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Once Upon A Time – October 5 – 1947 – Harry Truman Makes 1st Presidential Address Televised From White House

1274 Around 1,000 soldiers of the Mongol army land on the Japanese island of Tsushima, the first attack of Kublai Khan’s Mongol invasion of Japan

1789 French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris

1813 Battle of the Thames; American forces under General William Henry Harrison defeat Tecumseh’s Confederacy and their British allies led by Henry Procter near Chatham, Upper Canada

1864 Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone, approx 60,000 die

1978 Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits weather warfare that has widespread, long-lasting or severe effects

1988 Chile votes in a referendum 56-44 against extending Augusto Pinochet’s regime by 8 years thus ending the dictator’s 16½ years in power

2000 Mass demonstrations in Belgrade culminate in the resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević, often called the Bulldozer Revolution



1947 Harry Truman makes the 1st Presidential address televised from the White House

1962 “Dr. No”, 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London

2017 “The New York Times” publishes investigation into sexual harassment behaviour by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein


1962 The Beatles release their first record, “Love Me Do”


1922 NY Yankees and NY Giants play out a controversial 3-3 tie in 10 innings in Game 2 of Baseball World Series at Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NYC; Giants win series, 4-0-1


1969 Monty Python’s Flying Circus begins airing on BBC TV

1869 A strong hurricane known as the Saxby Gale devastates the Bay of Fundy region in Maritime Canada. Incredibly British naval officer Stephen Martin Saxby predicted the storm 10 months earlier in December 1868 via astronomy.


1600 Marriage by proxy of Marie de’ Medici and Henry IV of France

1937 Two-time Oscar winner actor Anthony Quinn (22) weds actress Katherine de Mille (26)

1945 American actress Janet Leigh (18) weds American sailor Stanley Reames at Morris Chapel in Stockton, California; divorce in 1949

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