Today In History

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            Here is what happened on Monday - October 20th...
            It is day 293 of the year 2014, and there are 72 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

            1632,Sir Christopher Wren, astronomer, greatest English architect of his time, built many of the cathedrals in London.
     Today, this person is/would be 382 years old.
            1812,Austin Flint, 19th century pioneer in US heart research.
     Today, this person is/would be 202 years old.
            1874,Charles Ives, composer.
     Today, this person is/would be 140 years old.
            1925,Art Buchwald
     Today, this person is/would be 89 years old.
            1931,Mickey Mantle, baseball legend.
     Today, this person is/would be 83 years old.
            1952,Tom Petty, singer/songwriter.
     Today, this person is/would be 62 years old.
            1972,Calvin Broadus, - aka Snoop Doggy Dog, rap artist.
     Today, this person is/would be 42 years old.

      Events On This Day In History...

            1600,Battle of Sekigahara, which established the Tokugawa clan as rulers of Japan (SHOGUN) until 1865 (basis of Clavell's novel.)
            1817,The first "Showboat" leaves Nashville, Tennessee to give shows along the Mississippi. It was a converted keelboat.
            1820,Spain gives Florida to the United States.
            1906,Dr. Lee DeForest gives a demonstration of his radio tube.
            1975,The worlds largest popsicle is assembled, (5,750 lbs.).

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