RedState's Watercooler, 10/10 Open Thread: This Week In History


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A Prayer Request

When you have a moment, let’s all toss in our prayers for those down-range of Hurricane Michael, especially South Carolina which still hasn’t fully recovered from the last one.


This Week In History

  • Sunday, 10/7: Patriot victory in the Carolinas, 1780; Battle of Darbytown Road, 1864; CBS premieres “Route 66,” 1960
  • Monday, 10/8: Battle of Perryville, 1862; Chicago burns, 1871; Alvin York singlehandedly kills or captures over 150 Germans, 1918
  • Tuesday, 10/9: RI founder Roger Williams exiled from Mass., 1635; Hoover Dam comes online, 1936; Dead Che Day, 1967
  • Wednesday, 10/10: Naval Academy opens doors, 1845; London Bridge reopens in Arizona, 1971; Navy Tomcats intercept Achille Lauro hijackers, 1985
  • Thursday, 10/11: Mason-Dixon Line surveying completed, 1767; Jeb Stuart loots Chambersburg, PA, 1862; Battle of Cape Esperance, 1942
  • Friday, 10/12: America’s first insane asylum opens, 1773; White House officially named by T.R., 1901; Desmond Doss first Conscientious Objector to get Medal of Honor, 1945
  • Saturday, 10/13: Continental Navy established, 1775; Texas approves “statehood” constitution, 1845; Italy joins Allies, 1943

Today’s Birthdays: B-movie king Ed Wood, 1924; footballer Brett Favre, 1969; racer Dale Earnhardt Jr., 1974.

Holidays Around the World: Poland has Arbor Day, Sri Lanka observes Army Day and Fiji celebrates their independence on Fiji Day.

This Week In History is compiled with assistance from and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.


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