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Sherbrooke Record - - CLASSIFIED -

WED­NES­DAY, OC­TO­BER 10, 2018

To­day is the 283rd day of 2018 and the 19th day of au­tumn.

TO­DAY’S HIS­TORY:

In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy (then known as the U.S. Naval School) opened in An­napo­lis, Mary­land.

In 1957, the core of a nu­clear re­ac­tor caught fire in Cum­bria, Eng­land.

In 1973, Spiro Agnew re­signed the vice pres­i­dency af­ter be­ing charged with tax eva­sion.

In 2002, the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives voted to give Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush au­thor­ity to use mil­i­tary force in Iraq.

TO­DAY’S BIRTH­DAYS:

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), com­poser; He­len Hayes (1900-1993), ac­tress; Th­elo­nious Monk (1917-1982), jazz pi­anist/com­poser; Harold Pin­ter (1930-2008), di­rec­tor/play­wright; Ben Vereen (1946- ), ac­tor/singer/dancer; David Lee Roth (1954- ), singer-song­writer; Bradley Whit­ford (1959- ), ac­tor; Michael Gi­acchino (1967- ), com­poser; Brett Favre (1969- ), foot­ball player; Dale Earn­hardt Jr. (1974- ), race car driver; Aimee Tee­gar­den (1989- ), ac­tress.

The Lon­don Bridge that had spanned the River Thames in Lon­don since 1831 was dis­as­sem­bled in 1967 and re­con­structed in Lake Havasu City, Ari­zona. It opened there on this day in 1971.

In 1920, Cleve­land In­di­ans Bill Wamb­s­ganss and Elmer Smith per­formed the first unas­sisted triple play and hit the first grand slam, re­spec­tively, in World Se­ries his­tory, in Game 5 against the New York Yan­kees.

TO­DAY’S FACT: TO­DAY’S SPORTS: TO­DAY’S QUOTE:

“The au­thor’s po­si­tion is an odd one. In a sense he is not wel­comed by his char­ac­ters. They re­sist him, they are not easy to live with.” — Harold Pin­ter, “Art, Truth and Pol­i­tics”

TO­DAY’S NUM­BER:

361,169 — share­hold­ers in the Green Bay Pack­ers in 2018. It is the only pub­licly owned NFL fran­chise.

TO­DAY’S MOON:

Be­tween new moon (Oct. 8) and first quar­ter moon (Oct. 16).

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