GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, October 16, the 290th day of 2016 with 76 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:58 and sunset is @ 6:01. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mercury
Neptune & Saturn.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1701 – The Collegiate School was founded in Killingworth, CT. The school moved to New Haven in 1745 and changed its name to Yale College. 

1793 – During the French Revolution, Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded after being convicted of treason. 

1829 – In Boston, MA, the first modern hotel in America opened. The Tremont Hotel had 170 rooms that rented for $2 a day and included four meals. 

1859 – Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harper’s Ferry, VA (now located in West Virginia). 

1869 – A hotel in Boston became the first in the U.S. to install indoor plumbing. 

1916 – Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in New York City, NY. 

1923 – Walt Disney contracted with M.J. Winkler to distribute the Alice Comedies. This event is recognized as the start of the Disney Company. 

Disney movies, music and books 

1928 – Marvin Pipkin received a patent for the frosted electric light bulb. 

1939 – “Right To Happiness” debuted on the NBC-Blue network. 

1939 – “The Man Who Came to Dinner” opened on Broadway. 

1941 – The Nazis advanced to within 60 miles of Moscow. Romanians entered Odessa, USSR, and began exterminating 150,000 Jews. 

1942 – The ballet “Rodeo” premiered in New York City. 

1943 – Chicago’s new subway system was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

1944 – “The Robe,” by Lloyd Douglas, was published for the first time. 

1945 – “His Honor the Barber” debuted on NBC Radio. 

1955 – Mrs. Jules Lederer replaced Ruth Crowley in newspapers using the name Ann Landers. 

1962 – U.S. President Kennedy was informed that there were missile bases in Cuba, beginning the Cuban missile crisis. 

1964 – China detonated its first atomic bomb becoming the world’s fifth nuclear power. 

1967 – NATO headquarters opened in Brussels.

1970 – Anwar Sadat was elected president of Egypt to succeed Gamal Abdel Nassar. 

1973 – Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. The Vietnamese official declined the award. 

1982 – China announced that it had successfully fired a ballistic missile from a submarine. 

1987 – Rescuers freed Jessica McClure from the abandoned well that she had fallen into in Midland, TX. The was trapped for 58 hours. 

1989 – U.S. President George H.W. Bush signed the Gramm-Rudman budget reduction law that ordered federal programs be cut by $16.1 billion. 

1990 – Comedian Steve Martin and his wife Victoria Tennant visited U.S. soldiers in Saudi Arabia. 

1993 – The U.N. Security Council approved the deployment of U.S. warships to enforce a blockade on Haiti to increase pressure on the controlling military leaders. 

1994 – German Chancellor Helmut Kohl was re-elected to a fourth term. 

1995 – The “Million Man March” took place in Washington, DC. 

1997 – Charles M. Schulz and his wife Jeannie announced that they would give $1 million toward the construction of a D-Day memorial to be placed in Virginia. 

2000 – It was announced that Chevron Corp. would be buying Texaco Inc. for $35 billion. The combined company was called Chevron Texaco Corp. and became the 4th largest oil company in the world. 

2002 – It was reported that North Korea had told the U.S. that it had a secret nuclear weapons program in violation of an 1994 agreement with the U.S. 

2002 – The Arthur Andersen accounting firm was sentenced to five years probation and fined $500,000 for obstructing a federeal investigation of the energy company Enron. 

2008 – The iTunes Music Store reached 200 billion television episodes sold.

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