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October 31st 1846 Donner party, unable to cross the Donner Pass, construct a winter camp This was not, as you may recall, the best idea in the world as things turned out.
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October 30th 1888 Jack the Ripper murders the last victim he is credited (?) with.
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1886 the Statue of Liberty is dedicated,,back when immigrants were sometimes welcomed.
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Much to the happiness of many, today in history the city of Amsterdam was founded.
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Today in history..the gunfight at the OK Corral,proving that history does not need facts. And quite some time later, George W Bush signed the Patriot Act, proving, or attempting to prove, that we also had no need for the Constitution.
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1854..the Charge of the Light Brigade....bayonet charges in the face of machine fire, which had to be a supreme example of common sense in military intelligence.
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in 1929 the Stock Market crash began.
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2001...Apple releases the first ipod. The early ones..without video or wifi or even menus. Sort of like extra large nanos today.
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in 1844 the world ended...or at least for the seventh day adventists it was supposed to. Of course if they were right that could explain a good deal
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1869 1st shipment of fresh oysters comes overland from Baltimore

Alas, they do not say where the shipment was delivered to. Or why it was delivered for that matter.
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October 20th 1097 1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch. Which means we just missed the millenium anniversary. Not, of course that it had not been going on for some time, or is not going on as we read.
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St Deusdedit I begins his reign as Catholic Pope. Of course given the time spread, there are very few days when someone is not made Pope. Sometimes several at once as it happens.
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1st US labor organization forms (Boston Shoemakers)
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in 1888 Thomas Edison filed a patent for the Optical Phonograph..the first movie. Thus leading the way to such classics as SAW..err..which are we up to?
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in 1923 two brothers..Walt and Roy, formed a company that originated with a steamboating rodent, and then Willie was replaced by Mickey et cetera and history was made. Proving that not all history is as serious as one thinks.
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the From Hell letter was received by investigators from Jack the Ripper. Or so it is told. Certainly led to a magnificent Graphic Novel..but not Johnny Depp's best movie.
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The Battle of Hastings, which was a battle that has effected us even till this day. It was the defeat of the English at the hands of Billy the Bastard..which led to several centuries of French as the official language and the French stealing all the decent chefs from England.
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So what happened today? A lot of battles over the centuries, often as armies got ready for the winter break. Almost none of which I had ever heard of. But the odd thing about battles, is that for the peasants that were stuck fighting in them, it didn't matter if history remembered the battles. They had survived and with luck they would go home and it would be one of the most important things they remembered. And for the ones who did not survive? Not sure what they thought of it.
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So let me get this straight. On this day in 1492,give or take, Columbus thought he had reached India, which he had not,and is celebrated for discovering America, which he never reached and whcih was, as it happens, already fairly well populated.
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Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith" errr..I forget which wife was around at the time, if any.

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