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Once Upon A Time – October 12 – 1609 – “Three Blind Mice” Is Published In London

539 BC Cyrus’ military takes Babylon

1492 Christopher Columbus’ undertaking makes landfall on a Caribbean island he names San Salvador (probable Watling Island, Bahamas). The adventurer accepts he has arrived at East Asia (operating system 21 Oct)

1864 Brazilian soldiers under the order of Gen. João Propício Mena Barreto attack Uruguay in a preface to the Conflict of the Triple Partnership

USS Holland (Submarine Torpedo Boat #1) in progress in 1900USS Holland (SS-1)

1900 The primary present day submarine is dispatched by the U.S. Naval force as the USS Holland, named for its architect John Philip Holland


1915 Portage Engine Organization under Henry Passage produces its 1 millionth car at the Waterway Rouge plant in Detroit

1999 The Day of Six Billion: the announced 6 billionth living human on the planet is conceived


Today’s Occasions in 2023

Today in Film and television

1960 Japanese legislator Inejiro Asanuma is killed with a sword during a broadcast banter live on television by 17-year old patriot Otoya Yamaguchi

Once Upon A Time – October 16 – 1986 – Reinhold Messner, First Person To Scale All Eight-Thousanders


Today in Music

1987 George Harrison discharges single “Got My Brain Set On You”, turns into his third independent #1 hit, and the last diagram clincher by any of the Beatles


Today in Games

1968 IXX Summer Olympic Games open at Mexico City, Mexico; first Olympics in Latin America


1609 Kids’ rhyme “Three Blind Mice” is distributed in London in a book altered by and conceivably composed by Thomas Ravenscroft


1216 Lord John of Britain loses his royal gems as flood tide overwhelms his carts, likely close to Fosdyke, maybe close to Sutton Extension

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