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10/15/2005

On this day in history

Filed under: — Jaime @ 12:04 pm

Courtesy the New York Times and The History Channel:

1860 Eleven-year-old Grace Bedell of Westfield, N.Y., wrote a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, suggesting he could improve his appearance by growing a beard.
1863 C.S.S. Hunley sinks during tests
1917 Mata Hari, a Dutch dancer who had spied for the Germans, was executed by firing squad outside Paris.
1939 New York Municipal Airport, later renamed La Guardia Airport, was dedicated.
1946 Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering poisoned himself hours before he was to have been executed.
1951 The situation comedy ”I Love Lucy” premiered on CBS.
1965 First Vietnam draft card burned
1969 Peace demonstrators staged activities across the country, including a candlelight march around the White House, as part of a moratorium against the Vietnam War.
1976 In the first debate of its kind between vice-presidential nominees, Democrat Walter F. Mondale and Republican Bob Dole faced off in Houston.
1990 Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
1991 The Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, 52-48.
1993 Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end apartheid.
2003 China launched its first manned space mission, becoming the third country to send a person into orbit.

These people were born:
1920 Mario Puzo
1924 Lido ‘Lee’ Iacocca
1942 Penny Marshall
1953 Tito Jackson
1959 Emeril Lagasse
1976 Me

One Response to “On this day in history”

  1. Jen says:

    Happy Birthday, a little bit late . . . :) Hope you had a great day.

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