Friday, October 9, 2009

Momentous Events of Oct. 9

1000: Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland"
1855: Patent filed for 1st calliope
1855: Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor
1876: 1st 2-way telephone conversation
1926: Birth of NBC
1946: 1st electric blanket manufactured
1954: Happy Birthday Scott Bakula
1961: Members of U.S. Communist Party must report themselves to Police
1965: "Yesterday" goes #1 and stays #1 for 4 weeks
1973: Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
1991: Bush declares "total confidence" in nominee Clarence Thomas


Cap'n Bob said...

Note that the same year the first two-way phone call was made Custer lost his life at the Little Big Horn.

Randy Johnson said...

Let me add another notable birthday.

John Winston Lennon in 1940