This Day In History
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1889 – Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture.

1893 – Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat.

1918 – US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die.

1926 – Babe Ruth becomes first MLB player to hit 3 home runs in a World Series game as NY Yankees beat St. Louis, 10-5 in Game 4 at Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis.

1935 – Market Street Railway, San Francisco starts using trackless trolly coaches.

1945 – US General Dwight Eisenhower welcomed in The Hauge (on Hitler’s train)

1946 – US President Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine.

1956 – Scientist Albert Sabin announces that his oral polio vaccine is ready in many parts of the world.

1960 – “Spartacus”, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier, premieres in NYC.

1961 – JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters.

1965 – The Supremes release single “I Hear a Symphony”

1966 – Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout.

1973 – Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel.

1976 – US President Gerald Ford says there is “no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe”

1979 – Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit The White House, meeting with President Jimmy Carter in Washington, D.C.

1988 – Oakland A’s sweep Boston Red Sox in 4 games for AL pennant.

1996 – Bob Dole and Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate.

2013 – President’s Cup Golf, Muirfield Village GC: US wins for 5th successive time with an 18 1/2 – 15 1/2 victory over the international team.

2018 – Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed and sworn onto the US Supreme Court amid protests and after an FBI investigation.

2020 – Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Roger Penrose, Rehinhard Genzel and Adnrea M. Ghez for work on black holes.