AMERICAN REVOLUTION Congress creates the Continental Association,1774
AUTOMOTIVE Last Volvo PV rolls off the assembly line, 1965
CIVIL WAR Controversial Union General Daniel Sickles is born, 1819
COLD WAR The Red Scare comes to Hollywood, 1947
DISASTER Natural gas explosions rock Cleveland, 1944
GENERAL INTEREST Battle of Navarino, 1827
MacArthur returns, 1944
Sydney Opera House opens, 1973
HOLLYWOOD Burt Lancaster dies, 1994
LITERARY French poet Arthur Rimbaud is born, 1853
OLD WEST U.S. Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase, 1803
PRESIDENTIAL Kennedy press secretary misleads press, 1962
SPORTS Fosbury flops to an Olympic record, 1968
Watergate special prosecutor dismissed,1973 WORLD WAR I
WORLD WAR II U.S. forces land at Leyte Island in the Philippines,1944
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1949 – Really Huge Fish Caught
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Political ad features woman on toilet WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 19 (UPI) — A Florida congressional candidate is running a TV ad featuring a woman on a toilet to parody allegations against his opponent of expensive bathroom building.
Reebok makes shoes for tallest man in U.S. ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 19 (UPI) — Athletic shoe company Reebok said it has created a custom pair of size 24 shoes for a New York state man known as the tallest in the United States.
Dalai Lama’s ‘forget’ confused for curse PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 19 (UPI) — Students at Brown University in Rhode Island laughed when a stenographer providing closed-captioning for a Dalai Lama speech mistakenly used a profane phrase.
Dog home after cross-country truck ride APPOIGNY, France, Oct. 19 (UPI) — A missing dog in France was returned to her home after being picked up by a trucker about 25 miles from her home.
Driving teacher’s license was suspended PERIGUEUX, France, Oct. 19 (UPI) — French police said a car going the wrong direction down a one-way road was driven by a student driver with an instructor whose license was suspended.
City removes literal fork in the road CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) — A sculpture at a California intersection — a 6-foot-tall literal fork in the road — was removed by the city of Carlsbad, which called it unsafe.