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RedState's Watercooler, 10/31 Open Thread: Halloween Edition Weird News

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Welcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…

 

Weird News

 

This Week In History

  • Sunday, 10/28: Battle of Hatcher’s Run, 1864; Glidden patents barbed wire, 1873; Cuban Missile Crisis ends, 1962
  • Monday, 10/29: First store opens in Denver, 1858; Battle of Wauhatchie ends, 1863; “Black Tuesday” final market crash to open Depression, 1929
  • Tuesday, 10/30: Continental Congress establishes naval committee, 1775; Helena, MT, founded after gold strike, 1864; “War of the Worlds” panic, 1938
  • Wednesday, 10/31: Nevada statehood, 1864; Adventures of Sherlock Holmes published, 1892; Toyota enters US auto market, 1957
  • Thursday, 11/1: Lincoln appoints McClellan to command, 1861; Weather Bureau issues first forecast, 1870; Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, 1943
  • Friday, 11/2: Gov. Winslow takes Plymouth militia to war, 1675; Dakotas gain statehood, 1889; first US commercial radio broadcast, 1920; Spruce Goose flies, 1947
  • Saturday, 11/3: Continental Army disbanded, 1783; Black Bart’s last stagecoach robbery, 1883; Chevrolet enters auto market, 1911; Nixon’s “Silent Majority,” 1969

Today’s Birthdays: Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low and Prohibitionist Andrew Volstead, 1860; military historian B. H. Liddell Hart, 1895; entertainer Dale Evans, 1912

Holidays Around the World: Slovenia, Chile and many Lutheran/Reformed Protestant Churches observe Reformation Day; Peru celebrates Dio de la Cancion Criolla and India has National Unity Day.

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

 

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Quote of the Day

Couldn’t decide which was more apt between these, so it’s a Two-Fer.

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.–Paul Harvey

Be bold and mighty powers will come to your aid.–Basil King

 

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