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This Day in History for October 23

1886 – St. Louis Browns win 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.

1921 – Green Bay Packers play 1st NFL game, 7-6 win over Minneapolis.

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

1941 – Walt Disney’s animated film “Dumbo” released.

1942 – All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Force bomber near Palm Springs, California.  Amongst the victims is composer Ralph Rainger (“Thanks for the Memory”)

1945 – Jackie Robinson signs Montreal Royal contract.

1952 – “Limelight” premieres directed, written, produced and starring Charlie Chaplin and Claire Bloom with appearance by Buster Keaton.

1956 – First video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast.

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

1964 – Future undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier dominates German Hans Huber for an easy points win and the Olympic heavyweight gold medal in Tokyo.

1972 – “Pippin” opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1944 performances.

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

1981 – US national debt hits $1trillion.

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

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

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

2001 – Apple releases the iPod.

2015 – Adele releases her single “Hello” – becomes 1st song with more than a million downloads in 1st week (1.1m)

2019 – Google research lab claims it has achieved Quantum Supremacy, performing calculations in 3 minutes that would take a supercomputer 10,000 years.

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