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Saturday, December 27, 2014

October 6 - This Day in History

October 6: General Interest
1866: First U.S. train robbery

On this day in 1866, the Reno gang carries out the first robbery of a moving train in the U.S., making off with over $10,000 from an Ohio & Mississippi train in Jackson County, Indiana. Prior to this innovation in crime, holdups had taken place only on trains sitting at stations or freight yard... read more

American Revolution
1777 : British capture Forts Montgomery and Clinton

1993 : Natchez Trace Parkway arches are complete

Civil War
1863 : Confederate guerillas attack Baxter Springs, Kansas

Cold War
1973 : The Yom Kippur War brings United States and USSR to brink of conflict

1981 : The president of Egypt is assassinated

1972 : Train derails in Mexico

General Interest
1683 : First Mennonites arrive in America

1961 : Kennedy urges Americans to build bomb shelters

1973 : Yom Kippur War begins

1991 : Liz Taylor marries husband No. 7

1847 : Jane Eyre is published

1996 : Country superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw wed

Old West
1866 : The Reno brothers carry out the first train robbery in U.S. history

1996 : Bill Clinton debates Bob Dole

1926 : Babe Ruth sets a World Series record

Vietnam War
1967 : U.S. jets strike targets in North Vietnam

1970 : South Vietnamese forces withdraw from Cambodia

World War I
1908 : Austria-Hungary annexes Bosnia-Herzegovina

World War II
1945 : Pierre Laval attempts suicide
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