Today…In History

By Grayce Turnbach
October 6, 2006

Oct. 6 may seem like just another ordinary day to most, but there has been numerous historical occasions that have taken place on Oct. 6 in past years.

On this day in 1781, Americans and French began the blockading of Cornwallis at Yorktown which was the last battle of Revolutionary War.

206 years ago George Westinghouse, the founder of Westinghouse Electric, was born. Formerly known as Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, it is now owned by Viacom, Inc.

For all the Chess fans out there, you’ll be happy to know that in 1857, the American Chess Association organized the first major United States chess tournament which was held in New York City.

A few years later in 1863, Dr. Charles H. Sheppard opened the first public bath located at No.63 Columbia Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York.

In 1866, the Reno brothers, Frank, John, Simeon, Clinton and William, stole 13,000 dollars during the first train robbery in the United States.

Bringing it a little closer to home, in 1876, the American Library Association was organized in Philadelphia. According to The ALA website, it is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 64,000 members.

122 years ago in 1884, the first Naval War College was established in Newport, R.I. This naval war college is the oldest continuing institution of its kind in the world.

For film lovers, you’ll be interested to see that in 1927, “Jazz Singer,” the first film with a soundtrack, premiered in New York City.

With temperatures fluctuating recently, you can now see that it isn’t abnormal. In 1946, the highest temperature ever recorded for Cleveland, OH was 90 degrees.

Syria & Egypt attacked Israel in 1973 on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Jewish tradition, which started the beginning of the Yom Kippur war. The war lasted 6 days and Israel was victorious.

In the year 1979, Pope John Paul II met Jimmy Carter during the first Pope’s visit to the White House.

Ordinary days aren’t so ordinary.

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