Monthly Archives: October 2020

October 29, 1846

On October 29, 1846, the first use of a fraternity house seems to have been for the Alpha Epsilon of Chi Psi at the University of Michigan. Dean Wormer immediately put them on double secret probation for having a toga … Continue reading

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October 28, 2017

On October 28, 2017, the Xiangnian Food Co., Ltd. in Nanyang, Henan, China, made the longest noodle ever recorded, which stretched for 10,119 feet and 1.92 inches, according to Guinness World Records. It took more than 88 pounds of flour, … Continue reading

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October 27, 1838

On October 27, 1838, Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issued his famous ‘Extermination Order”. This was the official order that told all Mormons to leave the state or to be killed. When asked why he was picking on the Mormons, Boggs … Continue reading

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October 26, 1407

On October 26, 1407 after being riled up by one of the earliest forms of Q-Anon, Polish mobs attacked the Jewish community of Krakow. Their little peasant brains had been told that the Jewish people were sneaking around at night … Continue reading

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October 25, 2017

On October 25, 2017, in Kuala Sanglang, a small coastal village in northern Malaysia, a spiritual magician’s trick went horribly, horribly wrong. The 68 year-old, Mr. Lim Ba, professionally known as ‘Black Dog’, was performing his signature magic trick, when … Continue reading

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October 24, 1969

On October 24, 1969, actor Richard Burton bought his wife Elizabeth Taylor a 69-carat Cartier diamond ring for $1.5 million, which would be worth around $10.6 million dollars today. This just goes to show that number 1, love is expensive, … Continue reading

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October 23, 1910

On October 23, 1910, at the age of 26, Blanche S. Scott became the first woman to make a public solo airplane flight in the United States at Fort Wayne, Indiana. The men in the crowd were really impressed by … Continue reading

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October 22, 1969

On October 22, 1969, British rock star, Paul McCartney denied the early rumors of his death. He said that he was most definitely alive, as he wasn’t scheduled to die until sometime after 2021. He did say he wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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October 21, 1858

On October 21, 1858, the Can-Can, a fast, highly suggestive dance with lots of leg kicks was performed for the first time in Paris, France. On a side note, on this same day in 1984, the Can’t-Can’t was performed for … Continue reading

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October 20, 1982

On October 20, 1982, Billy Martin was fired as the manager/head coach of the Oakland A’s. Sports writers commented that Mr. Martin had now been fired six times as the manager by five different baseball teams. They remarked that it … Continue reading

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