AMERICAN REVOLUTION Washington informs Congress of espionage,1775
AUTOMOTIVE Enzo Ferrari makes his debut as a race car driver, 1919
CIVIL WAR Union scores a victory at the Battle of Allatoona,1864
COLD WAR Iran-Contra scandal unravels, 1986
DISASTER Blimp crashes in France,1930
GENERAL INTEREST Tecumseh defeated,1813
Chief Joseph surrenders, 1877
HOLLYWOOD Henry & June is first NC-17 film, 1990
LITERARY Isaac Singer wins Nobel Prize, 1978
OLD WEST The Dalton Gang is wiped out in Coffeyville, Kansas, 1892
PRESIDENTIAL Chester Arthur is born,1829
SPORTS Yanks win their fifth series in a row, 1953
VIETNAM WAR South Vietnamese generals plan coup, 1963
WORLD WAR I Britain and France commit troops to operation in Salonika, Greece, 1915
WORLD WAR II “Stalingrad must not be taken by the enemy.”,1942
This Day in Wisconsin History
1892 – Gardner Robert Withrow Born
1918 – Allen Ludden Born
1943 – Steve Miller Born
1945 – Janesville POW Arrives Home
Today is Balloons Around the World, UN World Teacher’s Day, Double Nine Festival (Chung Yeung Festival – China) and Republic Day (Portugal).
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Five days in jail for sandwich attack MELBETA, Neb., Oct. 4 (UPI) — A Nebraska man accused of pushing his wife onto a bed and rubbing a sandwich in her face has been sentenced to five days in jail.
Second gator found in N.Y. parking lot BALDWIN, N.Y., Oct. 4 (UPI) — Animal control authorities in New York state said an alligator was found in a store parking lot one day after a similar animal was captured in the same place.
Fla. cracks down on ‘gator parties’ MADEIRA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 4 (UPI) — Florida wildlife officials said a group specializing in “gator parties” will no longer be able to let alligators swim freely in residential swimming pools.
‘Petoskey Batman’ arrested in Mich. PETOSKEY, Mich., Oct. 4 (UPI) — Police in Michigan said the so-called “Petoskey Batman” has been arrested on a felony charge of resisting and obstructing police in an investigation.
English villagers oppose ‘Disneyland’ home WRABNESS, England, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Residents of the tiny Essex, England, village of Wrabness are upset with plans for a fairytale house by Turner prize-winning artist Grayson Perry.
Police: Prosecutor dropped joint in court NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A New Orleans prosecutor faces a marijuana possession charge after he allegedly dropped a joint while talking to a police officer in a courtroom.
‘Big goat’ found by police was a sheep SEATTLE, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Police said a “big goat” an officer found wandering in Seattle was actually a ram and has been returned to its owner.
JetBlue aims to comfort losing voters NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A contest by New York-based JetBlue Airways is offering voters the chance to temporarily escape the country if their presidential candidate doesn’t win.
Man searching for escaped albino skunk WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 4 (UPI) — A Florida man said he is on the hunt for an albino skunk that escaped from his home.
Suit decries lack of dental floss in jail WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 4 (UPI) — A Florida man jailed on a robbery charge is suing the Palm Beach County sheriff in federal court, alleging a lack of dental floss is a violation of his rights.
Police: Politics led to wife slap HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Oct. 4 (UPI) — A Florida man is accused of slapping his wife during an argument about the U.S. presidential candidates, police said.
Prison wardens reprimanded over movie LENINGRAD, Russia, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Russian prosecutors said administrators at a prison were reprimanded for showing female inmates “The Next Three Days,” a movie depicting a jailbreak.
Dutch customs seizes 200 tarantulas AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Dutch customs officials said a suitcase containing 200 live tarantulas was seized from a German couple at an Amsterdam airport.