TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) - - KICKOFF -

Oct. 12, 1492

(Ac­cord­ing to the Old Style calendar), Christo­pher Colum­bus’ ex­pe­di­tion ar­rived in the present-day Ba­hamas.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1792

The first recorded U.S. cel­e­bra­tion of Colum­bus Day was held to mark the tri­cen­ten­nial of Christo­pher Colum­bus’ land­ing.

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.”

1957

The Dr. Seuss Yule­tide tale “How the Grinch Stole Christ­mas!” was first pub­lished by Ran­dom House.

1997

Singer John Den­ver was killed in the crash of his pri­vately built air­craft in Mon­terey Bay, Cal­i­for­nia; he was 53.

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