TODAY IN HIS­TORY

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

TODAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Oct. 16, 1916

Planned Par­ent­hood had its be­gin­nings as Mar­garet Sanger and her sis­ter, Ethel Byrne, opened the first birth con­trol clinic in Brook­lyn, New York. (The clinic was raided nine days later by po­lice who ar­rested Sanger, Byrne and Rus­sian-born in­ter­preter Fa­nia Min­dell.)

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1793

Dur­ing the French Revo­lu­tion, Marie An­toinette, the queen of France, was be­headed.

1859

Rad­i­cal abo­li­tion­ist John Brown led a group of 21 men in a raid on Harpers Ferry in west­ern Vir­ginia. (Ten of Brown’s men were killed and five es­caped. Brown and six fol­low­ers were cap­tured; all were ex­e­cuted.)

1969

The New York Mets capped their mir­a­cle sea­son by win­ning the World Series, de­feat­ing the Bal­ti­more Ori­oles, 5-3, in Game 5 played at Shea Sta­dium.

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