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Calendar for October 30th, 2013

1730s

  • Born 1735: John Adams (2nd U.S. president)

  • 1850s

  • Born 1857: Gertrude Atherton (author)

  • 1880s

  • Born 1885: Ezra Pound (poet)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1893: Charles Atlas (bodybuilder)

  • Born 1896: Ruth Gordon (actress)

  • 1910s

  • Died 1910: Henri Dunant (founder of the Red Cross)

  • 1930s

  • 1938: The broadcast of Orson Welles' radio drama, "War of the Worlds," caused a national panic

  • Born 1939: Grace Slick (singer)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1943: Joanna Shimkus (actress)

  • Born 1945: Henry Winkler (actor, director)

  • Born 1946: Andrea Mitchell (newscaster)

  • 1947: Toronto's first street vacuum debuted

  • 1950s

  • 1954: The 24-second shot clock made its NBA debut

  • 1960s

  • 1963: First Lamborghini car debuted

  • 1968: The film The Lion in Winter debuted, starring Katharine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole

  • 1970s

  • 1972: Elton John appeared in a Royal Command Performance for the Queen of England

  • 1974: Mohammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in 8 rounds for the World Heavyweight Boxing championship title

  • 1980s

  • Born 1981: Ivanka Trump (model & businesswoman)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2000: Steve Allen (comedian)

  • 2003: Spectacular Northern Lights display was seen as far south as Florida

  • Died 2007: Robert Goulet (singer & actor)

  • 2010s

  • 2013: The Boston Red Sox won the World Series vs the St. Louis Cardinals. It marked the first time since 1918 that the Red Sox won a World Series on home turf at Fenway Park.


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