John Lennon’s Bday, So Much Beatles stuff, Google Buys Youtube and more – On This Day: Oct 9th
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–Today In History–
Today is Monday, October 9th, the 282nd day of the year. There are 83 days until the end of the year.
On this day:
In 1701, the Collegiate School of America was chartered in New Haven, Connecticut. The school’s name was later changed to Yale University.
In 1855, the sewing machine motor was patented by Isaac Singer.
In 1872, Montgomery Ward issued the first mail order catalog.
In 1915, Woodrow Wilson became the first President to attend a World Series game.
In 1935, “Cavalcade of America” was broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio. The show later moved to NBC Radio. It stayed on the air for 18 years.
In 1936, the first generator at Hoover Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.
In 1965, “Yesterday” by The Beatles topped the pop music charts.
In 1967, Latin American guerrilla leader Che Guevara was executed while trying to incite revolution in Bolivia.
In 1973, Priscilla Presley divorced Elvis following a two year separation. The couple had been married for six years.
In 1974, German businessman Oskar Schindler died in Frankfurt, West Germany. He is credited with saving the lives of nearly 12-hundred Jews during the Holocaust.
In 1986, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Phantom of the Opera” opened in London.
In 2001, anthrax-laced letters postmarked in Trenton, New Jersey were sent to Senators Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy.
In 2006, reports that North Korea successfully conducted an underground nuclear weapons test spread rapidly around the globe.
In 2006, Internet search engine Google bought the video sharing website YouTube.
In 2009, President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president since Woodrow Wilson to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
In 2015, Jerry Parr, the Secret Service agent credited with saving President Ronald Reagan’s life during a 1981 assassination attempt died at the age of 85.
In 2016, Samsung temporarily suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reports of replacements catching fire.
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