Today in History
Listings for Thursday, October 15, 2020.
- 70 BC Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) Mantua, Italy (The ’neid)
- 1608 E. Torricelli --1647
- 1829 Asaph Hall, astronomer, discovered the moons of Mars
- 1844 Friedrich Nietzsche, Ubermensch
- 1858 John L. Sullivan, famed pugelist.
- 1905 C. P. Snow, British novelist and scientist.
- 1908 John Kenneth Galbraith, economist
- 1917 Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., historian
- 1921 Mario Puzo, author (Godfather)
- 1924 Lee Iacocca, a very good new car salesman.
- 1937 Linda Lavin
- 1942 Penny Marshall, actress/director, (Awakenings)
- 1945 Jim Palmer
- 1959 Sarah Ferguson
- Mushroom Day
- National Grouch Day
- World Poetry Day.
- 1860 Grace Bedell writes to Lincoln, tells him to grow a beard.
- 1914 ASCAP founded (American Soc of Composers, Authors & Publishers)
- 1964 Kosygin & Brezhnev replace Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev
That's all for today.