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Today In History - October 23rd
« on: October 23, 2014, 11:03:21 AM »

4004 BC       According to 17th century divine James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, and Dr. John Lightfoot of Cambridge, the world was created on this day, a Sunday, at 9 a.m.

1641       Rebellion in Ireland. Catholics, under Phelim O'Neil, rise against the Protestants and massacred men, women and children to the number of 40,000 (some say 100,000).

1694       American colonial forces led by Sir William Phips, fail in their attempt to seize Quebec.

1707       The first Parliament of Great Britain meets.

1783       Virginia emancipates slaves who fought for independence during the Revolutionary War.

1861       President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C. for all military-related cases.

1918       President Wilson feels satisfied that the Germans are accepting his armistice terms and agrees to transmit their request for an armistice to the Allies. The Germans have agreed to suspend submarine warfare, cease inhumane practices such as the use of poison gas, and withdraw troops back into Germany.

1929       The first transcontinental air service begins from New York to Los Angeles.

1942       The Western Task Force, destined for North Africa, departs from Hampton Roads, Virginia.

1952       The Nobel Prize for Medicine is awarded to Ukranian-born microbiologist Selmart A. Waksman for his discovery of an effective treatment of tuberculosis.

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