Today is Monday, October 9, 2017.
1547 Miguel de Cervantes, novelist (Don Quixote)
1835 Camille Saint-SaČns, French composer
1890 Aimee Semple McPherson, Pentecostal evangelist, radio preacher
1899 Bruce Catton
1908 Jacques Tati
1940 John Lennon, Beatle
1944 Jon Entwistle, Who bassist
1948 Dave Samuels vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1948 Jackson Browne Germany, rocker (Lawyers in Love)
1948 Jackson Browne
1969 P.J. Harvey, singer
1981 Zachery Ty Bryan
Giacobinid meteor shower, radiant in Draco.
Leif Ericson Day
Ecuador : Guayaquil's Independence Day (1820)
Hong Kong : Confucius' Birthday
Khmer Republic : Republic Day (1970)
Minnesota : Leif Ericsson Day (c 1000)
Peru : Day of National Dignity (1968)
South Korea : Hangual Day/Korean Alphabet Day (1446)
Tanganyika : independence day (1961)
Uganda : independence day (1962)
Western Samoa : White Sunday (2nd Sunday)
1000 Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly New England)
1635 Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony
1776 Mission Delores is founded by San Francisco Bay.
1888 Public admitted to Washington Monument.
1936 Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
1962 Uganda gains independence from Britain (National Day).
1965 Beatles' "Yesterday," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
1966 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono for the first time at the Indica Gallery in London's West End
1973 Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
1975 Andrei Sakharov wins the Nobel Peace Prize
1990 Radio stations around the world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
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