On This Day in History
1728, Explorer Captain James Cook, is born.
1867, Polish chemist, physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, is born.
1885, Last Spike ceremony symbolizing the completion of Canada’s first transcontinental railway.
1908, Dutch capture Venezuelan navy.
1917, Date of the October Revolution by the Gregorian calendar.
1929, NYC Museum of Modern Art opens in the Hecksher Building.
1943, Last scoreless tie in the NFL: Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0.
1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a fourth term of office as President of the United States of America.
1954, In the United States, Armistice Day becomes Veteran’s Day.
1955, Gravel Roads, is born.
1962, NHL goalie from Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada sets NHL record of 503 consecutive games played as goalie.
1982, Liz Taylor divorces her seventh husband, John Warner.
1991, Magic Johnson announces his retirement from the NBA and that he is infected with the HIV virus.
2010, Queen Elizabeth II launches a Facebook page; no “pokes” or “like”s or “friend requests” allowed.
2011, American boxer, Joe Frazier, dies.
I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I’m one year older, everyone else is too”. — Gloria Swanson