TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Post-Tribune - - Local -

In 1886: an earth­quake with an es­ti­mated mag­ni­tude of 7.3 dev­as­tated Charleston, South Carolina, killing at least 60 peo­ple, ac­cord­ing to the U.S. Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey. In 1888: Mary Ann Ni­chols, ap­par­ently the first vic­tim of “Jack the Rip­per,” was found slain in Lon­don’s East End. In 1934: the first Chicago Char­i­ties Col­lege All-Star Game took place at Sol­dier Field as a team of grad­u­ated All-Amer­i­can play­ers from the pre­vi­ous sea­son played the NFL cham­pion Chicago Bears to a score­less tie. In 1941: the ra­dio pro­gram “The Great Gilder­sleeve,” a spinoff from “Fib­ber McGee and Molly” star­ring Harold Peary, de­buted on NBC. In 1954: Hur­ri­cane Carol hit the north­east­ern At­lantic states; Con­necti­cut, Rhode Is­land and part of Mas­sachusetts bore the brunt of the storm, which re­sulted in some 70 deaths. In 1962: the Caribbean na­tion of Trinidad and Tobago be­came inde- pen­dent of Bri­tish colo­nial rule. In 1972: at the Mu­nich Sum­mer Olympics, Amer­i­can swim­mer Mark Spitz won his fourth and fifth gold medals in the 100-me­ter but­ter­fly and 800-me­ter freestyle re­lay; Soviet gym­nast Olga Kor­but won gold medals in floor ex­er­cise and the bal­ance beam.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.