Category: History Today

October 20, 1864: Abraham Lincoln proclaims Thanksgiving is a national holiday

October 18, 1775: Phillis Wheatley is freed from slavery

October 17, 1993: Albert Einstein makes his move to America permanently

October 16, 1847: ‘Jane Eyre’ published

October 15, 1917: Mata Hari is executed

October 14, 1982: President Reagan begins the “War on Drugs”

October 13, 1925: Margaret Thatcher is born

October 12, 1945: Desmond Doss, pacifist superhero, receives the Medal of Honor

October 11, 1975: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Debuts On NBC

October 10, 1845: US Navy Academy is founded

October 9, 1975: Andrei Sakharov of the Soviet Union wins the Nobel Peace Prize

October 8, 1971: John Lennon’s : “Imagine” brought the world together

October 7, 1955: Allen Ginsberg reads “Howl” publicly for the first time

October 6, 1889: The first motion picture is revealed by Thomas Edison

Colonel Sanders was way cooler than the inspirational memes suggests

October 5, 1961: The legendary film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is released

October 4, 1927: Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore

October 3, 1995: O.J. Simpson is acquitted

October 2, 1968: Marcel Duchamp passes away – Ceci n’est pas un art

October 1, 1868: The literary classic ‘Little Women’ is published by Louisa May Alcott

September 30, 1939: The end of the Cold War’s Berlin Airlift

September 29, 2004: An asteroid got super close to killing everyone

September 28, 551 BC: traditional birthday of Chinese teacher Confucius

September 27, 1066: William I begins the Norman conquest of England

September 26, 1905: Einstein publishes his first paper on relativity

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