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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    October 3rd

    in 1283, Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.

    in 1615, Marin le Bourgeoys invents the flintlock mechanism for rifles

    in 1849, American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.

    in 1862, US Civil War: Battle of Corinth, Mississippi; Skirmish at Bardstown, Kentucky

    in 1863, President Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day


    In 1941, The Maltese Falcon is released in theaters

    in 1974, Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

    In 1990, West Germany and East Germany ended 45 years of postwar division, declaring the creation of a new unified country.

    in 1993, Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organization in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting. The book & movie Blackhawk Down is an account of the battle.

    in 1995, O.J Simpson was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman

    in 2008, OJ Simpson was found guilty of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    October 4th

    in 1777, U.S. Revolutionary War: At Germantown, PA Patriot forces and British forces both suffer heavy losses in battle. The battle was seen as British victory, which actually served as a moral boost to the Americans.

    in 1854, Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair

    in 1883, The first run of the Orient Express, linking Turkey to Europe by rail

    in 1923, Actor, Civil Rights activist and President of the NRA Charlton Heston was born

    in 1931, Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts

    in 1944, WWII: British troops land on Greek continent

    in 1997, The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken.

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    October 5th

    in 1789, French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles to confront King Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris


    in 1813 - Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee Indians was killed at the Battle of Thames when American forces defeated the British and the allied Indian warriors.

    in 1877 - Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians surrendered to the U.S. Army after a 1,000-mile retreat towards the Canadian border.

    in 1892 - Coffeyville Kansas Raid, townspeople prevented the Dalton Gang from robbing two banks

    in 1914 - The first aerial combat results in a kill during WWI

    in 1915 - Bulgaria enters WWI as one of the Central Powers

    in 1962 - Dr. No, the 1st James Bond film, debuts at the London Pavilion

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    October 6th

    in 1781, Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; the last battle of Revolutionary War

    in 1866, the Reno gang carries out the first robbery of a moving train in the U.S., making off with over $10,000 from an Ohio & Mississippi train in Jackson County, Indiana

    in 1884, Naval War College forms in Newport RI

    in 1889, The famous cabaret Moulin Rogue opens in Paris

    in 1943, WWII: Battle at Vella Lavella, Solomon Island

    In 1949, Ruger ships its first batch of guns

    in 1951, Stalin proclaims Russia has the atom bomb

    in 1961, President Kennedy advises Americans to build fallout shelters

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    October 7th

    in 1763 - King George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north & west of Alleghenies to white settlement

    in 1765 - Stamp Act Congress convenes in NY

    in 1879, John Moses Browning is issued the first of his 128 firearms patents

    in 1950 - US forces invade (North) Korea by crossing 38th parallel

    In 1985, Islamic gunmen hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in the Mediterranean with more than 400 people aboard.

    in 2001, The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    October 8th

    in 1633, Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its 1st government


    in 1862, Otto Von Bismark becomes chancellor of the German Empire


    in 1871, The Great Chicago Fire erupted in a small barn off Decoven Street, 4 sq miles of city, including 17,450 buildings were destroyed, it left 100,000 people homeless and 300 people dead. The original Emancipation Proclamation was also lost in the blaze.




    in 1915, WWI: Battle of Loos WWI, almost 430,000 French, British & Germans killed

    in 1917, Communist Leon Trotsky is named chairman of the Petrograd Soviet as Bolsheviks gain control

    in 1918, in WWI: Sgt Alvin York killed 25 (with his M1903 & M1911) and then captured another 132 Germans with an empty Colt 1911 Pistol

    in 1934, Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Charles Lindbergh's son

    in 1939, WWII: Germany annexes Western Poland, having invaded it just a month earlier

    in 1942, WWII: Fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey's book "Into the Valley" is written about this battle)

    in 1957, Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years

    in 1967, Communist Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.


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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    October 9th

    in 1000AD, Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada)

    in 1635, Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony

    in 1701, Collegiate School of Connecticut (Yale U), is chartered in New Haven


    in 1760, 7 Year's War: Russian and Austrian forces occupy Berlin

    in 1806, Prussia (Germany) declares war on France.


    in 1847, Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker dies during the Mexican-American war

    in 1863, US Civil War: Battle of Brady Station, VA (Culpeper Court House, Bristoe Station)

    in 1864, US Civil War: Battle of Tom's Brook; Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is beaten by General Custer & Merrit's cavalry divisions


    in 1914, WWI: German troops take Antwerp

    In 1967, Latin American guerrilla leader Che Guevara was executed in Bolivia while attempting to incite revolution.

    In 1999, The last flight of the SR-71 Blackbird

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    October 10th

    in 1780, The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean

    in 1802, 1st non Native American settlement in Oklahoma

    in 1845, Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis

    in 1868, Cuba revolts for independence against Spain

    in 1886, 1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY

    in 1944, WWII: US forces take Okinawa

    in 1954, Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops

    in 1985, US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody

    in 2010, Hunter, bullet maker and gun maker John Nosler dies

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    October 11th

    in 1614, New Netherland Co, established 1st trading post on Manhattan Island

    in 1809, Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.

    In 1823, Mountain Man Hugh Glass arrives at Ft Kiowa, after being mauled by a bear, left for dead and crawling/rafting 250 miles, the story is later made into the movie: The Revenant


    in 1863, US Civil War: Skirmish at Rheatown/Henderson's Mill, Tennessee

    in 1942, WWII: The Battle of Cape Esperance was fought off the northwest coast of Guadalcanal

    in 1922, 1st woman FBI "special investigator" appointed (Alaska Davidson)

    in 1975, "Saturday Night Live" premieres with guest host George Carlin

    in 1983, Last hand-cranked telephones US went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial

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    Re: On This Day in Firearms History

    October 12th

    in 1492, Christopher Columbus discovers the new world (makes sight of the Bahamas)


    in 1654, The Delft Thunderclap (gunpowder explosion) devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100.


    in 1692, The Plymouth colony discontinues the Witch Trials

    in 1792, First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York

    in 1839, Gun importer Charles Daly is born

    in 1858, Col. Isaac Newton Lewis, creator of the Lewis Gun, is born

    in 1861, US Civil War: Confederate ironclad Manassas attack Union's Richmond on Mississippi

    in 1862, US Civil War: Skirmish at Monocacy, Maryland

    In 1870, Gen. Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Va., at age 63.

    in 1892, US Pledge of Allegiance first recited in public schools on Columbus Day

    in 1901, Theodore Roosevelt renames "Executive Mansion, "The White House"

    in 1915, Theodore Roosevelt criticizes US citizens who identify themselves, with dual nationalities

    in 1933, John Dillinger escapes from Allen County, OH, jail; on the same day Gangster George Francis Barnes, aka Machine Gun Kelly, is sentenced to life imprisonment

    in 1941, WWII: Russian government moves from Moscow to Volga as Nazis close in on Moscow

    in 1942, WWII: US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance

    in 1960, Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev bangs his shoe on his desk at UN General Assembly session; Japanese Communist Inejiro Asanuma is assassinated on live TV in Japan

    in 1962, Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages

    in 1978, Sid Vicious charged with murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen

    in 2000, The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 U.S. Servicemen and wounding at least 39

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