILLS 90210”
 
  • IN 1999, FAITH HILL RELEASES “BREATHE”
  • IN 2001, BARRY BONDS HITS HIS 70TH HOME RUN OF THE SEASON, TYING MARK MCGWIRE’S RECORD
 
  • IN 2001, THE BRUINS RETIRE RAY BOURQUE’S NUMBER AT THE BOSTON GARDEN
  • IN 2005, NICKELBACK RELEASES “ALL THE RIGHT REASONS”
 
  • IN 2006, JULIAN ASSANGE LAUNCHES WIKILEAKS
  • IN 2016, GWEN STEFANI AND GAVIN ROSSDALE DIVORCE AFTER 13 YEARS
 

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