AMERICAN REVOLUTION King speaks for first time since independence declared, 1776
AUTOMOTIVE Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. opens in Hollywood, 1957
CIVIL WAR Winfield Scott steps down, 1861
COLD WAR British and French troops land in Suez Canal zone,1956
CRIME The prime minister of India is assassinated,1984
DISASTER Hurricane Hattie strikes Belize, 1961
GENERAL INTEREST Houdini is dead, 1926
HOLLYWOOD River Phoenix dies, 1993
LITERARY The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes published, 1892
OLD WEST The U.S. Congress admits Nevada as the 36th state, 1864
PRESIDENTIAL President Clinton stumps for his wife, 2000
SPORTS Earl Lloyd becomes first black player in the NBA,1950
VIETNAM WAR President Johnson announces bombing halt,1968
WORLD WAR I Third Battle of Gaza , 1917
WORLD WAR II Chiang Kai-Shek is born,1887
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PETA requests sign to memorialize fish IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 30 (UPI) — An animal rights group is asking a California city to put up a sign acknowledging the suffering of fish that died in a traffic incident.
Sheepdog sells for record $13,500 SKIPTON, England, Oct. 30 (UPI) — A British canine from a lineage of champion sheepdogs was purchased at an auction for a record $13,500, his owner says.
Political signs placed outside burrows BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 30 (UPI) — Signs supporting President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney have been placed outside prairie dog burrows in Colorado.
Couple make canoe for 10-day trip FRUITA, Colo., Oct. 30 (UPI) — A Colorado couple said they spent two years and three months making their own canoe and they plan to take it on a 10-day maiden voyage.
Playmobil replaces store’s stolen knight BEAVER, Pa., Oct. 30 (UPI) — A Pennsylvania store said toy company Playmobil donated a large knight toy to stand guard at the shop after its previous mascot in shining armor was stolen.
Customers pack open New York Starbucks NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) — Many of the customers packing the sole open Starbucks in New York’s Midtown said they braved several blocks of Hurricane Sandy weather to reach the store.
Las Vegas street renamed for Guns ‘N Roses LAS VEGAS, Oct. 30 (UPI) — Officials in Las Vegas said a city street will be temporarily renamed in honor of rock band Guns N’ Roses while they are performing at a hotel.
Obese dog at center of custody battle PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 30 (UPI) — An Oregon judge said an obese 70-pound dachshund at the center of a custody battle will remain with his caretaker while legal proceedings continue.
Woman, 108, voting in her first election BEAUFORT, S.C., Oct. 30 (UPI) — A 108-year-old South Carolina woman, participating in her first election, has decided to vote for President Barack Obama.
Horse’s paintings gain international fame COLUMBUS, Ind., Oct. 30 (UPI) — An Indiana woman said abstract paintings created by her horse, Justin, have been selling for $75 to $2,500.
Man dubbed Moustached American of the Year PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30 (UPI) — A Pittsburgh man was dubbed the American Mustache Institute’s 2012 Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year at ‘Stache Bash 2012 in Arizona.
German portraits moved after ‘criticism’ BERLIN, Oct. 30 (UPI) — A spokesman for German President Joachim Gauck said a series of portraits depicting his predecessors have been moved after complaints.