TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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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.

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.

1997

Singer John Den­ver was killed in the crash of his pri­vately built air­craft in Mon­terey Bay. He was 53.

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