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Once Upon A Time – October 10 – 1965 – “Vinland Map” Introduced By Yale University As 1st Known Map Of America

680 Al-Hussein (Al-Ḥusayn ibn) and his followers killed at Karbala by army of Yazid, the Umayyad caliph, on the way to Kufa

1780 Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in the Caribbean, hitting Barbados first. Atlantic’s deadliest recorded hurricane.

1954 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops

1957 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, England becomes the world’s first major nuclear accident

Historical Events Today

Today In Film & Tv

1954 1st National Film Awards (India): “Shyamchi Aai” wins the Golden Lotus

Today In Music

1969 “Jesus Christ Superstar” soundtrack album by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is recorded

Today In Sport

1899 African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame

More Facts….

1965 “Vinland Map” is introduced by Yale University as being the first known map of America, drawn about 1440

1886 1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY

Famous Weddings

1361 Edward the Black Prince of England is married to Joan Plantagenet ‘the fair maid of Kent’ at Windsor Castle

1773 American revolution patriot Paul Revere (38) weds Rachel Walker in Boston, Massachusetts

1774 Composer Antonio Salieri (24) weds Therese Helferstorfer

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