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OCTOBER 21

Wil Pops Gilliard was born.

 

1879 - Thomas Edison invented a workable incandescent electric lamp.

 

OCTOBER 22

Janine DaSilva was born.

Janet Jenkusky Brady was born.

 

1962 - President Kennedy announced an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.

1979 - The deposed Shah of Iran, was allowed in the United States for medical treatment. This action led to the Iran hostage crisis.

 

OCTOBER 23

Annette Lord was born.

 

1973 - President Richard Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica.

1983 - A suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International airport in Lebanon killed 241 U.S. Marines and sailors.

 

OCTOBER 24

Robin Caparella Hoffman was born.

Marni Sugar was born.

Jennifer Porcheddu was born.

Ian Harbison was born.

 

1931 - The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic.

1945 - The United Nations officially came into being as its charter took effect.

 

OCTOBER 25

1400 - Geoffrey Chaucer died in London.

1983 - The United States invaded the Caribbean nation of Grenada.

 

OCTOBER 26

Maria Colon was born.

1825 - The Erie Canal, connecting Lake Erie to the Hudson River, opened.

2005  - The Chicago White Sox sweep the Houston Astros to win their first World Series in 88 years.

 

October 27

Kevin Brown was born.

 

1997 - The Dow Jones industrial average fell 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down.

2004 - After an 86 year wait, the Boston Red Sox finally captured a World Series trophy.

 

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