Today in his­tory

The Garden Island - - Pau Hana Time -

1492: Ac­cord­ing to the Old Style cal­en­dar, Christo­pher Colum­bus’ ex­pe­di­tion ar­rived in the present-day Ba­hamas. 1792: The first recorded U.S. cel­e­bra­tion of Colum­bus Day was held to mark the tri­cen­ten­nial of Christo­pher Colum­bus’ land­ing. 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. 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.” 1933: Bank rob­ber John Dillinger es­caped from a jail in Allen County, Ohio, with the help of his gang, who killed the sher­iff, Jess Sar­ber. 1942: Dur­ing World War II, Amer­i­can naval forces de­feated the Ja­panese in the Bat­tle of Cape Esper­ance. 1957: The Dr. Seuss Yule­tide tale “How the Grinch Stole Christ­mas!” was first pub­lished by Ran­dom House. 1973: Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon nom­i­nated House mi­nor­ity leader Ger­ald R. Ford of Michi­gan to suc­ceed Spiro T. Agnew as vice pres­i­dent. 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. 1997: Singer John Den­ver was killed in the crash of his pri­vately built air­craft in Mon­terey Bay, Cal­i­for­nia. He was 53. Source: As­so­ci­ated Press

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