Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Today in History

Well, not much going on lately, so I decided to see if I could find some interesting things that happened on this date. Here's some of what I found.

*1871 - Great Chicago Fire Starts - The story is that Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicked over a lantern starting the fire that would destroy most of Chicago. But, later on a Chicago Tribune reporter admitted that he created that story to sell newspapers. The fire killed between 200 and 300 people.

*1944 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriett debuts on the radio

*1998 - U.S. House of Representatives initiates Clinton impeachment inquiry.

*1918 - WWI Heroics: U.S. soldier Alvin York kills 25 and captures 132 at Argonne.

Happy Birthday to Rona Barrett, R. L. Stine, Chevy Chase, Matt Damon and Jesse Jackson.

And that's today in history......

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