On This Day..... October 12

 

OCTOBER 12TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FARMERS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GUMBO DAY
  • TODAY IS VERMONT APPRECIATION DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • LUCIANO PAVAROTTI (1935-2007)
  • CHRIS WALLACE (1947, 71)
 
  • HUGH JACKMAN (1968, 50)
  • NANCY KERRIGAN (1969, 49)
 
  • KIRK CAMERON (1970, 48)
  • MARION JONES (1975, 43)
 
  • BODE MILLER (1977, 41)
  • JOSH HUTCHERSON (1992, 26)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN  1492, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS LANDS IN THE BAHAMAS THINKING HE IS IN EAST ASIA. HE NAMES THE ISLAND SAN SALVADOR
  • IN 1518, A PAPAL AMBASSASOR INTERROGATES MARTIN LUTHER
  • IN 1609, “THREE BLIND MICE” IS PUBLISHED IN LONDON
  • IN 1773, VIRGINIA OPENS THE FIRST ASYLUM FOR PERSONS OF INSANE AND DISORDERED MINDS
 
  • IN 1792, NEW YORK CELEBRATES COLUMBUS DAY FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1810, CROWN PRINCE LUDWIG OF BAVARIA MARRIES PRINCESS THERESE VON SACHSEN-HILDBURGHAUSEN. THEY INVITE THE ENTIRE CITY OF MUNICH TO THE CELEBRATION WHICH THEY DUB OKTOBERFEST, A TRADITION THAT CONTINUES EVERY YEAR AFTERWARD
  • IN 1823, CHARLES MACINTOSH BEGINS SELLING RAIN COATS IN SCOTLAND
 
  • IN 1870, ROBERT E. LEE DIES OF PNEUMONIA AT 63
  • IN 1871, PRESIDENT GRANT CONDEMS THE KU KLUX KLAN
  • IN 1892, THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IS RECITED IN SCHOOLS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HONOR OF THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF COLUMBUS DAY
  • IN 1900, JOHN PHILLIP HOLLAND COMPLETES THE FIRST MODERN MILITARY SUBMARINE, NAMED THE U.S.S. HOLLAND AFTER HIM
 
  • IN 1901, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT NAMES THE EXECUTIVE MANSION “THE WHITE HOUSE”
  • IN 1914, MARGARET E. KNIGHT, THE “FEMALE THOMAS EDISON” DIES AT 76. SHE IS CREDITED WITH NUMEROUS INVENTIONS INCLUDING THE PAPER BAG
  • IN 1916, THE RED SOX BEAT THE DODGERS 4-1 TO WIN THE WORLD SERIES
 
  • IN 1920, CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON THE HOLLAND TUNNEL FROM N.Y.C. TO N.J.
  • IN 1928, BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL UNVEILS THE FIRST IRON LUNG
  • IN 1933, JOHN DILLINGER BREAKS OUT OF JAIL IN OHIO
  • IN 1933, MACHINE GUN KELLY IS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON
 
  • IN 1941, THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT ABANDONS MOSCOW FOR VOLGA IN ANTICIPATION OF A NAZI ATTACK
  • IN 1950, GEORGE BURNS AND GRACIE ALLEN DEBUT THEIR FIRST TV SHOW “THE GEORGE BURNS AND GRACIE ALLEN SHOW”
  • IN 1960, JOHN KENNEDY AND RICHARD NIXON DEBATE FOR THE THIRD TIME
 
  • IN 1960, DURING A TELEVISED DEBATE, JAPANESE POLITICIAN INEJIRO ASANUMA IS ASSASSINATED BY 17 YEAR OLD OTOYA YAMAGUCHI WITH A SWORD ON LIVE TV
  • IN 1960, RUSSIAN PREMIERE NIKITA KHRUSCHEV TAKES OFF HIS SHOW AND BANGS IT ON A TABLE WHILE SPEAKING IN FRONT OF A UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY
  • IN 1964, WSBK BEGINS BROADCASTING IN BOSTON (NOW MY TV)
 
  • IN 1966, JIMI HENDRIX FORMS THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
  • IN 1967, THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS DEFEAT THE RED SOX 4-3 IN THE WORLD SERIES
  • IN 1968, THE 19TH SUMMER OLYMPICS BEGIN IN MEXICO CITY
  • IN 1968, BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY GO TO #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “CHEAP THRILLS”
 
