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This Day in History for October 23

This Day In History1813 – The Pacific Fur Company trading post in Astoria, Oregon is turned over to the rival British North West Company (the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest was dominated for the next three decades by the United Kingdom.

1888 – Pelham Bay Park in Bronx vested.

1893 – C Dazey’s “In Old Kentucky” premieres in NYC (27 seasons)

1915 – 1st national horseshoe throwing championship (Kellerton, Iowa)

1915 – An estimated 25,000 supporters in a woman’s suffrage march on New York’s Fifth Ave, led by Dr. Anna Shaw and Carrie Chapman Catt, founder of the League of Women Voters.

1932 – “Fred Allen Show” premieres on radio.

1933 – John Dillinger and his gang rob Central National Bank, in Greencastle, Indiana. They take $75,000.

1942 – First ships of invasion fleet to Morocco leave Norfolk.

1963 – Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” premieres in NYC.

1964 – Time Magazine uses term “op art” for 1st time.

1973 – Richard Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge John Sirica.

1974 – Lake Isaac in Cleveland Metroparks’ Big Creek Reservation dedicated.

1978 – China & Japan formally end 4 decades of dissension.

1981 – US national debt hits $1 trillion.

1988 – Robert Bork’s supreme court nomination rejected by US Senate.

1989 – Brown’s Bernie Kosar sets club record with a 97-yard TD pass.

1991 – Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s suicide machine kills 2 women.

1997 – At 6:11 AM San Francisco experiences a power blackout due to sabotage.

1997 – Dow Jones drops 186.88 points.

2001 – Apple releases the iPod.

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