AMERICAN REVOLUTION Patriots prevail in Carolinas, 1780
AUTOMOTIVE CBS broadcasts the premiere episode of “Route 66″, 1960
CIVIL WAR North and South clash at the Battle of Darbytown,1864
COLD WAR Kennedy and Nixon debate Cold War foreign policy, 1960
DISASTER Massive fire burns in Wisconsin, 1871
GENERAL INTEREST Battle of King’s Mountain,1780
East Germany created,1949
HOLLYWOOD Connery plays Bond in Never Say Never Again,1983
LITERARY Ginsberg reads “Howl” for the first time, 1955
PRESIDENTIAL President Bush announces military action in Afghanistan,2001
SPORTS Walter Payton sets a record, 1984
VIETNAM WAR Wheeler announces progress in the Vietnamization effort,1969
WORLD WAR I Antwerp under siege,1914
WORLD WAR II German troops enter Romania, 1940
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Couples say they get closer on road trips DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 6 (UPI) — Almost all U.S. couples say they have taken a road trip together and 84 percent say the experience strengthened their relationship, a survey indicates.
‘Gangnam Style’ takes world by storm SEOUL, Oct. 6 (UPI) — Olympic rhythmic gymnasts have joined the list of devotees to “Gangnam Style,” South Korean pop star Psy’s international hit dance craze song.
Hot funeral trend: Pre-need obits FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 6 (UPI) — Funeral homes in South Florida say one of the hottest trends in “pre-need” funeral planning is do-it-yourself obituaries.