Monday, October 7, 2019

40 Years . . .

. . . ago 

1935 Italian army occupies Adua Abyssinia
1935 Market Street Railway, San Francisco, starts using trackless trolley coaches
1936 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series
1938 Yanks Lefty Gomez sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
1939 Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britainy
1939 Adolf Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem
1939 Last Polish army is defeated in World War II.
1940 Zoological Gardens opens on Sloat & Skyline in San Francisco
1941 German army occupies Briansk, USSR
1941 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1, in 38th World Series
1942 Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram
1943 Battle at Vella Lavella, Solomon Island
1943 Himmler wants acceleration of "Final Solution"
1944 Allied aircraft accidentally bomb Fishing, Overijssel
1944 Canadians free Austria
1944 Royal Dutch Navy submarine Zwaardvis (Swordfish) sinks German submarine U168 in the Java Sea
1944 Soviets march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia
1945 US General Eisenhower welcomed in The Hague (on Hitler's train)
1945 Memorial for executed unveiled in Terbregge
1945 Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of Baseball World Series, is escorted out and casts goat curse on Chicago Cubs
1946 90°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
1946 US President Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
1947 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series
1948 "Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances
1948 KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1948 The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic
1948 Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya
1949 Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) sentenced to 10 years & $10,000 fine
1949 US President Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)
1951 Joseph Stalin proclaims the Soviet Union has the atomic bomb
1952 Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)
1953 WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Dmitri Shostakovich's 6th Iron quartet premieres in Leningrad
1956 Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine
1957 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1958 US nuclear sub USS Seawolf remains a record 60 days under the north pole
1959 Single game World Series attendence record set (92,706 in LA)
1959 Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon
1959 Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 1-0 in Game 5 of Baseball World Series at LA Memorial
1960 "Spartacus", directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier, premieres in NYC
1961 JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters
1961 USSR performs nuclear tests at Kapustin Yar & Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 16th NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Garden, Toronto, ON: Toronto Maple Leafs beat All-Stars, 4-1; MVP: Eddie Shack, Toronto, LW
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"
1963 LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series
1964 "Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
1965 Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"
1965 William Goodhart's "Generation" premieres in NYC
1966 Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
1966 Partial meltdown at Detroits's Fermi 1 nuclear reactor
1966 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California, other states follow.
1967 Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco) hippies throw a funeral for "Hippie" to mark end of "the summer of love".
1967 USSR performs nuclear test
1969 WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets sweep Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
1969 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
1971 MLB National League Championship: Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco Giants, 3 games to
1972 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico
1972 Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Jack Lynch closes the Sinn Féin office in Dublin
1973 Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel
1974 "Mack & Mabel" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances
1974 Brazilian McLaren driver Emerson Fittipaldi finishes 4th in the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to win his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 3 points from Clay Ragazzoni
1976 "Gang of Four" arrested in Beijing
1976 John Hathaway completes 50,600 mile bicycle tour of every continent
1976 US President Gerald Ford says there is "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe"
1976 Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, explode onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados, killing all 73 people on board
1977 DL Coburns "Gin Game" premieres in NYC
1977 Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat KC Royals 5-3 in 5th & deciding playoff game
1977 In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
1978 Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of a US university (Chicago)
1978 Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person
1978 Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in "Some Girls"
1978 Royals' George Brett hits 3 HRs, Yanks win championship game 3, 6-5
1978 "Midnight Express" film premieres directed by Alan Parker starring Brad Davis, Randy Quaid and John Hurt
1978 Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven" film premieres starring Richard Gere
1979 Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yds 1'9"
1979 Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House in Washington, D.C.
1979 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat California Angels, 3 games to 1
1979 Pamela Ann Statter weds Raymond Michael Jozwiak in Baltimore MD

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