TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Oct. 12, 1810

The Ger­man fes­ti­val Ok­to­ber­fest was first held in Mu­nich to cel­e­brate the wed­ding of Bavar­ian Crown Prince Lud­wig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hild­burghausen.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1870

Gen. Robert E. Lee died in Lex­ing­ton, Vir­ginia, at age 63.

1915

For­mer Pres­i­dent Theodore Roo­sevelt, speak­ing to the Knights of Colum­bus in New York, crit­i­cized na­tive-born Amer­i­cans who iden­ti­fied them­selves by dual na­tion­al­i­ties, say­ing that “a hy­phen­ated Amer­i­can is not an Amer­i­can at all.”

1984

Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Mar­garet Thatcher es­caped an at­tempt on her life when an Ir­ish Repub­li­can Army bomb ex­ploded at a ho­tel in Brighton, Eng­land, killing five peo­ple.

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