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Saturday, Oct. 13

285th day of the year

Quotes

"To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects." — Margaret Thatcher

"Every man is the architect of his own fortune." — Appius Claudius

Birthdays

1808 — Henry Haywood Bell, commander (Union Navy), died in 1868

1810 — James Shedden Palmer, commander (Union Navy), died in 1867

1920 — Nipsey Russell, Atlanta, Ga., comedian ("Car 54 Where Are You?" "Barefoot in the Park")

1925 — Margaret Thatcher, Grantham, England, British prime minister (1979-90, Tory)

1947 — Sammy Hagar, Monterey, Calif., rock vocalist (Van Halen, "Jump")

1959 — Marie Osmond, Ogden, Utah, singer and actress ("Paper Roses," "Goin’ Coconuts")

1961 — Jerry Rice, NFL receiver (San Francisco 49ers)

Events

54 — Claudius, Roman emperor, dies

1775 — Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet

1792 — Washington lays cornerstone of the Executive Mansion (White House)

1845 — Texas ratifies a state constitution

1864 — Battle of Dalton, Ga., surrendered

1864 — Battle of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. (Mosby’s Raid)

1870 — Gustav Mahler, 10, gives his first public piano concert

1974 — Ed Sullivan, TV host ("Ed Sullivan Show," "Toast of the Town"), dies at 73

Sunday, Oct. 14

286th day of the year

Quotes

"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the cornfield." — Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), Sept. 11, 1956

"No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown." — William Penn

Birthdays

1644 — William Penn, English Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania

1890 — Dwight D. Eisenhower, Denison, Texas (R), 34th president (1953-1961)

1906 — Hannah Arendt, Germany, historian ("Origins of Totalitarianism")

1910 — John Wooden, basketball coach (UCLA, 10 national championships)

1916 — C. Everett Koop, surgeon general (1981-89)

1939 — Ralph Lauren, fashion designer (Chaps)

Events

1066 — Battle of Hastings, in which William the Conqueror wins England

1834 — First black person to obtain a U.S. patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter

1834 — George Eastman patented paper-strip photographic film

1906 — Paul Cézanne, French painter, dies at 67

1912 — "Bull Moose" Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee

1944 — Erwin Rommel, German field marshal (World War II, Africa), dies at 52, suicide

1947 — Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes first supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)

1959 — Errol Flynn, actor, dies

1962 — U.S. U-2 espionage planes locate missile launchers in Cuba

1964 — Martin Luther King Jr. wins Nobel Peace Prize

1976 — Nobel Prize for economy awarded to Milton Friedman

1977 — Bing Crosby dies of a heart attack at 74, in Madrid, Spain

1979 — NHL’s greatest scorer, Wayne Gretsky, scores his first NHL goal

1980 — Bob Marley’s last concert

1987 — In Midland, Texas, 18-month-old Jessica McClure falls 22 feet down a well

1990 — Leonard Bernstein, composer ("West Side Story"), dies at 72

1996 — Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for first time (6,010)

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