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October 23, 2015

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Today is Friday October 23, 2015 295 day of 2015, 70 remaining Sunrise: 7:26 a.m. Sunset: 6:21p.m. 10 hours and 54 minutes of daylight today Moonrise 4:06 p.m. Moonset: 2:53 a.m. Special Celebrations today: Today is National Mole Day, Boston Cream Pie Day, Canning Day and T.V. TALK SHOW HOST DAY On This Day In: 1864 - During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated the Confederate forces in Missouri that were under Gen. Stirling Price. 1910 - Blanche S. Scott became the first woman to make a public solo airplane flight in the United States. 1915 - The first U.S. championship horseshoe tourney was held in Kellerton, IA. 1915 - Approximately 25,000 women demanded the right to vote with a march in New York City, NY. 1929 - In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged starting the stock-market crash that began the Great Depression. 1930 - J.K. Scott won the first miniature golf tournament. The event was held in Chattanooga, TN. 1942 - During World War II, the British began a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein, Egypt. 1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf began. 1946 - The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time. 1956 - Hungarian citizens began an uprising against Soviet occupation. On November 4, 1956 Soviet forces enter Hungary and eventually suppress the uprising. 1956 - NBC broadcasted the first videotape recording. The tape of Jonathan Winters was seen coast to coast in the U.S. 1958 - Russian poet and novelist Boris Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. He was forced to refuse the honor due to negative Soviet reaction. Pasternak won the award for writing "Dr. Zhivago". 1962 - During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. naval "quarantine" of Cuba was approved by the Council of the Organization of American States (OAS). 1962 - The U.S. Navy reconnaissance squadron VFP-62 began overflights of Cuba under the code name "Blue Moon." 1971 - The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and seat Communist China. 1973 - U.S. President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn over the subpoenaed tapes concerning the Watergate affair. 1978 - China and Japan formally ended four decades of hostility when they exchanged treaty ratifications. 1980 - The resignation of Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin was announced. 1984 - "NBC Nightly News" aired footage of the severe drought in Ethiopia. 1985 - U.S. President Reagan arrived in New York to address the U.N. General Assembly. 1989 - Hungary became an independent republic, after 33 years of Soviet rule. 1992 - Japanese Emperor Akihito became the first Japanese emperor to stand on Chinese soil. 1993 - Joe Carter (Toronto Blue Jays) became only the second player to end the World Series with a homerun. 1995 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin and U.S. President Bill Clinton agree to a joint peacekeeping effort in the war-torn Bosnia. 1998 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a breakthrough in a land-for-peace West Bank accord. 1998 - Japan nationalized its first bank since World War II. 2000 - Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) and Amblin Entertainment announced an unprecedented and exclusive three-year worldwide merchandising program with Toys "R" Us, Inc. The deal was for the rights to exclusive "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" merchandise starting in fall 2001. The film was scheduled for re-release in the spring of 2002. 2001 - NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft began orbiting Mars. In 2010, it became the longest-operating spacecraft ever sent to Mars. If today is your birthday you share your special day with: Gertrude Ederle 1906 - Swimmer Frank Manning "Bruiser" Kinard, Sr. 1914 - Football player James Daly 1918 - Actor Ewell Blackwell 1922 - Baseball player Ned Rorem 1923 - Composer Johnny Carson 1925 - Television host, comedian Sonny Criss 1927 - Musician, alto saxophonist Wilson Anthony "Boozoo" Chavis 1930 - Musician Diana Dors 1931 - Actress Jim Bunning 1931 - Baseball player Juan "Chi-Chi" Rodriguez 1935 Charlie Foxx 1939 - Singer, musician Pelé 1940 - Soccer player Eleanor (Ellie) Greenwich 1940 - Singer Michael Crichton 1942 - Author, director, physician ("Jurassic Park") Barbara Ann Hawkins 1943 - (The Dixie Cups) Greg Ridley 1947 - Bass player (Humble Pie, Spooky Tooth) Michael Rupert 1951 - Actor Pauline Black 1953 - Singer (The Selecter) Dwight Yoakam 1956 - Musician Sam Raimi 1959 - Director, actor "Weird Al" Yankovic 1959 - Singer, musician Doug Flutie 1962 - Football player Mike Tomczak 1962 - Football player Roberto Agustin Trujillo 1964 - Musician (Metallica) Al Leiter 1965 - Baseball player, sportscaster David Thomas 1966 - Musician Brian Nevin 1966 - Drummer (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) Junior Bryant 1968 - Musician (Ricochet) Jimmy Wayne 1972 - Singer Keith Van Horn 1975 - Basketball player Ryan Reynolds 1976 - Actor Cat Deely 1976 - TV host ("So You Think You Can Dance") John Lackey 1978 - Baseball player Masiela Lusha 1985 - Actress Emilia Clarke 1986 - Actress ("Game of Thrones") Jessica Stroup 1986 - Actress ("90210") Tags: Daily Almanac/tides