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OCTOBER 24

Robin Caparella Hoffman was born.

Marni Sugar was born.

Ian Harbison was born.

 

1931 - The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic.

1945 - The United Nations officially came into being as its charter took effect.

 

OCTOBER 25

1400 - Geoffrey Chaucer died in London.

1983 - The United States invaded the Caribbean nation of Grenada.

 

OCTOBER 26

Maria Colon was born.

 

1825 - The Erie Canal, connecting Lake Erie to the Hudson River, opened.

2005  - The Chicago White Sox sweep the Houston Astros to win their first World Series in 88 years.

 

October 27

Kevin Brown was born.

 

1904 - New York City's first rapid transit subway, the IRT, opened.

1997 - The Dow Jones industrial average fell 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down.

2004 - After an 86-year wait, the Boston Red Sox finally captured a World Series trophy.

 

OCTOBER 28

1886 -The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.

1940 - Italy invaded Greece during World War II.

 

OCTOBER 29

Kim Jenkusky was born.

1929 - The New York Stock Exchange crashed on Black Tuesday, precipitating the Great Depression.

2012 – Hurricane Sandy.

 

OCTOBER 30

Mark Dana was born.

 

1938 - Radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, starring Orson Welles, caused nationwide panic among listeners.

1974 - Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire (“rumble in the jungle”) to regain his world heavyweight title.

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