AMERICAN REVOLUTION Howe named commander in chief of British army, 1775
AUTOMOTIVE Whitesnake’s iconic video features Jaguars,1987
CIVIL WAR Confederate General Magruder is sent to Texas, 1862
CRIME A former postal worker commits mass murder,1991
DISASTER Great Hurricane ravages West Indies, 1780
GENERAL INTEREST Battle of Tours, 732
HOLLYWOOD Superman Christopher Reeve dies at age 52,2004
LITERARY Darwin publishes work on mold and worms,1881
OLD WEST Custer’s funeral is held at West Point, 1877
PRESIDENTIAL Truman signs Mutual Security Act, 1951
SPORTS Braves beat the Yanks to win World Series, 1957
VIETNAM WAR 1st Cavalry Division commences operations,1965
WORLD WAR I Eighth Battle of the Isonzo , 1916
WORLD WAR II Eight hundred children are gassed to death at Auschwitz, 1944
This Day in Wisconsin History
1938 – Composer Gloria Coates Born
1959 – Bradley Whitford Born
1969 – Quarterback Brett Favre Born
1982 – Brewers Win the Pennant
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Bank robber waits, leaves empty-handed MIRAMAR, Fla., Oct. 9 (UPI) — A Miramar, Fla., bank was targeted Tuesday by an impatient suspect who left empty-handed before he could collect his loot, police said.
Tasers don’t stop sign-fighting man ROSWELL, N.M., Oct. 9 (UPI) — Police say a New Mexico man fighting with a stop sign kept fighting officers even after he was shot with Taser darts and doused with pepper spray.
Loose pig tears up Pa. yards MIDLAND HEIGHTS, Pa., Oct. 9 (UPI) — Residents of a Pennsylvania neighborhood said a loose potbellied pig has been destroying their yards.
Author of 1972 note now a judge OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 9 (UPI) — A California grandfather who found a note left on a 12,000-foot peak by a boy in 1972 discovered the teenager grew up to be a Superior Court judge.
427-pound yellowfin tuna may be a record SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Oct. 9 (UPI) — A California fisherman and his boat skipper said they are awaiting confirmation that their 427-pound yellowfin tuna is a world record.
Elderly couple tended huge pot plant BEDFORD, England, Oct. 9 (UPI) — Police in Britain said an elderly couple unwittingly tended the “biggest cannabis plant we had seen” after buying the plant at a flea market.
Pieces of retired roller coaster for sale MASON, Ohio, Oct. 9 (UPI) — An Ohio theme park said it is offering plaques bearing a piece of track from a retired roller coaster for $99.99.
Police: Bragging led to burglary arrests METAIRIE, La., Oct. 9 (UPI) — Police in Louisiana said they arrested a pair of alleged burglars after a friend of a burglary victim overheard them talking about the crime.
Juggler accidentally burns props CHESTERTON, Ind., Oct. 9 (UPI) — Firefighters in Indiana said a juggler using lit torches accidentally set fire to his props at a public park.
Teens smoke pot in front of chief’s house NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 9 (UPI) — An Illinois police chief said he arrived home to find two teenagers smoking marijuana in a vehicle parked in front of his house.
Sixth-grader has extra eye in yearbook LIDKOPING, Sweden, Oct. 9 (UPI) — A Swedish school photo company has offered a sixth-grader $225 in compensation after a photo editing error gave her a third eye in her class yearbook.
Mom’s jewelry fenced for brothel trip KARLSRUHE, Germany, Oct. 9 (UPI) — Police in Germany said $3,880 worth of a mother’s jewelry was stolen by her 14-year-old son and a friend to fund a brothel visit.