October 5

Scott Winters, Realtor

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1852 – State Normal School (now Eastern Michigan University) was dedicated for teacher education.

1904 – The Ryerson Library in Grand Rapids, MI was dedicated after the Grand Rapids Public Library received a gift from Martin Antione Ryerson (grandson of Louis Campau).

1905 – Wilbur Wright piloted the Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.

1921 – The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time. The teams playing were the New York Giants and the New York Yankees.

1930 – Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a transcontinental airplane flight.

1931 – Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon landed in Washington after flying non-stop across the Pacific Ocean. The flight originated in Japan and took about 41 hours.

1947 – President Harry S. Truman made the first televised address from the White House, speaking about an international food crisis.

1955 – Disneyland Hotel opened to the public in Anaheim, CA.

1962 – The movie “Dr. No”, the first in the James Bond film series, was released.

1966 – There was a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor near Detroit, MI.

1969 – “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” debuted on BBC television.

1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) was founded.

1974 – After four years and 21 pairs of shoes, American David Kunst completed the first journey around the world on foot. He crossed four continents and walked 14,450 miles.

1982 – Johnson & Johnson initiated a nationwide recall in the U.S. for all products in its Tylenol brand after several bottles in Chicago, IL, were found to have been laced with cyanide. Seven people died.

1989 – Televangelist Jim Bakker was convicted of fraud.

1990 – A jury in Cincinnati, OH acquitted an art gallery and its director of obscenity charges stemming from an exhibit of sexually graphic photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe.

1998 – Margaret Ray, the woman who famously stalked David Letterman, committed suicide by kneeling in front of an oncoming train in Colorado.

1999 – Kevin Spacey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2001 – A photo editor at Florida’s American Media becomes the first person to die from anthrax in a still-unsolved terror campaign.

2001 – Barry Bonds surpassed Mark McGwire’s single season home run total by hitting his milestone 71st and 72nd home runs.

2004 – John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole for a third time.

2006 – Walmart rolled out its $4 generic drug program to the entire state of Florida after a successful test in the Tampa area.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Glynis Johns – 95 years old (1923) – Actress (“Mary Poppins”)

Steve Miller – 75 years old (1943) – Musician (The Steve Miller Band)

Brian Johnson – 71 years old (1947) – Singer (AC/DC)

Karen Allen – 67 years old (1951) – Actress (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “Animal House”, “Starman”)

Bob Geldof – 67 years old (1951) – Singer (Boomtown Rats), organizer of the charity events Live Aid and Live 8.

Clive Barker – 66 years old (1952) – Writer, producer, director (“The Hellraiser” series, “Nightbreed”)

Harold Faltemeyer – 66 years old (1952) – Musician (“Axel F” theme for “Beverly Hills Cop”)

Daniel Baldwin – 58 years old (1960) – Actor (“Vampires”, “Mulholland Falls”, TV’s “Cold Case”, “Homicide: Life on the Street”)

David Bryson – 57 years old (1961) – Guitarist, vocalist (Counting Crows)

Michael Andretti – 56 years old (1962) – Race car driver

Dave Dederer – 54 years old (1964) – Guitarist, singer (Presidents of the U.S.A.)

Mario Lemieux – 53 years old (1965) – Hockey player

Guy Pearce – 51 years old (1967) – Actor (TV’s “Neighbours”, movies “The King’s Speech”, “The Hurt Locker”, “L.A. Confidential”, “Rules of Engagement”, “Memento”, “The Time Machine”, “Traitor”, “Lawless”, “Prometheus”)

Josie Bissett – 48 years old (1970) – Actress (TV’s “Melrose Place”, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”)

Grant Hill – 46 years old (1972) – NBA Basketball player (Detroit Pistons 1994-2000)

Scott Weinger – 43 years old (1975) – Actor (Voice of the title character in Disney’s “Aladdin”, TV’s “Full House”, “Fuller House”)

Kate Winslet – 43 years old (1975) – Actress (“The Reader, “Steve Jobs”, “Little Children”, “Titanic”, “Sense and Sensibility”, “Iris”)

Paul Thomas – 38 years old (1980) – Bassist (Good Charlotte)

Jesse Eisenberg – 35 years old (1983) – Actor (“The Social Network”, “Now You See Me”, “30 Minutes or Less”, “Zombieland”, “Adventureland”, “The Squid and the Whale”, “Roger Dodger”)

 

TODAY IS:

Balloons Around the World Day

Chic Spy™ Day

Country Inn Bed and Breakfast Day

Kids Music Day

World Smile Day

World Teachers 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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