This Date in History Calendar- October 4

In cartoons, Cold War, Religion, television, Vietnam War, Weather on October 9, 2007 by Editor Z

Courtesy:, Wikipedia, and the History Channel

1918: The T.A Gillespe Company Shell Landing plant in Sayervile, New Jersey and claiming the lives of over 100 people. For three days the belches of smoke and blaze of fire would rage on.

1931: A classic icon of the detective genre and the cartoon world sporting, cartoonist’s Chester Gould’s yellow raincoat and hat known as Dick Tracy, priemeres on the pages of newspapers and comic books.

1940: Two members of the axis powers come together,when Nazi German Furher Adolf Hitler and Italian Facist Benito Mussolini, meet at Bremners Pass.

1946: Actress/Activist Susan Sarandon is born.

1950: The most famous beagale in the world of animation makes his debut into American culture, when Charles Schultz’s classic cartoon figure Snoopy makes his first appearance in the cartoon comics section of newspapers.

1957: The cold war goes beyond the confines of earth and into the cosmos when the Soviet Union launches Sputnik I, the first artificial satalite to orbit the earth.

1957: The stereotypical idealistic suburban family the Cleavers come alive when the classic tv series “Leave It to Beaver” first broadcasts on CBS.

1963: Discontent grows in U.S backed South Vietnam, as South Vietnamese millitary Generals begin ploting to oust the represive and inept South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu. A little motre then a month later they would both be gunned down by elements of the South Vietnamese millitary in a coup de tat.

1965: A prominent figure and voice of the catholic faith comes onto the shores of America, arriving in New York Pope Paul VI becomes the first Pope to visit the United States.

1970: Iconic rock singer and colorful figure of the counterculture Janis Joplin dies of a drug overdose at the age of 27.

1993: An infant democracy is racked by inner political turmoil, as tanks besiege a Government building in the Russian Capitol of Moscow where parliment convenes, at the orders of Russia’s president Boris Yelstin, as protesters amass outside the White House and rally against Yeltsin’s actions in the Russian Constitutional Crisis of 1993.


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