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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

1992 : Meteorite crashes into Chevy Malibu

Civil War
1864 : Union cavalry defeat Rebels at the Battle of Tom's Brook

Cold War
1967 : Professional revolutionary "Che" Guevara is executed in Bolivia

1942 : A Chicago bootlegger escapes from prison

1963 : Landslide kills thousands in Italy

General Interest
1635 : Rhode Island founder banished from Massachusetts

1940 : St. Paul's Cathedral bombed

1974 : Oskar Schindler dies

1975 : Sakharov wins Peace Prize

2001 : Footloose, Steel Magnolias director Herbert Ross dies

1547 : Miguel de Cervantes is baptized

1976 : Disco/Classical hybrid "A Fifth Of Beethoven" is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts

Old West
1936 : Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

1869 : President Grant announces death of former President Pierce

1934 : The Gashouse Gang wins the World Series

Vietnam War
1969 : The National Guard breaks up protests at home

1970 : Khmer Republic proclaimed in Cambodia.

World War I
1915 : Belgrade falls to Austria-Hungary

World War II
1944 : Churchill and Stalin confer
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