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Oct 16, 2017



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Historical Events

1948 - Demonstration by Moscow Jews honoring Israeli ambassador Golda Meir
1962 - Cuban missile crisis begins as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
1972 - "Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances
1991 - US Supreme Court begins to hear Joseph Doherty case
1993 - IRA bomb attack on fish and chips restaurant in Belfast, 10 killed
1995 - Million Man March held in Washington, D.C. (over 830,000 African American men attend)

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Famous Birthdays

1941 - Erkki Jokinen, composer
1958 - Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Greek singer
1959 - Erkki-Sven Tüür, Estonian composer
1960 - Bob Mould, American musician
1962 - Tamara McKinney, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984), born in Lexington, Kentucky
1971 - Toni Foster, WNBA forward/center (Phoenix Mercury)

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Famous Deaths

1822 - Eva Marie Veigel [La Violette], Austrian ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick, dies at 98
1909 - Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer (b. 1856)
1937 - Jean de Brunhoff, French writer (b. 1899)
1946 - Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
1983 - George Liberace, American violinist (Liberace Show), dies at 72
1996 - James Wild, music teacher, dies at 68

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