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Today In History - October 5

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Today in History in 1892 the Dalton Gang ends in a shoot-out in a Kansas bank holdup; in 1945 “Meet the Press” premiered on radio; and in 1962 the Beatles released “Love Me Do”  their first record.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1568 - Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart
  • 1582 - Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries
  • 1864 - Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die)
  • 1892 - Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup
  • 1905 - Orville/Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3"
  • 1919 - Norwegian population agrees to prohibition
  • 1922 - Yanks & Giants play an infamous 3-3 tie World Series game
  • 1945 - "Meet the Press" premieres on radio
  • 1947 - 1st Presidential address televised from White House- Harry Truman
  • 1953 - Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US
  • 1962 - Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do"
  • 1969 - Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC
  • 1969 - Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1829 - Chester A. Arthur, Fairfield Vermont, (Republican) 21st American President (1881-85)
  • 1882 - Robert Hutchings Goddard, Worcester Mass, rocket pioneer
  • 1902 - Ray Kroc, Oak Park, Illinois, fast food entrepreneur (McDonalds), (d. 1984)
  • 1923 - Glynis Johns, Pretoria South Africa, actress (Mary Poppins)
  • 1950 - Jeff Conaway, NYC, actor (Bobby-Taxi, Loving)
  • 1951 - Karen Allen, Illinois, actress (Cruising, Starman, Wanderers)
  • 1957 - Bernie Mac, American comedian (d. 2008)
  • 1960 - Daniel Baldwin, American actor
  • 1961 - Shell Kepler, actress (Amy Vining-General Hospital)
  • 1975 - Kate Winslet, Reading England, actress (Titanic, Jude, Hamlet, Get Back)

Famous Weddings

  • 1937 - Two-time Oscar winner actor Anthony Quinn (22) weds actress Katherine de Mille (26)
  • 1945 - Actress Janet Leigh (18) weds Stanley Reames at Morris Chapel in Stockton, California
  • 1968 - "The Dirty Dozen" actor Charles Bronson (46) weds Jill Ireland
  • 1981 - "The Hollywood Knights" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (23) weds actor Peter Horton (28) in Santa Monica
  • 1991 - Actor Ted Shackelford (Knots Landing) weds Annett Wolf

Famous Divorces

  • 1991 - Director Martin Scorsese (48) divorces producer Barbara De Fina (41) after 6 years of marriage
  • 2007 - Actress Reese Witherspoon (30) divorces actor Ryan Phillippe (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1787 - Thomas Stone, US attorney/signer (Dec of Ind), dies at about 44
  • 1813 - Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief (Battle of Thames), dies in battle at 45
  • 1986 - Hall B Wallis, US movie production (Barefoot in Park), dies at 87
  • 1992 - Eddie Kendricks, singer (Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • 2004 - Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (b. 1921)
  • 2011 - Steve Jobs, American Businessman, co-founder and CEO of Apple, dies from respiratory arrest at 56

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