Miles Coverdale (manos74) wrote,
Miles Coverdale
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The Wikipedia Meme

For my birthday, October 30:

Events:

1831 - In Southampton County, Virginia, escaped slave Nat Turner is captured and arrested for leading the bloodiest slave revolt in United States history.

1938 - Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing a nationwide panic.

1974 - "The Rumble in the Jungle": Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire to regain the World Heavyweight Boxing championship.


Births:

1735 - John Adams, American revolutionary leader and President of the United States (d. 1826)

1885 - Ezra Pound, American poet (d. 1972)

1965 - Gavin Rossdale, English musician


Deaths:

1968 - Rose Wilder Lane, American journalist and author (b. 1886)

1975 - Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

2000 - Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)
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