BUT there are some notable events to recognize:
*1788 – Poet Sarah Joseph Hale was born. She wrote the poem "Mary Had A Little Lamb."
*1901 – Daredevil Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. She was 63 years old.
*1929 – In the U.S., investors dumped more than 13 million shares on the stock market. The day is known as "BlackThursday."
*1939 – Nylon stockings were sold to the public for the first time in Wilmington, DE.
*1940 – In the U.S the 40-hour workweek went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
*1962 – During the Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. military forces went on the highest alert in the postwar era in preparation for a possible full-scale war with the Soviet Union. The U.S. blockade of Cuba officially began on this day.
*1989 – Reverend Jim Bakker was sentenced to 45 years in prison and fined $500,000 for his conviction on 24 counts of fraud. In 1991, his sentence was reduced to eighteen years and he was released on parole after a total five years in prison.
*1992, the Toronto Blue Jays became the first baseball team to win the World Series, that was not an American team.
*2001 – NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Mars.
*2002 – Microsoft Corp. and Walt Disney Co. announced the release of an upgraded MSN Internet service with Disney content.
*2003 – In London, the last commercial supersonic Concorde flight landed.
*2005 Hurricane Wilma made landfall in Florida, resulting in 35 direct and 26 indirect fatalities, and causing $20.6 billion dollars damage.
Just when you thought it was 'just another day"!
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