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Birthdates which occurred on October 09:

1547 Miguel de Cervantes novelist (Don Quixote)
1757 Charles X reactionary king of France (1824-30); deposed
1782 Lewis Cass (Gov-Mich)
1835 Camille Saint-Sa‰ns Paris France, composer (Ode   Sainte C‚cile)
1863 Alexander Siloti Kharkov Russia, pianist/prof (Moscow Cons 1888-91)
1884 Martin Elmer Johnson explorer/photographer
1888 Hank Patterson Alabama, actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres)
1890 Aimee Semple McPherson Pentecostal evangelist/radio preacher
1899 Bruce Catton civil war historian
19-- Brooke St James Staten Island NY, rocker (Tyketto-Wings)
19-- Ellen Wheeler actress (Karen-All My Children)
19-- Geoff Grayson rocker (RU Ready)
19-- Jason Wingreen Brooklyn NY, actor (Harry-All in the Family)
19-- John O'Hurley actor (Jim-Young & Restless)
19-- John Schubert rocker (Electric Angels-I Believe, Whiplash)
1900 Alastair Sims actor (Christmas Carol, Stage Fright)
1903 Walter O'Malley owner (Dodgers)
1904 Wally Brown Malden Mass, actor (Jed Fame-Cimarron City)
1906 L‚opold Senghor poet/president of Senegal (1960-80)
1907 Klaes Karppinen Findland, 4 X 10K relay (Olympic-gold-1936)
1908 Jacques Tati Pecq France, director (Traffic, Playtime, My Uncle)
1908 James E Folsom (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59)
1910 Phil Hanna River Forest Ill, singer (Once Upon a Tune)
1914 Edward Andrews Griffin Ga, actor (Broadside, Harry-Supertrain)
1917 Kusuo Kitamura Japan, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932)
1918 E Howard Hunt Hamburg NY, involved in Watergate break-in
1923 Donald Sinden England, actor (Doctor at Large, Mogambo, Simba)
1924 Robert Rushworth pilot (X-15)
1925 Robert Finch actor (Academy Theater)
1927 Daniele Delorme Paris, actress (Pardon My Affair Too)
1927 Robert Shaw actor (From Russia with Love, Man for All Seasons)
1928 Einojuhani Rautavaara Helsinki Finland, composer (Kaivos)
1930 David Rounds Bronxville NY, actor (Terence-Beacon Hill)
1940 Gordon Humphrey (Sen-R-NH)
1940 Joe Pepitone baseball player (NY Yankee 1st baseman)
1940 John Lennon rocker/Beatle (Imagine)
1944 John Entwistle rocker (The Who-Tommy)
1944 Peter Tosh Jamaica, reggae musician (Mystic Man, Mama Africa)
1945 Jeannie C Riley Texas, singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw)
1948 Dave Samuels vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1948 Jackson Browne Germany, rocker (Lawyers in Love)
1949 Shep Messing Israel, soccer goal tender (NY Cosmos)
1950 Gary Frank Spokane Wash, actor (Sons & Daughters, Family)
1951 Richard Chaves actor (Cease Fire, Predator)
1951 Robert Wuhl Union NJ, actor (Bull Durham, Good Morning Vietnam)
1954 Scott Bakula actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho)
1955 Linwood Boomer Vancouver, actor (Adam-Little House on the Prairie)
1955 Steve Ovett England, runner (Olympics-800m gold, 1500m bronze-1980)
1959 Michael Par‚ Brooklyn NY, actor (Greatest American Hero, Houston Knights)
1959 Mike Singletary NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears)
1961 Arlene Boxhall Zimbabwe, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1980)
1961 Jean Sagal LA Calif, actress (Kate-Double Trouble, Grease 2)
1961 Liz Sagal LA Calif, actress (Allison-Double Trouble, Grease 2)
1967 Carling Bassett-Seguso Canada, tennis player/actress (Spring Fever)
1975 Sean Ono Lennon John's son

Deaths which occurred on October 09:

1253 Grosseteste an English scholar, dies at 78
1562 Gabriel Fallopius Modena Italy, anatomist
1806 Benjamin Banneker astronomer/mathematician, dies at 74
1912 Millie & Christine Siamese twins, die at 61
1934 King Alexander of Yugoslavia, by Georgief, a Croatian terrorist
1958 Pope Pius XII dies, 19 years after elevation to the papacy
1960 Howard Glenn NY Titan, dies of injuries sustain in this day's game
1962 Lulu McConnell comediene (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 80
1967 Che Guevara executed in Bolivia
1988 Edward Chodorov playwright/director (Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
1988 Felix Wankel developer of the Wankel rotary engine, dies


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On this day...

