Cheshiresoft CDAY Almanac

Today is Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Birthdays

1860 Elmer Sperry, inventor of the gyrocompass
1872 Ralph Vaughan Williams, British composer
1908 E. Vidal Abascal --1994
1932 Dick Gregory
1935 Luciano Pavarotti, silver voice
1947 Chris Wallace
1950 Susan Anton
1970 Kirk Cameron

Events

1492 Columbus arrives in the Bahamas; the real Columbus Day.
1957 first commercial flight between California and Antartica.
1960 Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe at UN General Assembly session.
1963 Archaeological dig begins at Masada, Israel
1964 USSR launches first 3-man crew into space
1968 Equatorial Guinea gains independence from Spain.
1972 Mariner 9 takes pictures of the Martian north pole. No Santa.
1985 International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War get the Nobel Peace Prize.

That's all for today.

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