Monday, October 13, 2014
October Time Travel !
Oct 1, 1903 - 1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox)
Oct 2, 1895 - 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper
Oct 3, 1978 - Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
Oct 4, 1922- For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ & WGY)
Oct 5, 1954- Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US
Oct 6, 1889 - Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture
Oct 7, 1931- 1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY
Oct 8th, 1964 1964 - Ringo Starr passes his driving test. You're curious if he had to drive down Abbey Rd??
Oct 9th, 1965 - Beatles' "Yesterday" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
Oct 10th, 1780- Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean
Oct 11th, 1984 - 1st space walk by US woman (Dr Kathryn D Sullivan)
Oct 12th, 1609 - Children's rhyme "Three Blind Mice" published in London
Oct 13th, 1792 - "Old Farmer's Almanac" is 1st published
Oct 14th, 1908 - Smallest crowd at World Series, 6,210 fans see Cubs beat Tigers
Oct 15th, 1860 - 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Lincoln, tells him to grow a beard
Oct 16th, 1950- The first edition of C. S. Lewis "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is released in London
Oct 17th, 1933- Albert Einstein arrives in US, a refugee from Nazi Germany
Oct 18th, 1867- US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million)
Oct 19th, 1872- World's largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales
Oct 20th, 1911 - Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole! Is that on your bucket list too?? :)
Oct 21st, 1854- Florence Nightingale was sent to the Crimean War. Sure was a light in the night!
Oct 22nd. 1861- 1st telegraph line linking West & East coasts completed. Time now for the North & South to begin!
Oct 23rd, 1941- Walt Disney's "Dumbo" released. Nothing dumb in making that movie! :)
Oct 24th, 1901 - 1st woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor)
Oct 25th, 1924- "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip 1st published
Oct 26th, 1492 - Lead pencils 1st used
Oct 27th, 1916- 1st published reference to "jazz" appears (Variety)
Oct 28th,1954 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway
Oct 29th, 1966- Lunar Orbiter 1 crashes on moon: 6.7°N 162°E
Oct 30th, 1873 - P T Barnum's circus, "Greatest Show on Earth," debuts (NYC)
Oct 31st, 1963 - Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport