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This Day in History: October 24th- The Death of Houdini

This Day in History: October 24th- The Death of Houdini

Kathy Padden October 24, 2014 0

This Day In History: October 24, 1926 When Harry Houdini and his entourage arrived at The Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on October 24, 1926, the Hungarian-born magician and escape artist was running a

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This Day in History: October 23rd- 50,000 March on New York

This Day in History: October 23rd- 50,000 March on New York

Kathy Padden October 23, 2014 0

This Day In History: October 23, 1915 At least 50,000 people took to the streets of New York City on October 23, 1915 to march in the country’s largest women’s suffrage parade up to

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This Day in History: October 22nd- The Man Who Refused a Nobel Prize

This Day in History: October 22nd- The Man Who Refused a Nobel Prize

Kathy Padden October 22, 2014 0

This Day In History: October 22, 1964 On October 22, 1964, existentialist author Jean Paul Sartre was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for literature, which he chose to decline. His refusal was not an

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This Day in History: October 21st- Florence

This Day in History: October 21st- Florence

Kathy Padden October 21, 2014 0

This Day In History: October 21, 1854 Lo! in that house of misery A lady with a lamp I see Pass through the glimmering gloom, And flit from room to room. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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This Day in History: October 20th- The Long March

This Day in History: October 20th- The Long March

Kathy Padden October 20, 2014 0

This Day In History: October 20, 1934 One year after Communist troops retreated to the hills to avoid the wrath of Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalist Party, only 4,000 out of the 86,000

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This Day in History: October 17th- Maurice Papon and a Massacre

This Day in History: October 17th- Maurice Papon and a Massacre

Kathy Padden October 17, 2014 0

Today in History: October 17, 1961 In the late evening hours of October 17, 1961, 30,000 Algerians were demonstrating throughout the city of Paris to protest a curfew imposed upon them earlier in the

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This Day in History: October 16th- Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde

This Day in History: October 16th- Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde

Kathy Padden October 16, 2014 0

This Day In History: October 16, 1854 The world became a more colorful and interesting place on October 16, 1854 when Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland. (Later in life

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This Day in History: October 15th- From Hell

This Day in History: October 15th- From Hell

Kathy Padden October 15, 2014 1

This Day In History: October 15, 1888 During the autumn of 1888, a murderer was creeping through the streets and alleyways of London’s East End. His victims were invariably alcoholic prostitutes. He slit their

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This Day in History: October 14th- The Amityville Horror

This Day in History: October 14th- The Amityville Horror

Kathy Padden October 14, 2014 0

This Day In History: October 14, 1975 Nearly a year after the murder of his parents and four siblings, Ronald “Butch” DeFeo Jr.’s trial began on October 14, 1975. The family home reportedly became

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This Day in History: October 13th- The Almanac and the Spy

This Day in History: October 13th- The Almanac and the Spy

Kathy Padden October 13, 2014 0

This Day In History: October 13, 1792 Way back on October 13, 1792, when George Washington was serving his first term as president, the first issue of what is today known as The Old

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This Day in History: October 10th- The Battle That Shaped History

This Day in History: October 10th- The Battle That Shaped History

Kathy Padden October 10, 2014 2

This Day In History: October 10, 732 C.E. The Battles of Tours was not a war of nations, but rather a battle of civilizations between Islam and Christian Europe. The Muslims had been conquering

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This Day in History: October 9th- The Banishing of Roger Williams

This Day in History: October 9th- The Banishing of Roger Williams

Kathy Padden October 9, 2014 0

This Day In History: October 9, 1635 On October 9, 1635, a Puritan minister named Roger Williams, who had fled England in 1630 with the hope of escaping religious persecution, was banished from Massachusetts

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This Day in History: October 8th- Imagine

This Day in History: October 8th- Imagine

Kathy Padden October 8, 2014 0

This Day In History: October 8, 1971 John Lennon’s second solo album Imagine, the follow-up to John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, was released on October 8, 1971 in the U.K. (It had been released the

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This Day in History: October 7th- Wake Atoll

This Day in History: October 7th- Wake Atoll

Kathy Padden October 7, 2014 0

This Day In History: October 7, 1943 On Wake Atoll in the South Pacific, there is a gravel path edged by white coral leading away from the road and toward the water. On the

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This Day in History: October 6th- The First Train Robbery

This Day in History: October 6th- The First Train Robbery

Kathy Padden October 6, 2014 0

This Day In History: October 6, 1866 An innovation in the world of Wild West crime was made on October 6, 1866 when the Reno gang committed the first robbery ever made on a

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This Day in History: October 3rd

This Day in History: October 3rd

Kathy Padden October 3, 2014 1

This Day In History: October 3, 1967 On October 3, 1967, Woody Guthrie, legendary icon of the 50’s folk music revival, died of Huntington’s Disease in Queens, New York at the Creedmoor State Hospital.

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This Day in History: October 2nd- Mahatma

This Day in History: October 2nd- Mahatma

Kathy Padden October 2, 2014 1

This Day In History: October 2, 1869 “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” -Mahatma Gandhi One of the

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This Day in History: October 1st- Little Golden Books

This Day in History: October 1st- Little Golden Books

Kathy Padden October 1, 2014 0

This Day In History: October 1, 1942 On October 1, 1942 the first Little Golden Books were published, making children’s books affordable for the average family during an era when they were considered a

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