On This Day..... October 10

 

OCTOBER 10TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ANGEL FOOD CAKE / CAKE DECORATING DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CURVES DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL STOP BULLYING DAY
  • TODAY IS WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813-1901)
  • HELEN HAYES (1900-1993)
 
  • THELONIOUS MONK (1917-1982)
  • ED WOOD (1924-1978)
 
  • BEN VEREEN (1946, 72)
  • DAVID LEE ROTH (1954, 64)
 

  • TANYA TUCKER (1958, 60)
  • BRADLEY WHITFORD (1959, 59)
 
  • DANIEL PEARL (1963-2002)
  • STEVE SCALISE (1965, 53)
 
  • BRETT FAVRE (1969, 49)
  • MARIO LOPEZ (1973, 45)
 
  • DALE EARNHARDT JR (1974, 44)
  • MYA (1979, 39)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1773, PAUL REVERE MARRIES RACHEL WALKER IN BOSTON
  • IN 1780, “THE GREAT HURRICANE” HITS THE CARIBBEAN AND KILLS CLOSE TO 30,000 PEOPLE. IT’S THE DEADLIEST RECORDED HURRICANE IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • IN 1845, THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY OPENS AT ANNAPOLIS, MD
 
  • IN 1865, JOHN WESLEY HYATT PATENTS THE BILLIARD BALL
  • IN 1871, THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE IS FINALLY PUT OUT LEAVING 100,000 HOMELESS
  • IN 1886, DINNER JACKETS ARE WORN FOR THE FIRST TIME TO A BALL IN TUXEDO PARK
  • IN 1889, BARNARD COLLEGE OPENS IN NEW YORK IN RESPONSE TO COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY’S REFUSAL TO ACCEPT FEMALE STUDENTS
 
  • IN 1904, THE RED SOX BEAT THE YANKEES IN A DOUBLEHEADER TO CLINCH THE AMERICAN LEAGUE PENNANT. THEY ALSO SET A RECORD OF 148 COMPLETE GAMES PITCHED BY THEIR PITCHING STAFF
  • IN 1913, 136 PEOPLE DIE WHEN THE BRITISH SHIP VOLTURNO CATCHES FIRE AT SEA
  • IN 1916, CHARLIE EBBETS CREATES ANGER AMONG FANS WHEN HE ABRUPTLY RAISES PRICES FOR WORLD SERIES TICKETS FROM $3 TO $5 BETWEEN GAMES 2 AND 3
  • IN 1933, PROCTOR & GAMBLE RELEASES “DREFT” THE FIRST SYNTHETIC DETERGENT
 
  • IN 1934, THREE YEAR OLD BILLIE THOMAS IS SELECTED TO PLAY BUCKWHEAT ON “THE LITTLE RASCALS”
  • IN 1935, GEORGE GERSHWIN RELEASES “PORGY & BESS” ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1939, THE REAL ELANOR RIGBY DIES AT 44
  • IN 1942, 1,300 AUSTRIAN JEWS AND PLACES ON TRAINS TO A CONCENTRATION CAMP
  • IN 1953, “WINKY DINK AND YOU” DEBUTS ON CBS AS THE FIRST INTERACTIVE TV SHOW. KIDS BOUGHT A KIT CONTAINING A PLASTIC FILM AND CRAYONS AND WOULD DRAW ON THE TV TO HELP WINKY. IT WAS CANCELLED IN 1957 AFTER PARENTS COMPLAINED THAT CHILDREN WERE DRAWING ON THEIR TV’S WITHOUT THE FILM
 
  • IN 1954, HO CHI MINH ARRIVES IN HANOI AFTER FRENCH TROOPS WITHDRAW
  • IN 1956, GEORGE STEVENS RELEASES “GIANT” FEATURING JAMES DEAN’S LAST ROLE BEFORE HIS DEATH AS WELL AS ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND ROCK HUDSON
  • IN 1956, ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERS THE POP CHART WITH “LOVE ME TENDER”
 
  • IN 1957, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER APOLOGIZES TO THE FINANCE MINISTER OF GHANA WHO IS REFUSED SERVICE AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT WHILE ON A DIPLOMATIC VISIT
  • IN 1957, A FIRE AT WINDSCALE NUCLEAR PLANT IN CUMBRIA, ENGLAND IS THE FIRST MAJOR NUCLEAR ACCIDENT
  • IN 1959, PAN AM BEGINS INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS AROUND THE WORLD
 