  • IN 1969, A DETRIOT RADIO DJ BEGINS A CONSPIRACY THEORY ON THE AIR THAT PAUL MCCARTNEY HAS BEEN DEAD FOR TWO YEARS BASED ON “CLUES” DROPPED BY THE BEATLES IF YOU PLAY “STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER” BACKWARDS
  • IN 1971, “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1972, A RACE RIOT ON THE U.S.S. KITTY HAWK INJURES 46 SAILORS
 
  • IN 1973, PRESIDENT NIXON NOMINATES GERALD FORD TO REPLACE SPIRO AGNEW AS VICE PRESIDENT
  • IN 1974, BLONDIE PERFORM TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME AT CBGB IN NEW YORK
  • IN 1977, ALLAN BAKKE ARGUES IN FRONT OF THE SUPREME COURT THAT HE WAS REVERSE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST FOR BEING WHITE WHEN HE WAS DENIED ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA MEDICAL SCHOOL
 
  • IN 1978, SID VICIOUS IS CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF NANCY SPUNGEN
  • IN 1979, LARRY BIRD AND MAGIC JOHNSON BOTH PLAY IN THEIR FIRST NBA GAME. DURING THE CELTICS GAME, CHRIS FORD HITS THE FIRST EVER 3 POINT BASKET IN NBA HISTORY
  • IN 1979, FLEETWOOD MAC RELEASE “TUSK”
 
  • IN 1980, DUSTIN HOFFMAN MARRIES BUSINESSWOMAN LISA GOTTSEGEN
  • IN 1984, FIVE PEOPLE DIE WHEN THE I.R.A. BOMBS THE GRAND HOTEL IN BRIGHTON, ENGLAND DURING PRIME MINISTER MARGARET THATCHER’S VISIT
  • IN 1984, JON-ERIK HEXUM SHOOTS HIMSELF WITH A BLANK GUN PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WHILE ON BREAK ON THE SET OF THE MOVIE “COVER UP”. HE DIDN’T REALIZE THAT BLANKS ARE STILL DEADLY AT CLOSE RANGE AND DIED FROM THE INJURY
 
  • IN 1985, RICKY WILSON OF THE B-52’S DIES OF AIDS AT 32
  • IN 1986, THE RED SOX BEAT THE CALIFORNIA ANGELS IN THE A.L.C.S.
  • IN 1986, QUEEN ELIZABETH VISITS CHINA
  • IN 1987, GEORGE HARRISON RELEASES “GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU”
 
  • IN 1988, GEORGE H.W. BUSH AND MICHAEL DUKAKIS DEBATE FOR A SECOND TIME
  • IN 1991, THE NASHVILLE NETWORK DEBUTS “THE STATLER BROTHERS SHOW”
  • IN 1991, DOUG FLUTIE SETS THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PASSING RECORD WITH 582 PASSING YARDS
 
  • IN 1991, STEVEN SPIELBERG MARRIES KATE CAPSHAW
  • IN 1992, CEDARS SINAI HOSPITAL PERFORMS THE FIRST LIVER TRANSPLANT FROM A PIG TO A HUMAN WOMAN.
  • IN 1997, ANGELA BASSETT MARRIES COURTNEY B. VANCE
  • IN 1997, JOHN DENVER DIES IN A PLANE CRASH AT 53
 
  • IN 1999, THE SIX BILLIONTH PERSON ON EARTH IS BORN
  • IN 1999, WILT CHAMBERLAIN DIES OF HEART FAILURE AT 63
  • IN 2000, TWO SUICIDE BOMBERS EXPLODE A BOMB ON THE U.S.S. COLE IN YEMEN KILLING 17 PEOPLE AND WOUNDING 39
 
  • IN 2001, NATALIE COLE MARRIES KENNETH DUPREE
  • IN 2002, TERRORISTS EXPLODE TWO BOMBS IN A NIGHTCLUB IN BALI KILLING 202 PEOPLE AND INJURING ANOTHER 209
  • IN 2013, ROSE MCGOWAN MARRIES ARTIST DAVEY DETAIL
  • IN 2016, 17 YEAR OLD JAMES CHARLES IN THE FIRST MALE SPOKESPERSON IN THE HISTORY OF COVER GIRL
 

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