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  • 1983 – Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago.
  • 1976 – The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle is obtained by Dr. F. A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C.
  • 1967 – The first game in the history of the American Basketball Association is played as the Anaheim Amigos lose to the Oakland Oaks 134–129 in Oakland, California.
  • 1911 – Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, becomes the first Governor General of Canada of royal descent.
  • 1903 – The Boston Red Sox win the first modern World Series, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth game.
  • 1892 – Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14.
  • 1885 – The Georgia Institute of Technology is founded in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
  • 1881 – First known conversation in modern Hebrew by Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and friends.
  • 1812 – War of 1812: Battle of Queenston Heights: As part of the Niagara campaign in Ontario, Canada, United States forces under General Stephen Van Rensselaer are repulsed from invading Canada by British and native troops led by Sir Isaac Brock.
  • 1793 – French Revolutionary Wars: Austro-Prussian victory over Republican France at the First Battle of Wissembourg
  • 1792 – In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.
  • 1775 – The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (the predecessor organization of the United States Navy).
  • 1773 – The Whirlpool Galaxy is discovered by Charles Messier.

Births

  • 1981 – Taylor Buchholz, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Ashanti, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1978 – Jermaine O'Neal, American basketball player
  • 1977 – Benjamin Clapp, American drummer
  • 1977 – Paul Pierce, American basketball player
  • 1973 – Brian Dawkins, American football player and coach
  • 1973 – Matt Hughes, American wrestler and mixed martial artist
  • 1972 – Summer Sanders, American swimmer and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Billy Bush, American television journalist and radio host
  • 1970 – Serena Altschul, American journalist
  • 1969 – Cady McClain, American actress and singer
  • 1969 – Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater and actress
  • 1968 – Tisha Campbell-Martin, American actress and singer
  • 1967 – Kate Walsh, American actress and producer
  • 1967 – Scott Cooper, American baseball player
  • 1967 – Trevor Hoffman, American baseball player and manager
  • 1966 – Larry Collmus, American sportscaster
  • 1964 – Christopher Judge, American actor and producer
  • 1963 – Chip Foose, American engineer and television host
  • 1963 – Colin Channer, Jamaican-American author and academic
  • 1962 – Jerry Rice, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1962 – Kelly Preston, American actress
  • 1962 – T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh, American actress and author
  • 1961 – Doc Rivers, American basketball player and coach
  • 1960 – Ari Fleischer, American journalist and politician, 24th White House Press Secretary
  • 1960 – Joey Belladonna, American singer-songwriter
  • 1960 – Peter Keisler, American lawyer and politician, United States Attorney General
  • 1960 – Tim Brewster, American football player and coach
  • 1959 – Marie Osmond, American singer, actress, and television spokesperson
  • 1958 – Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells, American bassist and composer
  • 1958 – Maria Cantwell, American lawyer and politician
  • 1957 – Reggie Theus, American basketball player and coach
  • 1956 – Chris Carter, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Don Paige, American runner
  • 1955 – John Ferenzik, American keyboard player, guitarist, and composer
  • 1954 – George Frazier, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1952 – Mundo Earwood, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
  • 1950 – Mollie Katzen, American chef and author
  • 1949 – Tom Mees, American sportscaster (d. 1996)
  • 1947 – Sammy Hagar, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1946 – Lacy J. Dalton, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1944 – Robert Lamm, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
  • 1943 – Peter Sauber, Swiss businessman, founded the Sauber F1 Team
