Today is Friday, October 20, 2017.
1632 C. Wren --1723
1812 Austin Flint, 19th century pioneer in US heart research
1823 Thomas Hughes, British author (Tom Brown's School Days)
1854 Arthur Rimbaud
1865 A.P. Kotelnikov --1944
1874 Charles Ives, composer
1882 Bela Lugosi
1911 Will Rogers, Jr., actor, storyteller
1925 Art Buchwald
1931 Mickey Mantle
1953 Tom Petty
1972 Snoop Doggy Dogg
Orionid meteor shower, radiant in Orion.
1600 Battle of Sekigahara, which established the Tokugawa clan as rulers of Japan (SHOGUN) until 1865 (basis of Clavell's novel).
1740 Maria Theresa becomes ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia
1803 the Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.
1818 US & Britain agree to joint control of Oregon country.
1820 Spain gives Florida to the United States.
1906 Dr Lee DeForest gives a demonstration of his radio tube.
1944 MacArthur returns to the Phillipines, says "I have returned."
1979 John F. Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston.
That's all for today.<< Yesterday Today Tomorrow >> XML(RSS)