Monthly Archives: October 2013

It happened on this day…October 28th

On this day in 1965 – The Gateway Arch was completed as part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri

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It happened on this day…October 27th

On this day in 1938 – DuPont announced its new synthetic yarn, called “nylon”.

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It happened on this day…October 26th

On this day in 1975 – “A Chorus Line” premiered on Broadway. It later surpassed “Grease” to become the longest-running Broadway show in history.

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It happened on this day…October 23rd

On this day in 1915 – Around 25,000 women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote.

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It happened on this day…October 22nd

On this day in 1907 – Ringling Brothers circus bought Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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It happened on this day…October 21st

On this day in 1879 – Thomas A. Edison invented the first working electric (incandescent) light, in his Menlo Park, New Jersey laboratory.

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It happened on this day…October 20th

On this day in 1973 – “The Six Million Dollar Man” premiered on TV.

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It happened on this day…October 19th

On this day in 1987 – Black Monday: the stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, or 22.6 percent.

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It happened on this day…October 18th

On this day in 1867 – The U.S. took formal possession of Alaska from Russia. It had cost $7.2 million.

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it happened on this day…October 17th

On this day in 1979 – Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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