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1st radio broadcast of the World Series and Versaille March

On October 5 in:

 

1789, Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI of France about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris;

 

1864, 60,000 die when Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone;

 

1921, the World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time;

 

1944, Suffrage is extended to women in France;

 

1947, the first televised Whtie House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman';

 

1962, Dr. No, the first film in the James Bond series, is released;

 

1970, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded; and in

 

2001, Barry Bonds surpasses Mark McGwire's single-season home run total with his milestone 71st and 72nd home runs. 

Hello, Goodbye / Peanuts!

 

On this day in:

 

1470, a rebellion organized by Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick forces King Edward IV of England to flee to the Netherlands, restoring Henry VI to the throne;

 

1789, George Washington sends the proposed Constitutional Amendments (The U.S. Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification;

 

1889, In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West;

 

1950, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published;

 

1967, Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of the United States Supreme Court;

 

1967, The Beatles begin recording their last single of 1967, Hello, Goodbye;

 

1970, a plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people; and in 

 

2006, Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide. 

Take the train, Sponge Bob.....

On July 14 in

1986, SpongeBob SquarePants is born,

1877, the Great Railroad Strike begins,

1789, French citizens storm the Bastille, marking Bastille Day,

1969, the US decirculates the $500, $1000, $5000 and $10,000 bills. 

Columbus, Louisiana Territory and Bugs Bunny

On April 30 in

 

1789, On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of ther United States;

 

1975, Communist forces gain control of Saigon.  The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh;

 

1927, Doughlas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood; 

 

1993, CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free;

 

1492, Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration;

 

1803, The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation; and in

 

1938, the animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny). 

George Washington, Patty Hearst and the Confederate States

OnFebruary4 in

 

1974, The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.

 

1789, George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.

 

1861, In Montgomery, Alabama delegates from the six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.

 

2004, Facebook, the mainstream online social networking site is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

 

2006, Betty Friedan, American author and activist, dies at the age of 85. 

 

 

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