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Oct 22 '13
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
October 22, 1966 – "The Supremes" became the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A’ Go-Go).Originally founded as “The Primettes” in Michigan, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and are, to date, America’s most successful vocal group, having had 12 #1 singles on the “Billboard Hot 100.”

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…

October 22, 1966 –

"The Supremes" became the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A’ Go-Go).

Originally founded as “The Primettes” in Michigan, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and are, to date, America’s most successful vocal group, having had 12 #1 singles on the “Billboard Hot 100.”

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Oct 21 '13
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
October 21, 1945 – 
Women were allowed to vote in France for the first time.According to Wikipedia: “The first elections with female participation (in France) were the municipal elections of 29 April 1945 and the parliamentary elections of 21 October 1945. 
'Indigenous Muslim' women in French Algeria had to wait until a 3 July 1958 decree.”

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October 21, 1945 –

Women were allowed to vote in France for the first time.

According to Wikipedia: “The first elections with female participation (in France) were the municipal elections of 29 April 1945 and the parliamentary elections of 21 October 1945.

'Indigenous Muslim' women in French Algeria had to wait until a 3 July 1958 decree.”

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Oct 20 '13
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
October 20, 1946 – The Democratic Republic of Vietnam declared October 20th to be Vietnam Women’s Day.On this day, roses, post cards, and good wishes are given to Vietnamese women - somewhat like Valentines Day, sans romance.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…

October 20, 1946 –

The Democratic Republic of Vietnam declared October 20th to be Vietnam Women’s Day.

On this day, roses, post cards, and good wishes are given to Vietnamese women - somewhat like Valentines Day, sans romance.

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Oct 18 '13

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…

October 18, 1867 –

Alaska was purchased by the United States of America from Russia for $7.2 million - which estimates out at about 2 cents per acre (Though it did not become a state until 1959 due to population requirements).

At the time Alaska was seen as having little potential worth or profit - being just a distant, cold wilderness to many - and a large number of Americans were initially very displeased over the decision. However, a plethora of natural resources - including oil - were discovered there, and Alaska proved itself to be a large asset to the United States.

This day is celebrated in Alaska every year as “Alaska Day.”

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Oct 17 '13
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
October 17, 1979 – 
Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize.An Albanian born, Indian Roman-Catholic Religious Sister, Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity. This congregation runs orphanages, soup kitchens, children and family counseling programs, schools, and homes/hospices for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy, and tuberculosis.Like Mother Teresa herself, members of the order adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience in addition to “the fourth vow” - to give “Wholehearted and Free service to the poorest of the poor.”

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…

October 17, 1979 –

Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize.

An Albanian born, Indian Roman-Catholic Religious Sister, Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity.
This congregation runs orphanages, soup kitchens, children and family counseling programs, schools, and homes/hospices for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy, and tuberculosis.

Like Mother Teresa herself, members of the order adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience in addition to “the fourth vow” - to give “Wholehearted and Free service to the poorest of the poor.”

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Oct 15 '13
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
October 15, 1951 – 
The first episode of “I Love Lucy” aired on CBS.The show was the first scripted television program to be shot on 35 mm film in front of a studio audience, and won five Emmy Awards and received numerous nominations.  In 2007, it was listed as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME and still remains popular.

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October 15, 1951 –

The first episode of “I Love Lucy” aired on CBS.

The show was the first scripted television program to be shot on 35 mm film in front of a studio audience, and won five Emmy Awards and received numerous nominations.

 In 2007, it was listed as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME and still remains popular.

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Oct 14 '13
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
October 14, 1926 – The children’s book “Winnie-the-Pooh” by A. A. Milne was first published.Also called “Pooh Bear,” the honey-loving bear was named after the young Christopher Robin Milne’s favorite teddy bear, “Winnie” - as were most of the characters in his books.Interestingly, “Winnie the Pooh” has inspired multiple texts to explain complex philosophical ideas - two of the arguably most famous being Benjamin Hoff’s “The Tao of Pooh” and “The Te of Piglet” to explain Taoism.

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October 14, 1926 –

The children’s book “Winnie-the-Pooh” by A. A. Milne was first published.

Also called “Pooh Bear,” the honey-loving bear was named after the young Christopher Robin Milne’s favorite teddy bear, “Winnie” - as were most of the characters in his books.

Interestingly, “Winnie the Pooh” has inspired multiple texts to explain complex philosophical ideas - two of the arguably most famous being Benjamin Hoff’s “The Tao of Pooh” and “The Te of Piglet” to explain Taoism.

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Oct 13 '13
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…October 13, 1958 – "Paddington Bear" - a classic character from English children’s literature, made his debut.Paddington Bear is an impeccably polite bear from “darkest Peru” who has an “endless capacity for getting into trouble” in spite of his kindly and hard-working efforts.Having featured in more than 70 books which have been translated into more than 30 languages, has become a classic character not only in English literature, but well-recognized all over the world.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
October 13, 1958 –
"Paddington Bear" - a classic character from English children’s literature, made his debut.

Paddington Bear is an impeccably polite bear from “darkest Peru” who has an “endless capacity for getting into trouble” in spite of his kindly and hard-working efforts.

Having featured in more than 70 books which have been translated into more than 30 languages, has become a classic character not only in English literature, but well-recognized all over the world.

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Oct 13 '13
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
October 12, 1692 – 
The infamous Salem witch trials ended.
The trials were a series of “hearings” and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in the colonial United States.
Though the trials in and of themselves are not a unique event, but they are one of the United States’s most notorious cases of mass hysteria.
The Salem Witch Trials have been used in political rhetoric and popular literature as a caution against the dangers of isolationism, religious extremism, false accusations and lapses in due process, amongst other topics.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…

October 12, 1692 –

The infamous Salem witch trials ended.

The trials were a series of “hearings” and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in the colonial United States.

Though the trials in and of themselves are not a unique event, but they are one of the United States’s most notorious cases of mass hysteria.

The Salem Witch Trials have been used in political rhetoric and popular literature as a caution against the dangers of isolationism, religious extremism, false accusations and lapses in due process, amongst other topics.

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Oct 11 '13
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
October 11, 1975 – 
The NBC sketch comedy/variety show “Saturday Night Live” debuted under the original title “NBC’s Saturday Night” with George Carlin as the host and with Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests.Since then, SNL has aired 747 episodes over a period of 38 years and is on its 39th season, making it one of the longest-running network television programs in the United States.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…

October 11, 1975 –

The NBC sketch comedy/variety show “Saturday Night Live” debuted under the original title “NBC’s Saturday Night” with George Carlin as the host and with Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests.

Since then, SNL has aired 747 episodes over a period of 38 years and is on its 39th season, making it one of the longest-running network television programs in the United States.

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