This Week in History - October 20 thru October 26
By: Samantha Sargeant
Monday, October 20, 2008:
- 1803 The United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase
- World Osteoporosis Day
- 1972- Snoop Dogg is born
Tuesday, October 21, 2008:
- Apple Day
- 1960-Fourth and final debate between VP Rickard M. Nixon, Republican presidential candidate, and Senator John F. Kennedy, the Democratic candidate.
- 1959- The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art opened in New York City.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008:
- 1878 - The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton
- 1907- Baseball Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx was born in Sudlersville, MD.
- 1968- Apollo 7 returned to Earth.
Thursday, October 23, 2008:
- Chemistry: Mole Day
- 1957- Marin Luther King III was born
- 1869- John William Heisman, the coach who revolutionized the game of college football, was born
Friday, October 24, 2008:
- 1929- Black Thursday, stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange
- International Bandana Day
- 1915-Bob Kane, the American cartoonist best known for creating 'Batman,' was born.
Saturday, October 25, 2008:
- National Make A Difference Day
- 1985- Ciara was born
- 1400- Author Geoffrey Chaucer died in London.
Sunday, October 26, 2008:
- 2003 - The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km²), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.
- 1977- John Heder was born
- 2005- The Chicago White Sox won their first World Series since 1917 by defeating the Houston Astros 1-0 in Game 4.
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