1864—Nevada admitted as 36th state of the union.
1868—Standard uniform approved for US postal carriers.
1892—Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
1906—George Bernard Shaw’s “Caesar & Cleopatra” premieres in NYC.
1913—1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway is dedicated.
1936—The Boy Scouts of the Philippines was formed.
1938—Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.
1941—Mount Rushmore Monument is completed.
1943—Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Brooklyn (48-10).
1956—Brooklyn, NY ends streetcar service.
1959—Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return the the USA.
1964—Barbara Streisand’s “People” album goes #1 for 5 weeks.
1968—President Johnson orders a halt to bombing of North Vietnam.
1981—1st live US radio drama in 25 years. (Halloween Story on NBC)
1984—Puerto Rican tanker ‘San Francisco’ explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire.
1988—19 degrees (F), lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland, in October.
1994—American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed.
1999—EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Mass, killing all 217 on-board.
2002—A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas formally indicted formally indicted former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.
2003—A bankruptcy court approves MCI’s reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.
2011—The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations.
2014—2014 baseball HOF inductees: Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre.
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