There’s three sides to every story: there’s the history you were taught in school, the history the revisionist dig up and the truth.
Wednesday October 22nd
1707: Four British Royal Navy ships run aground off the Isles of Scilly during a storm killing almost 1,500 sailors.
1784: Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
1832: Leopold Damrosch (GILD 1832-1885) German American orchestra conductor.
1844: The Great Disappointment: William Miller prediction of the Second Advent of Christ doesn’t come true. Maybe?
1883: The Metropolitan Opera House opens in New York.
1887: John Reed (LOST 1887-1920) journalist/activist Ten Days that Shook the World (1919).
1903: Curly Howard (GI 1903-52) actor Three Stooges.
1904: Constance Bennett (GI 1904-1965) actress Topper (1937).
1907: A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company leads to a depression.
1920: Timothy Leary (GI 1920-96) psychologist LSD.
1926: Ernest Hemingway publishes The Sun Also Rises.
1926: J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach. Houdini dies on Halloween.
1934: Pretty Boy Floyd is killed by FBI in East Liverpool, Ohio in retaliation for the Kansas City massacre (1933).
1936: Bobby Seale (SIL 1936- ) co-founder of the Black Panther Party.
1938: Christopher Lloyd (1938- ) actor One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), Taxi (1978-83), Back to the Future (1985), Miracles (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), The Addams Family (1991), My Favorite Martian (1999).
1942: Annette Funicello (SIL 1942-2013) actress Mickey Mouse Club (1955-59), The Shaggy Dog (1959), Beach Party (1963).
1949: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is released.
1952: Jeff Goldblum (1952- ) actor Transylvania 6-5000 (1985), Jurassic Park (1993), Powder (1995), Independence Day (1996), Raines (2007).
1957: François “Papa Doc” Duvalier is unanimously elected President of Haiti (1957-71).
1962: President John F. Kennedy announced blockade of Cuba.
1963: 200,000 students boycott Chicago’s segregated school system.
1979: Former Shah of Iran travels to the United States for cancer treatment.
1982: First Blood is released.
1992: Sofia Vassilieva (1992- ) actress Eloise at the Plaza (2003), Medium (2005-11), My Sister’s Keeper (2009).
1999: Boys Don’t Cry is released.