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Events, October 23rd

1910 – Blanche S. Scott became the first woman to make a public solo airplane flight in the United States. 1915 – About 25,000 women demanded the right to vote with a march in New York City, New York. 1929

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Events, October 22nd

1797 – Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump. He made the jump from about 3,000 feet. 1844 – This day is recognized as “The Great Disappointment” among those who practised Millerism. The world was expected to come to

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Famous Birthdays, Events, October 20th

Born October 20th: Actress Melanie Mayron is (Primetime Emmy winner, known for the tv series “thirtysomething” as Melissa Steadman” and “Jane the Virgin” and the film “Missing” with Jack Lemmon) is 66. (1952) Baseball player Keith Hernandez (two-time World Series

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Events Mentioned Saturday, October 20th, 9am to 2 pm

9 am: • Canada’s own Cowboy Junkies are on stage at the Historic Gayety Theatre, in downtown Collingwood, on Saturday, October 20th • Tickets are $86.50 and are available online at Cowboy Junkies.com (Source: Gayety Theatre) 10 am: Sunday, October

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Events, October 19th

1781 – British General Charles Lord Cornwallis surrendered to U.S. General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia. It was to be the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. 1812 – Napoleon Bonaparte’s French forces began their retreat out of

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Events, October 18th

1842 – Samuel Finley Breese Morse laid his first telegraph cable. 1867 – The U.S. took formal possession of Alaska from Russia. The land was purchased of a total of $7 million dollars (2 cents per acre). 1892 – The

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Events, October 17th

1777 – American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, New York. It was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War. 1888 – The first issue of “National Geographic Magazine” was released at newsstands. 1931 – Al Capone was convicted

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Events, October 16th

1793 – During the French Revolution, Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded after being convicted of treason. 1829 – In Boston, Massachusetts, the first modern hotel in America opened. The Tremont Hotel had 170 rooms that rented for $2 a day

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Events, October 15th

1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte began his exile on the remote island of St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean. 1951 – “I Love Lucy” premiered on CBS-TV. (Image: Wallpaper Desk) 1955 – Buddy Holly, Larry Welborn, and Bob Montgomery opened a

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Events Mentioned Sat. October 13th, 9 am To 2 pm

9 am: Wasaga Beach Blood Donor Clinic, October 13th There will be a Blood Donor Clinic on Saturday, October 13th, from 9am to NOON, at the Wasaga Beach RecPlex – Oakview Hall, 1724 Mosely Street, Wasaga Beach To register in

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Events, October 12th

1492 – Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, sighted Watling Island in the Bahamas. He believed that he had found Asia while attempting to find a Western ocean route to India. The same day he claimed the land for Isabella and

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Events, October 11th

1881 – David Henderson Houston patented the first roll film for cameras. 1899 – The Boer War began in South Africa between the British and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State. 1929 – JCPenney opened a store

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Events, October 10th

1865 – The billiard ball was patented by John Wesley Hyatt. 1886 – The tuxedo dinner jacket made its U.S. debut in New York City. 1933 – Dreft, the first synthetic detergent, went on sale. 1959 – Pan American World

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Events, October 9th

1781 – The last major battle of the American Revolutionary War took place in Yorktown, Virginia. The American forces, led by George Washington, defeated the British troops under Lord Cornwallis. 1855 – Isaac Singer patented the sewing machine motor. 1858

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Famous Birthdays, Events, October 8th

Born October 8th: Actor, comedian Chevy Chase (multiple Golden Globe nominee, multiple Primetime Emmy winner, known for the films “Foul Play”, “Oh Heavenly Dog”, “Caddyshack”, “Nation Lampoon’s Vacation”, “Fletch”, Spies Like Us”, “i Three Amigos!”, “Caddyshack II”, “Fletch Lives”, “Nation

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