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Today in History - October 9th
1000 - Today in history, Leif Ericson discovered "Vinland" (possibly New England).
1290 - On this day in history, the last of 16,000 English Jews expelled by King Edward I, leaves.
1635 - Religious dissident Roger Williams was banished from Mass Bay Colony.
1701 - Collegiate School of CT (Yale University), was chartered in New Haven.
1837 - Meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy established the U.S. Naval Institute, today in history.
1864 - On this day in history, the Battle of Tom's Brook-Confederate Cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign was whipped by Custer & Merrit's Cavalry Divisions.
1865 - Today in history, the first US underground pipeline for carrying oil was laid in Pennsylvania.
The Washington Monument
1888 - On this day in history, The Washington Monument opened for public admittance.
1930 - Today in history, the first transcontinental flight by a woman --Laura Ingalls-- was completed.
1944 - On this day in history, German occupier turned off electricity in Amsterdam.
1959 - Today in history, Lee Harvey Oswald arrived in Southampton. Four years later, he would be accused of murdering Jack Kennedy, President of the USA.
1961 - On this day in history, US members of Communist Party obliged to report themselves to Police.
1974 - Today in history, race riot took place in Boston due to "busing."
2001 - On this day in history, the second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey, in the 2001 anthrax attack, happened.
SCIENCE, PATENTS, INVENTIONS - Today in History, October 9th
1855 - Isaac Singer patented the sewing machine motor.
1876 - The first 2-way telephone conversation happened, along with the first over outdoor wires.
1936 - Today in history,
began transmitting electricity to LA.
1947 - The first telephone telephone conversation between a moving car and a plane took place.
1962 - Today in history, NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay took X-15 to 39,200m.
1980 - On this day in history, the first consumer use of home banking by computer took place in Knoxville, TN.
1984 - Today in history, Kathy Sullivan became the first US woman to walk in space.
2012 - Serge Haroche and David Wineland won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on Quantum Optics.
CULTURE, LIFESTYLE - Today in History, October 9th
1890 - Today in history was the start of Sherlock Holmes' adventure "Red-Headed League."
1926 - NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) formed.
1946 - Today in history, the first electric blanket was manufactured; sold for $39.50.
1946 - Eugene O'Neill's "Iceman Cometh," premiered in NYC.
1947 --Julie Styne & Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes" premiered in NYC for 727 performances, today in history.
1965 - The Beatles' "Yesterday" single went #1 and stayed #1 for 4 weeks.
1966 - The Rolling Stones first LP was recorded "Got Live if you Want It."
1969 - The Supremes released "Someday We'll Be Together."
1985 - Today in history, Central Park's Strawberry Fields was dedicated.
1986 - On this day in history, "Phantom of the Opera" premiered in London.
1989 - Penthouse Magazine's Hebrew edition first appeared on newsstands.
SPORTS - Today in History, October 9th
1915 - On this day in history, Gil Anderson raced auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, NY.
1915 - Woodrow Wilson became the first US President to attend a World Series game.
1916 - Babe Ruth pitched & won the longest WS game (14 innings) 2-1.
1921 - Babe Ruth hit the first World-Series homer; and the only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays took place.
1928 - On this day in history, The NY Yankees became the first to sweep consecutive World Series.
1955 - Betty Jameson won the LPGA Richmond Golf Open.
1977 - Another victory for women: Amy Alcott won LPGA Houston Exchange Club's Golf Classic.
1989 - The first NFL game coached by an african american man (Art Shell) transpired, his LA Raiders won over the NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football.
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