1415 Battle of Agincourt: Henry V’s forces defeat larger French army and the longbow defeats the armoured knight

1854 The infamous “Charge of the Light Brigade” during the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War results in over 100 killed

1890 Emma Whittemore Founded “Door of Hope” for Hurt Women

1962 US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson demands USSR UN rep Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying “I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over”

1971 United Nations votes to expel the Chinese Nationalist ruled Taiwan and admit the Communist People’s Republic of China

2017 Chinese Premier Xi Jinping unveils his new ruling council in the Great Hall of the People, none of the five are young enough to succeed him

Today’s Historical Events
Today in Film & TV
1978 “Halloween”, directed by John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

Today in Music
1875 The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist

Today in Sport
1964 Dutchman Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner

Do you know this fact about today? Did You Know?
Dutch East India Company ship “The Eendracht” discovers Dirk-Hartog Island, Australia, on this day in 1616

Would you believe this fact about today? Would You Believe?
The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as “a degenerated musical system… turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people”, warning that it leads down a “primrose path to hell”, on this day in 1938

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