Jessica Schulman was born.
1931 - Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion for which he was
sentenced to 11 years in prison.
1989 - An earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude killed 67 and injured over 3,000 in San Francisco.
Blanche Brady was born.
1867 - The United States took possession of Alaska from Russia.
1960 - The United States imposes a partial embargo on goods exported to Cuba.
1987 - The stock market crashed on what came to be known as “Black Monday.” Stocks dropped a record 508 points, or 22.6%, topping the drops on October 28 and 29 in 1929 that ushered in the Great Depression.
Richard Sirgiovanni was born.
KathiAnn O’Sheil was born.
Mickey Mantle was born.
1944 - Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines, 30 months after he said, “I shall return.”
1968 - Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis.
Wil Pops Gilliard was born.
1879 - Thomas Edison invented a workable incandescent electric lamp.
Janine DaSilva was born.
Janet Jenkusky Brady was born.
1962 - President Kennedy announced an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following
the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.
1979 - The deposed Shah of Iran, was allowed in the United States for medical
treatment. This action led to the Iran hostage crisis.
Annette Lord was born.
1973 - President Richard Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica.
1983 - A suicide truck bombing at Beirut International Airport in Lebanon killed 241 U.S. Marines and sailors.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS