Kevin Brown was born
1904 – New York City’s first rapid transit subway, the IRT, opened.
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.
1886 -The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.
1940 – Italy invaded Greece during World War II.
Kim Jenkusky was born.
1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashed on Black Tuesday, precipitating the Great Depression.
2012 – Hurricane Sandy.
Mark Dana was born.
1938 – Radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, starring Orson Welles, caused
nationwide panic among listeners.
1974 – Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire (“rum-ble in the jungle”) to regain his world heavyweight title.
Dennis O’Connor was born.
Marilyn Kohn was born.
1517 – Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.
1992 – Pope John Paul II admitted that the Roman Catholic Church had erred in convicting Galileo of heresy 350 years earlier.
Jim Sluyk was born.
Bobby Kalisak was born.
1765 – The Stamp Act, the first direct tax on the American colonies, went into effect.
1952 – The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb in a test in the Marshall Islands.
1889 – North Dakota and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states, respectively.
1959 – Twenty-One game show contestant Charles Van Doren admitted that he had been given questions and answers in advance.