680 Husain ibn 'Ali, Shi'i religious leader, enters martyrdom
1000 Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly New England)
1446 Korean Hangual alphabet devised
1635 Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony
1701 Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven
1776 Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay
1820 Guayaquil, Ecuador declares its freedom from Ecuador
1837 Steamboat "Home" sinks off Okracoke NC killing 100
1855 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass patents 1st calliope
1876 1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires
1877 American Humane Association organized in Cleveland
1888 Public admitted to Washington Monument
1890 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Red-Headed League"
1903 11" rainfall in 24 hrs (NYC)
1910 Nap Lajoie challenges Ty Cobb batting avg with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won
1915 Woodrow Wilson becomes 1st pres to attend a world series game (World Series #12)
1916 Babe Ruth pitches & wins longest WS game (14 innings) 2-1
1921 Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
1928 NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, Ruth hits 3 HR in game - NY Yankees become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series
1930 1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls
1934 St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series
1936 Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to LA
1938 Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
1938 NY Yankees sweep Cubs in the 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win
1944 St Louis Cards beat St Louis Browns, 4 games to 2 in 41st World Series
1946 1st electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
1947 1st telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane
1949 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
1951 Gil McDougald's world series grand slam helps Yanks beat Giants 13-1 (World Series #48)
1958 NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series - NY Yankees appear in 9 & win 7 of last 10 World Series
1960 Cowboy QB Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2")
1961 NY Yankees beat Cin Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
1961 Tanganyika becomes independent within the British Commonwealth
1961 Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
1961 Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning
1962 NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
1963 Uganda becomes a republic within the British Commonwealth
1965 Beatles' "Yesterday," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
1966 Balt Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
1968 Government seizes oil fields in Peru
1969 Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
1970 Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence
1973 Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
1973 Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
1974 Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at MSG
1975 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits SF
1975 Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize
1976 Yanks 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1
1977 Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock
1977 Yanks rally for 3 in 9th & beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
1980 1st consumer use of home banking by computer (Knoxville Tn)
1980 Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot
1983 4 South Korean cabinet ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
1984 Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space
1986 Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals
1986 Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him the 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment
1988 Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
1989 Penthouse Magazine's hebrew edition hits the newstands
1989 1st NFL game coached by a black man (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
1990 Radio stations around the world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
1990 Saddam threatens to hit Israel with a new missile


Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Ecuador : Guayaquil's Independence Day (1820)
Hong Kong : Confucius' Birthday
Khmer Republic : Republic Day (1970)
Minnesota : Leif Ericsson Day (c 1000)
Peru : Day of National Dignity (1968)
South Korea : Hangual Day/Korean Alphabet Day (1446)
Tanganyika : independence day (1961)
Uganda : independence day (1962)
Western Samoa : White Sunday (2nd Sunday) - - - - - ( Sunday )
Canada : Thanksgiving Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Florida : Farmers' Day (1915) - - - - - ( Monday )
Hawaii : Discoverer's Day - - - - - ( Monday )
US : Columbus Day (1492) - - - - - ( Monday )
Virgin Is & Puerto Rico : Friendship Day - - - - - ( Monday )

Religious Observances

Orth : Commem of the Death of St John Leonardi the Divine (9/26 OS)
RC, Ang : Memorial of St Denis, bp, & companions, martyrs (opt)
Shi'te : Husain Day
Ang : Commemoration of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln
RC : Memorial of St John Leonardi, confessor (opt)

Religious History

1635 Colonial American Separatist Roger Williams was banished from Massachusetts for preaching that civil government had no right to interfere in religious affairs. (Williams was seeking to establish freedom of worship through the separation of church and state.)
1776 Spanish missionaries dedicated the first mission chapel on the northern California coast at Yerba Buena. (In 1847, the city which grew up around the mission changed its name to San Francisco.)
1842 Episcopal missionary James L. Breck was ordained a priest at Duck Creek, WI. In 1850, this "apostle of the wilderness" moved to Minnesota and in 1858 founded the Seabury Divinity School. It is said that "no priest did more for the Episcopal Church in the West than Breck."
1845 Cofounder of the Oxford Movement in England, churchman John Henry Newman made his celebrated conversion from Anglicanism to Catholicism. From 1845-1862, nearly 250 other English clergy followed Newman into the Roman Catholic faith
1747 Colonial missionary to the New England Indians, David Brainerd died of tuberculosis (brought on by exposure) at age 29. Following his death, the publication of "Brainerd's Journal" by Jonathan Edwards influenced hundreds to become missionaries after him.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
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