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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.

 

OCTOBER 31

Kathleen Coughlin was born.

Dennis O’Connor was born.

Marilyn Kohn was born.

Jim Slowey was born.

 1517 - Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.

1992 - Pope John Paul II admitted that the Roman Catholic Church had erred in convicting Galileo of heresy 350 years earlier.

 

NOVEMBER 1

Jim Sluyk was born.

Joe Keenan was born.

Bobby Kalisak was born.

 1765 - The Stamp Act, the first direct tax on the American colonies, went into effect.

1952 - The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb in a test in the Marshall Islands.

 

NOVEMBER 2

Angela Jackson-Flibotte was born.

 1889 - North Dakota and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states, respectively.

 1959 - Twenty-One game show contestant Charles Van Doren admitted that he had been given questions and answers in advance.

 

NOVEMBER 3

Diana Darling was born.

 1957 - The Soviet Union sent the first animal, a dog named Laika, into space aboard the Sputnik II. Laika died in orbit.

 

NOVEMBER 4

John Shannon was born.

 1842 - Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield, Ill.

2008 -Democratic senator Barack Obama wins the presidential election against Sen. John McCain, taking 338 electoral votes to McCain's 161.

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