AMERICAN REVOLUTION Philadelphia Resolutions criticize Tea Act, 1773
AUTOMOTIVE Chevrolet introduces the El Camino, 1958
CIVIL WAR Abolitionist John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, 1859
COLD WAR China joins A-bomb club,1964
DISASTER Stampede kills 84 at World Cup match, 1996
GENERAL INTEREST Marie-Antoinette is beheaded, 1793
HOLLYWOOD Angela Lansbury born,1925
LITERARY Oscar Wilde’s birthday,1854
OLD WEST Psychopathic gunfighter “Wild Bill” Longley is born in Texas, 1851
PRESIDENTIAL Lincoln speaks out against slavery, 1854
SPORTS Fred Snodgrass drops ball and loses World Series, 1912
VIETNAM WAR Bombing halt discussed,1968
WORLD WAR I British soldier Henry Farr executed for cowardice,1916
WORLD WAR II Alfred Rosenberg is executed, 1946
This Day in Wisconsin History
1850 – Oldest Existing County Fair
1947 – David Zucker Born
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Preschool teacher crams 19 kids into car PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct. 15 (UPI) — Police in South Africa said they pulled over a preschool teacher who was found to have crammed 19 kids into her car for a trip to a shopping center.
Briton creates $8,837 cocktail LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) — A British bar owner said he has concocted the world’s most expensive cocktail, costing $8,837 per glass.
First lady casts absentee ballot WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) — First lady Michelle Obama told her husband — and anyone traveling in the Twitter-verse — that she voted in the U.S. presidential election.
Parent: Toy appears to be saying ‘rape me’ SANDY, Utah, Oct. 15 (UPI) — A Utah mother said she wants the Catch-Me-Kitty toy pulled from stores because it sounds like it is saying “rape me.”
Author recommends tuna swim for tourism CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island, Oct. 15 (UPI) — A U.S. author who had the chance to swim with tuna while visiting Canada’s Prince Edward Island said similar swims could be a major tourist draw.
Molasses truck spills all over highway WAIMATE, New Zealand, Oct. 15 (UPI) — Police in a New Zealand town said traffic was diverted Monday from a stretch of highway after an overturned truck spilled molasses across the road.
Retired cops chase down tip jar snatchers ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 15 (UPI) — A quartet of retired police officers in Minnesota caught a teenage tip jar thief, who named his partner in the crime, police said.
Man caught urinating on police car SEATTLE, Oct. 15 (UPI) — A Seattle police spokesman said officers caught a man “mid-stream” while he was urinating on a police patrol car.
Plane lands at wrong Indonesian airport PADANG, Indonesia, Oct. 15 (UPI) — Indonesian officials said a pilot has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into why he landed a passenger jet at the wrong airport.
Missing trombone returned to boy DREXEL HILL, Pa., Oct. 15 (UPI) — The mother of a Pennsylvania 9-year-old whose trombone disappeared last week said the instrument was turned in to police.
Teen had photo taken with 840 animals FORT COLLINS, Colo., Oct. 15 (UPI) — A Colorado 16-year-old who has been photographed with 840 animal species says his goal is to get pictures with every animal on the planet.
Giant turtle stops traffic MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Oct. 15 (UPI) — Motorists on a stretch of South Carolina highway said traffic ground to a halt when drivers slowed to get a glimpse of a giant turtle walking with its owner.
Bears steal 100 pounds of honey SEATTLE, Oct. 15 (UPI) — Officials at a Seattle beekeeping farm said bears were to blame for the loss of more than 100 pounds of honey.