Friday, October 5, 2012
This Day In History
-- French King Louis XI signs a peace agreement with Charles the Stout
-- City of Anaheim CA founded - and no playoff baseball game was played there that day either
-- First ballpoint pen patented by Alonzo T. Cross
-- Outlaw Frank James surrenders in Missouri six months after the death of his brother Jesse James
-- Philadelphia A's pitcher Rube Vickers no-hits the Washington Senators in a 5 inning game
-- The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time
-- First appearance in the NYC Daily News of the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie"
-- Hurricane Hazel hits the east coast of the United States
-- The Beatles release their first hit in England "Love Me Do"
-- A sodium cooling system malfunction causes a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi nuclear power demonstration plant near Detroit, Michigan. Radiation is contained (entire story detailed in the book "We Almost Lost Detroit")
-- "Monty Python's Flying Circus" begins its run on the BBC
-- Polish anti-communist union leader Lech Walesa wins the Nobel Peace Prize
-- Barry Bonds hits his HGH aided 71st and 72nd Home Runs to break Mark McGwire's androstene aided record of 71 Home Runs
-- Howard Stern announces he's leaving over the air radio for satellite radio company Sirius
--Dow Jones Industrial Averages drop 700 points signaling the beginning of the economic downturn/recession
-- The Rangers two year AL Dynasty ends.