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Saturday, December 27, 2014

October 9 - This Day in History

October 9 : General Interest
1967: Che Guevara is executed

On this day in 1967, socialist revolutionary and guerilla leader Che Guevara, age 39, is killed by the Bolivian army. The U.S.-military-backed Bolivian forces captured Guevara on October 8 while battling his band of guerillas in Bolivia and assassinated him the following day... read more


American Revolution
1775 : Lord Dartmouth orders British officers to North Carolina
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lord-dartmouth-orders-british-officers-to-north-carolina


Automotive
1992 : Meteorite crashes into Chevy Malibu
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/meteorite-crashes-into-chevy-malibu


Civil War
1864 : Union cavalry defeat Rebels at the Battle of Tom's Brook
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-toms-brook


Cold War
1967 : Professional revolutionary "Che" Guevara is executed in Bolivia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/professional-revolutionary-che-guevara-is-executed-in-bolivia


Crime
1942 : A Chicago bootlegger escapes from prison
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-chicago-bootlegger-escapes-from-prison


Disaster
1963 : Landslide kills thousands in Italy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/landslide-kills-thousands-in-italy


General Interest
1635 : Rhode Island founder banished from Massachusetts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rhode-island-founder-banished-from-massachusetts

1940 : St. Paul's Cathedral bombed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/st-pauls-cathedral-bombed

1974 : Oskar Schindler dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/oskar-schindler-dies

1975 : Sakharov wins Peace Prize
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sakharov-wins-peace-prize


Hollywood
2001 : Footloose, Steel Magnolias director Herbert Ross dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/footloose-steel-magnolias-director-herbert-ross-dies


Literary
1547 : Miguel de Cervantes is baptized
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/miguel-de-cervantes-is-baptized


Music
1976 : Disco/Classical hybrid "A Fifth Of Beethoven" is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/discoclassical-hybrid-quota-fifth-of-beethovenquot-is-the-1-song-on-the-us-pop-charts


Old West
1936 : Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hoover-dam-begins-transmitting-electricity-to-los-angeles


Presidential
1869 : President Grant announces death of former President Pierce
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-grant-announces-death-of-former-president-pierce


Sports
1934 : The Gashouse Gang wins the World Series
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-gashouse-gang-wins-the-world-series


Vietnam War
1969 : The National Guard breaks up protests at home
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-national-guard-breaks-up-protests-at-home

1970 : Khmer Republic proclaimed in Cambodia.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/khmer-republic-proclaimed-in-cambodia


World War I
1915 : Belgrade falls to Austria-Hungary
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/belgrade-falls-to-austria-hungary


World War II
1944 : Churchill and Stalin confer
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/churchill-and-stalin-confer
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