Today In History

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            Here is what happened on Thursday - October 18th...
            It is day 291 of the year 2018, and there are 74 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

            1919,Pierre Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister.
     Today, this person is/would be 99 years old.
            1927,George C. Scott, actor.
     Today, this person is/would be 91 years old.
            1950,Wendy Wassestein, Playwriter.
     Today, this person is/would be 68 years old.
            1956,Martina Navratilova
     Today, this person is/would be 62 years old.
            1961,Wynton Marsalis, Trumpeter.
     Today, this person is/would be 57 years old.

      Events On This Day In History...

            1776,The back of a bar in New York is decorated with birds' tail feathers.
A customer jokingly asked for a glass of those "cock tails," and a tradition was born!
            1869,The United States takes possession of Alaska.
            1873,The Ivey League establishes rules for college football.
            1892,First commercial long-distance phone line opens between Chicago and New York.
            1922,British Broadcasting Corporation established.
            1967,The FDA declares marijuana, to be as dangerous as alcohol.
            1988,The first episode of Roseanne premiers.

      And Don't Forget...

                        The start of the Moslem New Year.

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