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This Day in History for October 23

1813 – The Pacific Fur Company trading post in Astoria, Oregon is turned over to the rival British North West Company (the fur trade in the Northwest was dominated for the next three decades by the United Kingdom)

1819 – 1st ship sails through the Erie Canal from Rome, New York to Utica, New York.

1886 – St. Louis Browns win Baseball World Championship by beating Chicago 4-3 in 10 innings.

1915 – An estimated 25,000 supporters in a women’s suffrage march on New York’s Fifth Avenue, 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. The take $75,000.

1935 – Dutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard “Lulu” Rosencrantz are fatally shot at a saloon in Newark, New Jersey in what will become known as The Chophouse Massacre.

1946 – UN General Assembly 2nd session convenes (1st NYC-Flushing Meadows)

1962 – Adlai Stevenson speaks at the United Nations about the Cuba crisis.

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

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

1984 – STS 51-A launch vehicle moves to launch pad.

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

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

1989 – US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) returns from space.

1991 – Clarence Thomas sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice.

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

1997 – Dow Jones drops 186.88 points.

2001 – Apple releases the IPod.

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