Today in History
Listings for Saturday, October 5, 2019.
- 1713 Denis Diderot, encyclopaedist
- 1829 Chester A. Arthur, 21st President (1881-1884)
- 1882 Robert Hutchings Goddard, father of modern rocketry
- 1902 Larry Fine
- 1905 Ray Kroc, who gave Ronald McDonald a job.
- 1908 Joshua Logan, Broadway producer
- 1919 Donald Pleasence
- 1923 Glynis Johns
- 1951 Karen Allen
- 1954 Bob Geldof
- 1965 Mario Lemieux
- 1972 Grant Hill
- 1975 Kate Winslet
- 1908 Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey
- 1910 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
- 1921 the first radio broadcast of a World Series.
- 1923 Edwin Hubble identifies the first Cepheid variable star
- 1931 first nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Washington state
- 1970 PBS becomes a network. TV worth watching.
- 1982 Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, N. Mexico
- 1984 Challenger carries first Canadian, Marc Garneau, into orbit.
- 1991 Linus Torvolds releases Linux 0.02, a "free version of minix-lookalike."
That's all for today.