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Calendar for October 5th, 2013

World Teachers' Day

Born 1703: Jonathan Edwards (philosopher)

Died 1813: Tecumseh (Native American leader)

Died 1818: Nancy Hanks Lincoln (mother of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln)

Born 1829: Chester Arthur (21st U.S. president)

Born 1864: Louis Lumiere (inventor)

Born 1882: Robert Hutchings Goddard (physicist)

Born 1902: Ray Arthur Kroc (founder of McDonald's)

Born 1902: Larry Fine (actor)

Born 1908: Joshua Logan (producer)

1921: World Series first broadcast on radio

Born 1922: Bil Keane (cartoonist, created Family Circus)

Born 1923: Glynis Johns (actress)

Born 1929: Richard F. Gordon (astronaut)

1930: Laura Ingalls made the first transcontinental airplane flight by a woman. Traveling from New York to California in 4 days, she stopped 9 times and logged 30 hours and 27 minutes of flying time

Born 1943: Steve Miller (musician)

1947: During the first televised presidential address, President Truman asked Americans to not eating meat on Tuesdays or poultry on Thursdays in order to help stockpile grain for starving people outside of the U.S.

Born 1951: Karen Allen (actress)

Born 1958: Bernie Mac (actor)

1962: The Beatles released their hit Love Me Do in the U.K.

Born 1965: Mario Lemieux (hockey player)

1969: Monty Python's Flying Circus first appeared on the British Broadcasting Corporation's BBC-1

Born 1975: Kate Winslet (actress)

Born 1983: Nicky Hilton (heiress)

Died 1983: Earl Tupper (inventor of Tupperware)

1984: Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space

1989: 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, won Nobel Peace prize

1994: 53 people committed murder-suicide simultaneously in several chalets in Switzerland and Canada. They were members of the Order of the Solar Temple

Died 2004: Rodney Dangerfield (comedian & actor)

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