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Gas Mask Patent

An invention whose basic concept is still being used to save lives today was patented on October ... more

Steve Bartman's Cubs Catch

It was a mid-October day in 2003 when the Chicago Cubs were five outs away from their first World ... more

Don Larsen's Perfect Game

A moment of greatness came for New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen on October 8, 1956. The series ... more

Enzo Ferrari

Enzo Ferrari, the man behind the brand that invokes style, status and speed, made his debut as ... more

Edison's Light Bulb

Thomas Edison’s most famous innovation created light that’s used in everyday life. Edison ... more

Al Capone Convicted

It took two years to get him but Al Capone was finally convicted in October 1931. The gangster’s ... more

Jack Dempsey Long Count

A forgotten rule of the game became one of the most controversial rematches in boxing history. ... more

General MacArthur's Promise

General Douglas MacArthur made good on a promise when he returned to the Philippines on October ... more

Dalton Gang

The Dalton Gang, former lawmen turned train robbers, were on the lam with a $15,000 bounty on ... more

Robots in Popular Entertainment

The world’s fascination with robots has been around since 1495 when it’s believed Leonardo ... more

Fosbury Flop

Twenty-one-year-old Dick Fosbury changed the high jump on October 20, 1968. His backward facing ... more

First Mid-Season Major League Baseball Strike

1981 saw the first mid-season baseball strike in history. The last eight games of the exhibition ... more

Chrysler Odometer Fraud

For nearly 40 years Chrysler sold cars with tampered odometers. It was common practice for Chrysler ... more

26th Amendment & Voting Age

The 26th amendment set a national uniform voting age for men and women of all races and ethnicities ... more

Quiz Show Scandal

It was 1950’s “must-see TV,” the era of television quiz shows. The programs were a showcase ... more

Ubiquitous Blue Mailbox Patent

The quintessential blue mailbox is an invention that’s pretty much remained the same for more ... more

Killer Smog in Donora, Pennsylvania

A small milling town in Pennsylvania was submerged in killer smog in October 1948. Donora, Pennsylvania, ... more

First Roller Coaster

A former coal-carrying railway in Pennsylvania became the inspiration for America’s first roller ... more
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