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OCTOBER 17

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.

 

OCTOBER 18

Blanche Brady was born.

 

1867 - The United States took possession of Alaska from Russia.

 

OCTOBER 19

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.

 

OCTOBER 20

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.

 

OCTOBER 21

Wil Pops Gilliard was born.

 

1879 - Thomas Edison invented a workable incandescent electric lamp.

 

OCTOBER 22

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.

 

OCTOBER 23

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.

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