Today is Saturday, October 7, 2017.
1601 F. de Beaune --1652
1849 James Whitcomb Riley, American poet (The Raggedy Man)
1879 Joe Hill, songwriter, IWW organizer, martyr
1885 Niels Bohr, expanded quantum physics (Nobel 1922)
1905 Andy Devine
1911 Vaughn Monroe
1917 June Allyson
1927 R.D. Laing
1931 Bishop Desmond Tutu
1951 John Cougar Mellencamp
1955 Yo-Yo Ma, cellist
1571 Turkish fleet defeated by Spanish & Italians in Battle of Lepanto
1765 The Stamp Act Congress convenes in New York
1777 British defeated by Americans at the Battle of Saratoga
1826 Granite Railway (1st chartered railway in US) begins operations
1849 That the play is the tragedy, "Poe," / And its hero the Conqueror Worm.
1931 first infra-red photographis taken, in Rochester, NY
1949 Democratic Republic of Germany (East) is formed.
1959 Luna 3 photographs the far side of the moon.
1968 Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system.
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