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To­day is the 284th day of 2018 and the 20th day of au­tumn.

TO­DAY’S HIS­TORY: In 1779, Pol­ish no­ble­man Casimir Pu­laski died from wounds he suf­fered while fight­ing for Amer­i­can in­de­pen­dence in the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War.

In 1890, the Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion formed.

In 1975, “Satur­day Night de­buted on NBC.

In 2002, for­mer pres­i­dent Jimmy Carter was awarded the No­bel Peace Prize. Live”

TO­DAY’S Eleanor Roo­sevelt (1884-1962), first lady/writer/diplo­mat; El­more Leonard (1925-2013), novelist; Daryl Hall (1946- ), singer-song­writer; David Morse (1953- ), ac­tor; Steve Young (1961- ), foot­ball player; Joan Cu­sack (1962- ), ac­tress; Ar­tie Lange (1967- ), comedian; Jane Krakowski (1968- ), ac­tress; Emily Deschanel (1976- ), ac­tress; Matt Bomer (1977- ), ac­tor; Ter­rell Suggs (1982- ), foot­ball player; Michelle Tracht­en­berg (1985), ac­tress; Michelle Wie (1989- ), golfer.


TO­DAY’S FACT: In 1910, Theodore Roo­sevelt be­came the first pres­i­dent (he was a for­mer pres­i­dent at the time) to fly in an air­plane, at Kin­loch Field in St. Louis. He rode as a pas­sen­ger for a four­minute flight in a plane built by the Wright Broth­ers.

TO­DAY’S SPORTS: In 1890, John Owen ran the first recorded 100-yard dash that broke 10 sec­onds.

TO­DAY’S QUOTE: “A man can be in two dif­fer­ent places and he will be two dif­fer­ent men. Maybe if you think of more places he will be more men, but two is enough for now.” — El­more Leonard, “Valdez Is Com­ing”

TO­DAY’S NUM­BER: 17 — age of An­thony Michael Hall when he was hired as a cast mem­ber of “Satur­day Night Live” in 1985, mak­ing him the show’s youngest cast mem­ber ever.

TO­DAY’S MOON: Be­tween new moon (Oct. 8) and first quar­ter moon (Oct. 16).

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