  • 1942 – Bob Bailey, American baseball player and manager
  • 1942 – Jerry Jones, American businessman
  • 1942 – Rutanya Alda, Latvian-American actress
  • 1941 – Paul Simon, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1940 – Pharoah Sanders, American saxophonist and bandleader
  • 1939 – Larry Bowie, American football player (d. 2012)
  • 1939 – Melinda Dillon, American actress
  • 1938 – Shirley Caesar, American gospel singer-songwriter
  • 1935 – Bruce Morrow, American radio host and actor
  • 1935 – Etterlene DeBarge, American singer-songwriter
  • 1932 – Johnny Lytle, American vibraphone player and drummer (d. 1995)
  • 1931 – Eddie Mathews, American baseball player and manager (d. 2001)
  • 1930 – Bruce Geller, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1978)
  • 1929 – Richard Howard, American poet, critic, and translator
  • 1929 – Walasse Ting, Chinese-American painter and poet (d. 2010)
  • 1927 – Lee Konitz, American saxophonist and composer
  • 1926 – Eddie Yost, American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1926 – Ray Brown, American bassist and cellist (d. 2002)
  • 1925 – Lenny Bruce, American comedian and actor (d. 1966)
  • 1924 – Terry Gibbs, American vibraphone player and bandleader
  • 1923 – John C. Champion, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1994)
  • 1922 – Nathaniel Clifton, American athlete (d. 1990)
  • 1920 – Laraine Day, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1919 – Jackie Ronne, American explorer (d. 2009)
  • 1918 – Robert Walker, American actor (d. 1951)
  • 1917 – George Osmond, American talent manager (d. 2007)
  • 1912 – Cornel Wilde, Slovak-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
  • 1909 – Art Tatum, American jazz pianist (d. 1956)
  • 1909 – Herblock, American author and illustrator (d. 2001)
  • 1902 – Arna Bontemps, American librarian, author, and poet (d. 1973)
  • 1900 – Gerald Marks, American composer (d. 1997)
  • 1895 – Mike Gazella, American baseball player and manager (d. 1978)
  • 1891 – Irene Rich, American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1890 – Conrad Richter, American journalist and novelist (d. 1968)
  • 1879 – Edward Hennig, American gymnast (d. 1960)
  • 1876 – Rube Waddell, American baseball player (d. 1914)
  • 1872 – Leon Leonwood Bean, American hunter, businessman, and author, founded L.L.Bean (d. 1967)
  • 1870 – Albert Jay Nock, American theorist, author, and critic (d. 1945)
  • 1825 – Charles Frederick Worth, English fashion designer, founded House of Worth (d. 1895)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Bruce Hyde, American academic (b. 1941)
  • 2015 – Rosalyn Baxandall, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1939)
  • 2014 – John Bradfield, English biologist and businessman, founded Cambridge Science Park (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Margaret Hillert, American author and poet (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Joe Meriweather, American basketball player and coach (b. 1953)
  • 2012 – Gary Collins, American actor (b. 1938)
  • 2011 – Barbara Kent, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1907)
  • 2010 – Vernon Biever, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2009 – Stephen Barnett, American scholar and academic (b. 1935)
  • 2005 – Vivian Malone Jones, American activist (b. 1942)
  • 2002 – Stephen Ambrose, American historian and author (b. 1936)
  • 2000 – Jean Peters, American actress (b. 1926)
  • 1992 – James Marshall, American author and illustrator (b. 1942)
  • 1990 – Hans Namuth, German-American photographer (b. 1915)
  • 1987 – Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
  • 1974 – Ed Sullivan, American journalist and talk show host (b. 1901)
  • 1974 – Otto Binder, American author (b. 1911)
  • 1968 – Bea Benaderet, American actress and voice artist (b. 1906)
  • 1966 – Clifton Webb, American actor and dancer (b. 1889)
  • 1950 – Ernest Haycox, American soldier and author (b. 1899)
  • 1945 – Milton S. Hershey, American businessman, founded The Hershey Company (b. 1857)
  • 1938 – E. C. Segar, American cartoonist, created Popeye (b. 1894)
  • 1930 – T. Alexander Harrison, American painter and educator (b. 1853)
  • 1917 – Florence La Badie, American actress (b. 1888)
  • 1890 – Samuel Freeman Miller, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1816)
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