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October 14, 1862

On October 14, 1862, Brooklyn baseball player James Creighton did something that has not been repeated since. While playing against the Morrisania team he swung viciously at a pitch and hit a homerun. Because of how hard he swung, he … Continue reading

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October 13, 1967

On October 13, 1967, the brand, spanking new American Basketball Association played its first game in direct competition with the old, stodgy National Basketball League. Afros and goatees were allowed, even for the white players. To be fair, there were … Continue reading

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October 12, 1853

On October 12, 1853, Boxer John Morrisey won the world heavyweight title under unusual circumstances. After the 36th round, his foe, Yankee Sullivan voluntarily left the ring, thereby forfeiting the match. Why did he leave the ring? To go and … Continue reading

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October 11, 1983

On October 11, 1983, technology caught up with Bryant Pond, Maine. On this date, the last of the hand-cranked telephones in the United States went out of service. The 440 telephone customers of Bryant Pond were switched to direct-dial. To … Continue reading

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October 10, 1969

On October 10, 1969, the “Jesus Christ Superstar” soundtrack album was recorded by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. “Jesus Christ Superstar” was a rock opera that was released in 1970 and debuted on Broadway in 1971. This album and … Continue reading

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October 9, 1989

On October 9, 1989, Tass, the official Soviet news agency reported that a shiny, globe-like UFO had been spotted at the city of Voronzh, in southwestern Russia. The report included that a trio of tall aliens with small heads had … Continue reading

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October 8, 1964

On October 8, 1964, Ringo Starr passed his English driving test at the age of 24. He said it became extremely easy once he realized you needed to be completely sober and drug free before you take the test.

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October 7, 2003

On October 7, 2003, actor Randy Quaid received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He immediately covered it with aluminum foil to keep the Illuminati from tracking his whereabouts through the transmitters imbedded in the fillings in his … Continue reading

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October 6, 1880

On October 6, 1880, the National League booted out the Cincinnati Reds for selling beer during their game. It was a different era. Contrast this to June 4, 1974 when the Texas Rangers played the Cleveland Indians on 10 cent … Continue reading

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October 5, 1974

On October 5, 1974, American David Kunst completed the first independently verified walk around the world on foot. The journey included trekking across four continents (North America, Europe, Asia and Australia) and consisted of 14,450 miles. He wore through 21 … Continue reading

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