  • IN 1960, 4,000 PEOPLE DIE IN A CYCLONE IN INDIA’S BAY OF BENGAL
  • IN 1961, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL HOLDS AN EXPANSION DRAFT TO ADD THE HOUSTON ASTROS AND NEW YORK METS
  • IN 1961, “THE BOB NEWHART SHOW” PREMIERES ON NBC
 
  • IN 1963, THE SECOND JAMES BOND FILM “FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE” OPENS
  • IN 1964, THE 18TH SUMMER OLYMPICS OPEN IN TOKYO
  • IN 1965, YALE UNIVERSITY RELEASES “THE VINLAND MAP” WHICH THEY BELIEVE TO BE THE FIRST KNOWN MAP OF THE AMERICAS, DATED 1440
 
  • IN 1969, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER RECORDS THE SOUNDTRACK TO “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR”
  • IN 1970, THE CARPENTERS PEAK AT #2 WITH “WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN” BEHIND NEIL DIAMOND WHO HITS #1 WITH “CRACKLIN’ ROSIE”
  • IN 1973, SPIRO AGNEW RESIGNS AS VICE PRESIDENT OVER TAX FRAUD ALLEGATIONS
 
  • IN 1975, ELIZABETH TAYLOR MARRIES FOR THE 6TH TIME OVERALL AND 2ND TIME TO RICHARD BURTON
  • IN 1978, AEROSMITH’S JOE PERRY AND STEVEN TYLER ARE INJURED BY A CHERRY BOMB
  • IN 1978, CONGRESS APPROVES THE SUSAN B. ANTHONY DOLLAR
 
  • IN 1978, STEVE PERRY JOINS JOURNEY
  • IN 1979, BETTE MIDLER RELEASES HER FILM DEBUT, “THE ROSE”
  • IN 1983, NBC PREMIERES “ADAM” A TRUE CRIME DRAMA BASED ON THE MURDER OF THE SON OF “AMERICA’S MOST WANTED” HOST JOHN WALSH
 
  • IN 1985, U.S. FIGHTER JETS FORCE THE LANDING OF AN EGYPTIAN PLANE CARRYING HIJACKERS FROM AN ITALIAN SHIP AND ARREST THEM ON LANDING IN ITALY
  • IN 1985, ORSON WELLES DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 70
  • IN 1985, YUL BRYNNER DIES OF CANCER AT 65
 
  • IN 1986, SHIMON PERES RESIGNS AS PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL
  • IN 1987, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN RELEASES “TUNNEL OF LOVE”
  • IN 1987, WHITESNAKE HIT #1 WITH “HERE I GO AGAIN”
 
  • IN 1990, THE OAKLAND ATHLETICS BEAT THE RED SOX IN THE ALCS 4-0
  • IN 1991, FORMER POSTAL WORKER JOSEPH HARRIS KILLS FOUR FORMER POST OFFICE COWORKERS SPARKING THE TERM “GOING POSTAL”
  • IN 1991, REDD FOXX DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 68
  • IN 1991, ANITA HILL TESTIFIES IN FROM OF CONGRESS THAT SUPREME COURT NOMINEE HAD SEXUALLY HARASSED HER
 
  • IN 1992, R.E.M. HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE”
  • IN 1995, ISRAEL BEGINS PULLING OUT OF THE WEST BANK AND FREES HUNDREDS OF PALESTINIAN PRISONERS THERE
  • IN 1996, THE CORNERSTONE OF THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM IS DEDICATED
  • IN 1999, CHRISTINA AGUILERA HITS #1 WITH “GENIE IN A BOTTLE”
 
  • IN 2000, ROD STEIGER MARRIES FOR THE 5TH TIME AT 75
  • IN 2004, CHRISTOPHER REEVE DIES OF A BAD REACTION TO ANTIBIOTICS AT 52
  • IN 2005, A POLITICAL COALITION BETWEEN RIVAL PARTIES TO FORM A MAJORITY IN GERMANY LEADS TO ANGELA MERKEL AS CHANCELLOR
  • IN 2009, ARMENIA AND TURKEY SIGN A DEAL TO OPEN THEIR BORDER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 200 YEARS
 
  • IN 2014, MALALA YOUSAFZAI WINS THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
  • IN 2014, TAYLOR SWIFT IS THE FIRST ARTIST TO EVER BE THE BILLBOARD ARTIST OF THE YEAR TWICE
  • IN 2016, SHAILENE WOODLEY IS ARRESTED FOR TRESPASSING WHILE PROTESTING THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
  • IN 2017, MARVEL RELEASES “THOR: RAGNAROK”
 

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