This Week in History

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OCTOBER  14

Michael Benedetto was born.

Fernando Pires was born.

Claire Weisz was born.

Rich and MaryLou Raaf were married (70 years!)

 

1947 - U.S. Air Force Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager became the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound.

1964 - Martin Luther King, Jr., was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in civil rights.

 

OCTOBER  15

David Bernstein was born.

Tom and Marianne Henry were married.

 

1951 - I Love Lucy, starring Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, had its television debut.

 

OCTOBER 16

Laurice Keating was born.

Robby Schwach was born.

 

1793 - French queen Marie Antoinette was guillotined for treason.

1978 - John Paul II was elected pope.

 

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.

1968 - The U.S. Olympic Committee suspended two black athletes for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.

 

OCTOBER  19

1960 - The U.S. imposed 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.

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