Today in History

What an interesting day October 16th is:

In 1793 Marie Antoinette was beheaded.

In 1859 Abolitionist John Brown led the raid on Harper's Ferry, an early warning of the American Civil War.

In 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis began as President Kennedy was informed that Russia was setting up missile bases in Cuba.

In 1970 Anwat Sadat was elected president of Egypt. (Sadat is on the left, President Jimmy Carter in the center and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel on the right.)

In 1978 Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was elected to become Pope John Paul II.

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Its also the day before the Loma Prieta earthquake 15 years ago: http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/dds/dds-29/

Posted by Richard Friedman on tetor 16, 2004 at 05:14 PD PDT #

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