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This Day in History: October 31st

This Day in History: October 31st

Kathy Padden October 31, 2013 1

Today in History: October 31, 1517 On the last day of October in 1517, a scholar and priest named Martin Luther did as priests commonly did at the time when they had something to

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This Day in History: October 30th

This Day in History: October 30th

Kathy Padden October 30, 2013 0

Today in History: October 30, 1991 What later became known as “The Perfect Storm” was first referred to as “The Halloween Storm,” until Bob Case from the National Weather service coined the name we

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This Day in History: October 29th

This Day in History: October 29th

Kathy Padden October 29, 2013 0

Today in History: October 29, 1618 Sir Walter Raleigh was an explorer and scholar of the Elizabethan era who was born in Devon around 1552. He came from an affluent, well-connected gentry family, attended

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This Day in History: October 28th

This Day in History: October 28th

Kathy Padden October 28, 2013 2

Today in History: October 28, 1886 On this day in history, 1886, people flocked to New York City in droves. Every train entering the city was filled to capacity. New York’s many hotels, from

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This Day in History: October 25th

This Day in History: October 25th

Kathy Padden October 25, 2013 0

Today in History: October 25, 1415 The English victory over the French at the Battle of Agincourt has been immortalized by none other than William Shakespeare and is often hailed as one of the

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This Day in History: October 24th

This Day in History: October 24th

Kathy Padden October 24, 2013 0

this day in history: October 24, 1901 Anna Edson Taylor was the first adventurer to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel who lived to tell the tale. The future daredevil was

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This Day in History: October 23rd

This Day in History: October 23rd

Kathy Padden October 23, 2013 0

this day in history: October 23, 1921 On October 23, 1921, an American officer in the French town of Chalons-sur-Marne selected the first “Unknown Soldier” to represent and honor the American soldiers who’d lost

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This Day in History: October 22nd Paul McCartney’s Death

This Day in History: October 22nd Paul McCartney’s Death

Kathy Padden October 22, 2013 1

Today in History: October 22, 1969 On this day in history, 1969, Paul McCartney denied rumors that the real Paul McCartney had died in 1966. Come on, admit it. If you’re a Beatles fan

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This Day in History: October 21st

This Day in History: October 21st

Kathy Padden October 21, 2013 0

Today in History: October 21, 1967 On this day in history, 1967, nearly 100,000 people – hippies, professors, women’s groups, radicals, war veterans, liberals, and people from most every walk of life – gathered

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This Day in History: October 18th

This Day in History: October 18th

Kathy Padden October 18, 2013 2

Today in History: October 18, 1469 Ferdinand and Isabella were one of the most famous power couples in European history. In their eyes, their crowning achievement wasn’t expanding their empire to include the New

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This Day in History: October 17th

This Day in History: October 17th

Kathy Padden October 17, 2013 2

Today in History: October 17, 1777 The Battle of Saratoga, which was actually two battles that took place during September and October of 1777, was a major victory for the American Revolutionaries and a

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This Day in History: October 16th

This Day in History: October 16th

Kathy Padden October 16, 2013 2

Today in History: October 16, 1793 During the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, the Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, was one of the most hated and prominent targets of the French revolutionaries.

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This Day in History: October 15th

This Day in History: October 15th

Kathy Padden October 15, 2013 0

Today in History: October 15, 1917 On this day in history, 1917, famed femme fatale exotic dancer and convicted spy, Margaretha Geertruida Zelle MacLeod, a.k.a. Mata Hari, was executed. Mata Hari first showed up

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This Day in History: October 14th

This Day in History: October 14th

Kathy Padden October 14, 2013 1

this day in history: October 14, 1066 The Battle of Hastings, like so many other battles, was a dispute over the line of succession to the English throne. But it ending up being much

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This Day in History: October 11th

This Day in History: October 11th

Kathy Padden October 11, 2013 1

Today in History: October 11, 2002 On this day in history, 2002, ex-United States President Jimmy Carter was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for his decades of effort through his Carter Center

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This Day in History: October 10th

This Day in History: October 10th

Kathy Padden October 10, 2013 1

Today in History: October 10, 1991 On this day in history, 1991, one of the series of killing sprees that would help inspire the phrase “going postal” occurred.  A former postal worker, Joseph Harris,

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This Day in History: October 9th

This Day in History: October 9th

Kathy Padden October 9, 2013 0

this day in history: October 9th While not given the fanfare of Columbus Day, today in the United States is, in fact, Leif Eriksson Day.  Leif Eriksson (other spellings include Ericson, Erikson or Eiriksson),

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This Day in History: October 8th

This Day in History: October 8th

Kathy Padden October 8, 2013 0

Today in History: October 8, 1918 Corporal Alvin C. York, while at the head of a small detachment near the Meuse River in the Argonne Forest in France, killed at least 20 German soldiers

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