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Calendar for October 23rd, 2014

1830s

  • Born 1838: Francis Hopkinson Smith (author)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1869: John William Heisman (football player)

  • 1870s

  • Born 1873: William David Coolidge (physicist)

  • 1880s

  • 1885: Bryn Mawr College, the first U.S. graduate school for women, opened in Pennsylvania

  • 1900s

  • Born 1905: Gertrude Ederle (first woman to swim the English Channel)

  • 1910s

  • 1915: 25,000 women marched in NYC demanding the right to vote

  • 1918: Charlie Chaplin married Mildred Harris

  • 1920s

  • Born 1925: Johnny Carson (comedian & television host)

  • 1930s

  • Died 1939: Zane Grey (author)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Pele (soccer player)

  • Born 1942: Michael Crichton (author)

  • 1950s

  • 1950: Researchers at the University of Toronto announced the development of an electronic cardiac pacemaker

  • Born 1955: Weird Al Yankovic (musician)

  • 1958: Cumberland mine disaster

  • 1960s

  • Born 1962: Doug Flutie (football player)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1976: Ryan Reynolds (actor)

  • 1978: Garfield the Cat's lovable teddy bear, Pooky, made his comic strip debut

  • 1980s

  • Born 1985: Masiela Lusha (actress, author)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Adolph Green (author & lyricist)

  • Died 2003: Madame Chiang Kai-shek (became one of the world's most famous women as she helped her husband fight the Japanese during World War II and later the Chinese Communists)

  • Died 2004: Robert Merrill (baritone)

  • 2010s

  • 2014: Partial Eclipse of the Sun.


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