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Auguste Rodin - Sculptor

Tuesday, Oct 7 2014 by kjfitz
François-Auguste-René Rodin, known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor.



  


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Today in History - October 7

Tuesday, Oct 7 2014 by kjfitz
1893 - The Gold Rush town of Goldfield, AZ received a Post Office.



1959 - An SA-2 missile shot down a Taiwanese Martin RB-57D Canberra over China.



  


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This Week's Birthdays - Week of October 6

Monday, Oct 6 2014 by kjfitz
October 6, 1887 - Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier, a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.



October 7, 1728 - Caesar Rodney, an American lawyer and politician from St. Jones Neck, Delaware.



October 8, 1970 - Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon, an American actor, screenwriter, producer and philanthropist .



October 9, 1944 - John Alec Entwistle, an English bass guitarist, songwriter, singer, horn player, and film and record producer who was best known as the bass player for the rock band The Who.



October 10, 1969 - Brett Lorenzo Favre, a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL).



October 11, 1919 - Arthur "Art" Blakey, known later as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, an American Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer and bandleader.



October 12, 1935 - Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI, an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.



  


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Today in History - October 6

Monday, Oct 6 2014 by kjfitz
2011 - Occupy Portland protests began in Portland, OR.



2011 - The first official game was played at Nicaragua National Football Stadium in Managua, Nicaragua.



  


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Muhammad Ali

Sunday, Oct 5 2014 by kjfitz


  


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Today in History - October 5

Sunday, Oct 5 2014 by kjfitz
1912 - The Adolphus Hotel opened in Dallas, TX.



2007 - National Horseshoe Pitchers Association Hall of Fame & Museum opened in Wentzville, MO.



  


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Bugatti

Saturday, Oct 4 2014 by kjfitz
Automobiles Ettore Bugatti was a French car manufacturer of high-performance automobiles, founded in 1909 in Germany.



  


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Today in History - October 4

Saturday, Oct 4 2014 by kjfitz
1914 - The Memphis Central Train Station opened.



1957 - The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite, into an elliptical low Earth orbit.



  


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Mississippi Blues Trail

Friday, Oct 3 2014 by kjfitz
The Mississippi Blues Trail consists of interpretive markers placed at the most notable historical sites related to the birth, growth and influence of the blues throughout (and in some cases beyond) the state of Mississippi.



  


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Today in History - October 3

Friday, Oct 3 2014 by kjfitz
2002 - The Naruto anime adaptation premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo.



2008 - The Clone Wars television series debuted.



  


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