Historic Anniversaries this Week
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Historical Anniversaries this Week

October 21

Events (150 years ago today): 1867 - The Medicine Lodge Treaty is signed by southern Great Plains Indian leaders. The treaty requires Native American Plains tribes to relocate to a reservation in western Oklahoma.

Events (50 years ago today): 1967 - Vietnam War: More than 100,000 war protesters gather in Washington, D.C.. Similar demonstrations occur simultaneously in Japan and Western Europe.

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Dizzy Gillespie, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1993)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Georgi Dakov, Bulgarian high jumper (d. 1996)

October 22

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Joan Fontaine, British-American actress (d. 2013)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Salvatore Di Vittorio, Italian composer and conductor

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1917 - Bob Fitzsimmons, English-American boxer (b. 1863)

October 23

Events (150 years ago today): 1867 - Seventy-two Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.

Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - Lenin calls for the October Revolution.

Events (0 years ago today): 2017 - The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017 is scheduled to be held in London, England.

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Births (200 years ago today): 1817 - Pierre Larousse, French lexicographer and author (d. 1875)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Dale Crover, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1867 - Franz Bopp, German linguist and academic (b. 1791)

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1917 - Eugčne Grasset, Swiss illustrator (b. 1845)

October 24

Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - Battle of Caporetto; Italy suffers a catastrophic defeat by the forces of Austria-Hungary and Germany on the Austro-Italian front of World War I (lasts until 19 November - also called Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo).

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Marie Foster, American activist (d. 2003)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Ian Bishop, Trinidadian cricketer and sportscaster

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1917 - James Carroll Beckwith, American painter and academic (b. 1852)

Commemorations:
United Nations Day
World Development Information Day

October 25

Births (250 years ago today): 1767 - Benjamin Constant, Swiss-French philosopher and politician (d. 1830)

Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - Józef Dowbor-Mu?nicki, Polish general (d. 1937)

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Lee MacPhail, American baseball player and manager (d. 2012)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1967 - Margaret Ayer Barnes, American author and playwright (b. 1886)

October 26

Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - World War I: Battle of Caporetto; Italy suffers a catastrophic defeat to the forces of Austria-Hungary and Germany. The young unknown Oberleutnant Erwin Rommel captures Mount Matajur with only 100 Germans against a force of over 7000 Italians.

Events (50 years ago today): 1967 - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowns himself Emperor of Iran and then crowns his wife Farah Empress of Iran.

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Douglas Alexander, Scottish lawyer and politician, former Minister of State for Europe

Deaths (300 years ago today): 1717 - Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester (b. 1657)

Deaths (200 years ago today): 1817 - Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Dutch-Austrian chemist and botanist (b. 1727)

October 27

Events (50 years ago today): 1967 - Catholic priest Philip Berrigan and others of the 'Baltimore Four' protest the Vietnam War by pouring blood on Selective Service records.

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Augustine Harris, English bishop (d. 2007)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Steve Almond, American author and educator

Deaths (400 years ago today): 1617 - Ralph Winwood, English lawyer and politician, English Secretary of State (b. 1563)

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1917 - Arthur Rhys-Davids, English lieutenant and pilot (b. 1897)

Commemorations:
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

 


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