Monday, October 5, 2015
This Day in History ~ October 5 ~ by Jamie Hill
1930 Great Britons largest dirigible the R-101 Airship crashes in Beauvais, France, killing all on board.
1933 Machine Gun Kelly has pleaded not guilty to charges of a being a co conspirator in the Urschel kidnapping.
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus makes its debut on BBC Television, there were only 45 episodes aired over four seasons featuring the zany comedy sketches with John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Eric Idle.
2011 Visionary co-founder of Apple Computers, Steve Jobs, died after battling pancreatic cancer for several years. The 56-year-old former CEO had resigned prior to his death leading to speculation that his health had made a turn for the worse. Fans of him and his company immediately set up memorials and tributes at Apple stores and on the internet upon hearing the news.
And just because they're interesting, here are two Oct. 2 facts: Elvis Presley performed only once on Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry stage, on Oct. 2, 1954.
The first “Peanuts” comic strip written by Charles Schulz was published on Oct. 2, 1950.
Some general trivia: University of Chicago researchers have found that people born in the fall have the highest chance of living to be 100 years old.
And finally, according to a national survey done by the US Social Security Administration of 12,000 Americans the most common date of birth was Oct. 5.
There, now doesn't that make today feel so much more special?
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Until next time, have a great October!
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