AMERICAN REVOLUTION British naval fleet attacks Norfolk, Virginia, 1775
AUTOMOTIVE George Washington Bridge is dedicated, 1931
CIVIL WAR Union General Don Carlos Buell is replaced, 1862
COLD WAR Leftist Salvador Allende elected president of Chile, 1970
DISASTER Commuter trains collide in England, 1947
GENERAL INTEREST Thirty Years War ends,1648
HOLLYWOOD Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid opens,1969
LITERARY Raymond Chandler starts his last novel, 1958
PRESIDENTIAL Truman declares war with Germany officially over, 1951
VIETNAM WAR U.S. president pledges support to South Vietnam, 1954
WORLD WAR I Battle of Caporetto , 1917
WORLD WAR II The United Nations is born, 1945
This Day In Wisconsin History:
1864 – (Civil War) Scouting Mission to Duvall’s Bluff, Arkansas
The 29th Wisconsin Infantry left for a scouting mission to Duvall’s Bluff, Arkansas.
1866 – Charles Herman Weisse Born
On this date Charles Herman Weisse was born near Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County. In 1880 he started work in a tannery and became a partner in 1888. Weisse served as president of the city council of Sheboygan Falls from 1893 to 1896 and treasurer of the school board from 1897 to 1900. Weisse was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1904 and 1908 and was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress. He was elected to Congress as a Democrat, serving from March 4, 1903 to March 3, 1911. He was killed in a tragic accidentOctober 8, 1919.[Source: Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress]
1933 – Amelia Earhart Visits Janesville
On this date Amelia Earhart spoke to the Janesville Woman’s History Club as part of the group’s 57th anniversary celebration. Four years later, Earhart disappeared as she attempted to fly across the Pacific Ocean. [Source:Janesville Gazette 10/24/1933, p.2]
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Man tosses penny to protest Obama NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 23 (UPI) — Police in Florida say a man accused of throwing a penny at Democratic Party workers said the coin was all his remaining money “after being taxed by Obama.”
Mayor targets bull running after injuries CAVE CREEK, Ariz., Oct. 23 (UPI) — A town mayor in Arizona says he wants a “running of the bulls” event to be re-evaluated following injuries last weekend.
Brazilian man interrupts own funeral ALAGOINHAS, Brazil, Oct. 23 (UPI) — A Brazilian family said they did not realize a body had been misidentified as a family member until the “dead” man interrupted his own funeral.
Superheroes wash windows at Pa. hospital PITTSBURGH, Oct. 23 (UPI) — A Pennsylvania window washing service sent a quartet of workers in superhero costumes to brighten windows and spirits at a children’s hospital.
Tire bucked by truck crashes through roof PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 23 (UPI) — Pennsylvania State Police said a tire dislodged from an 18-wheeler on an interstate and collided with a car before crashing through a roof.
Deer jumps into motel room, wakes couple LANCASTER, Pa., Oct. 23 (UPI) — Police in Pennsylvania said a deer jumped through a window into a motel room and shocked a sleeping couple.
Poll: Voters chose Obama for burger buddy DENVER, Oct. 23 (UPI) — Denver fast food chain Smashburger said its poll indicates U.S. adults would rather have a burger with President Barack Obama than Mitt Romney.
Trapper using monkey to lure loose macaque ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 23 (UPI) — A Florida trapper said he will attempt to ensnare a monkey on the loose since January 2009 by presenting him with a potential friend.
Rabbi with six daughters gets a son BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 23 (UPI) — A Florida rabbi said he was overjoyed by the birth of his son after previously having six daughters with his wife.
Shortchanged robber comes back for cash SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 23 (UPI) — Police in New York state said they arrested a bank robber who returned to the scene of the crime because he didn’t get enough cash.
Pub owner uses broom to fight off robbers ST. LOUIS, Oct. 23 (UPI) — Police in St. Louis say a pub owner scared off armed robbers by swatting at them with a broom.
Couple enter strangers’ apartment for sex LONDON, Oct. 23 (UPI) — The British residents of an apartment where a pair of strangers were caught having sex posted pictures and videos of the incident online.
Russian seeks help from Virgin Mary NEW YORK, Oct. 23 (UPI) — A Russian man awaiting trial on money-laundering charges said he has hired a pilot to fly a banner along the New York skyline seeking help from the Virgin Mary.