October 10

Scott Winters, Realtor

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1845 – The United States Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, MD.

1846 – Triton, the largest moon of the planet Neptune, was discovered by English astronomer William Lassell.

1865 – John Wesley Hyatt patented the billiard ball.

1871 – The Great Chicago Fire in Chicago, IL. The fire was started from a barn accident and burned from October 8 to October 10.

1881 – Three Michigan railroads (Michigan Central; Detroit, Mackinac and Marquette; and the Grand Rapids and Indiana) formed a company to operate a railroad car ferry service across the Mackinac Straits.

1886 – The tuxedo dinner jacket made its U.S. debut in New York, NY.

1887 – The Edison Phonograph Company was founded by Thomas Edison.

1899 – I.R. Johnson patented the bicycle frame.

1933 – The first synthetic detergent, Dreft, went on sale.

1945 – The Detroit Tigers won their second World Series when they beat Chicago 9-3 in Game 7.

1959 – Pan American World Airways announced the beginning of the first global airline service.

1964 – The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, was broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary satellite.

1965 – The Red Baron made his first appearance in the “Peanuts” comic strip.

1968 – Mickey Lolich pitched his third victory as the Detroit Tigers won Game 7 and the World Series over St. Louis.

1973 – Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with evasion of federal income tax.

1977 – Joe Namath played the last game of his National Football League career.

1978 – President Jimmy Carter signed the bill authorizing the Susan B. Anthony dollar.

1979 – Fleetwood Mac received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The city of Los Angeles declared it “Fleetwood Mac Day”.

1987 – Tom McClean finished rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in a record time of 54 days and 18 hours.

1993 – Kitchen Stadium opened up when TV’s “Iron Chef” debuted.

1995 – Gary Kasparov won a chess championship against Viswanathan Anand. The game lasted about a month.

2001 – President George W. Bush presented a list of the 22 most wanted terrorists.

2003 – Rush Limbaugh announced that he was addicted to painkillers and that he planned to check into a rehab center.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Peter Coyote – 77 years old (1941) – Actor (“ET: The Extraterrestrial”, “A Walk to Remember”, “Bitter Moon”, “Erin Brockovich”, TV’s “Commander-in-Chief”)

Charles Dance – 72 years old (1946) – Actor (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, movies “The Jewel in the Crown”, “The Golden Child”, “Alien 3”, “Last Action Hero”, “Dracula Untold”, “Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal”, “The Imitation Game”)

Ben Vereen – 72 years old (1946) – Actor, dancer, singer (“All That Jazz”, “Funny Lady”, TV’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “Ten Speed and Brown Shoe”)

Cyril Neville – 70 years old (1948) – Singer (The Neville Brothers)

Jessica Harper – 69 years old (1949) – Actress, singer (“Suspiria”, “Stardust Memories”, “Minority Report”)

David Lee Roth – 64 years old (1954) – Singer (Van Halen)

Tanya Tucker – 60 years old (1958) – Singer

Julia Sweeney – 59 years old (1959) – Actress, comedian (“It’s Pat”, TV’s “Saturday Night Live”)

Bradley Whitford – 59 years old (1959) – Actor (“Billy Madison”, TV’s “The Good Guys”, “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”, “The West Wing”)

Martin Kemp – 57 years old (1961) – Bassist (Spandau Ballet)

Mike Malinin – 51 years old (1967) – Drummer (Goo Goo Dolls)

Brett Favre – 49 years old (1969) – Football player

Dean Roland – 46 years old (1972) – Guitarist (Collective Soul)

Mario Lopez – 45 years old (1973) – Actor, TV host (TV’s “Saved by the Bell”, “Extra”)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 44 years old (1974) – NASCAR driver

Rose McIver – 30 years old (1988) – Actress (TV’s “iZombie”, “Masters of Sex”, movies “The Lovely Bones”, “The Piano”)

 

TODAY IS:

Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work or School Day

Cake Decorating Day

Emergency Nurses Day

Handbag Day

Hug A Drummer Day

Pet Obesity Awareness Day

SHIFT10 Day

World Homeless Day

World Mental Health Day

World Porridge Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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