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This Day in History – October 5, 2011




1793 French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France. 1867 Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska 1869 The Saxby Gale devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada. The storm had been predicted over a year before by a British naval officer. 1892 Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeyville, Kansas bank holdup 1905 Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908. 1906 Henry Mathewson (NY Giants) walks 14 men 1914 World War I: first aerial combat resulting in a kill. 1921 1st World Series radio broadcast, Yanks beat Giants 3-0 (World Series #18) 1923 Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star 1931 1st nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Wash (Herndon & Pangborn) 1941 Mickey Owens drops a 3rd strike, Tom Hendrick reaches 1st safely, would have been the last out, instead Yanks score 4 and win 7-4 1945 “Meet the Press” premieres on radio 1945 Hollywood Black Friday: A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers’ studios. 1947 1st Presidential address televised from White House-HS Truman 1953 Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of the US 1953 The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held. 1953 Yankees break own record with 5th consecutive World Series win – Billy Martin’s 12 hits set record (World Series #50) 1954 Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US 1956 Yogi Berra becomes the 4th Yank to hit a World Series Grand Slam (World Series #53) 1960 Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor (61 die) 1962 Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released. 1962 Beatles release their 1st record “Love Me Do” 1965 Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups 1965 Dick McInnes stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite 1966 Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor. 1968 Police baton civil rights demonstrators in Derry, Northern Ireland considered to mark the beginning of The Troubles. 1969 The first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus airs on BBC. 1970 Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, triggering the October Crisis. 1970 PBS becomes a network 1972 Herbert Mullin first kills, to prevent earthquakes 1980 Yanks set AL attendance mark at 2,627,417 1981 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American 1982 Chicago Tylenol murders: Johnson & Johnson initiates a nationwide product recall in the United States for all products in its Tylenol brand after several bottles in Chicago are found to have been laced with cyanide, resulting in seven deaths. 1982 Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM 1984 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched 1985 Grambling’s Eddie Robinson wins record 324th football game 1986 London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms 1990 Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obscenity (Mapplethorpe photos) 2001 Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.]]]]> ]]>

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