OCTOBER 23 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1707 – Parliament of Great Britain met for the first time on the 23rd October 1707.

1850 – The 1st National Women’s Rights Convention began in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States on the 23rd October 1850.

1911 – The first use of aircraft in war was on the 23rd October 1911, when an Italian pilot took off from Libya to observe Turkish army lines during the Turco-Italian War.

1917 – Lenin called for the October Revolution on the 23rd October 1917.

1929 – The 1st North American transcontinental air service began between New York City and Los Angeles, California on the 23rd October 1929.

1940 – Pelé the Brazilian footballer was born on the 23rd October 1940.

1942 – Anita Roddick the English businesswoman, activist and founder of The Body Shop was born on the 23rd October 1942 (died 2007).

1942 –  Ralph Rainger the award-winning composer and songwriter, along with 11 other passengers and crewmen died aboard an American Airlines DC-3 on the 23rd October 1942, when struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber, near Palm Springs, California. Ralph Rainger was best known for his songs Thanks for the Memory, Love in Bloom, and Blue Hawaii.

1949 – Würzel the English singer and guitarist from Motörhead was born on the 23rd October 1949 (died 2011).

1956 – Dwight Yoakam the American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor was born on the 23rd October 1956.

1958 – The Smurfs appeared for the first time in the story La flute à six schtroumpfs, on the 23rd October 1958, a Johan and Peewit adventure by Peyo which was featured in the weekly comic magazine Spirou.

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1959 – “Weird Al” Yankovic the American singer-songwriter and comedian was born on the 23rd October 1959.

1970 – Gary Gabelich set a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame on the 23rd October 1970, fueled with natural gas.

1985Miguel the American recording artist and songwriter was born Miguel Jontel Pimentel on the 23rd October 1985.

Today in History for October 23rd ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

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