October 9, 2022 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

768 Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks

1000 Leif Ericson discovers “Vinland” (possibly L’Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America

1446 The Hangul (Korean) alphabet is first published in Korea by King Sejong the Great

1831 Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Head of State of modern Greece, assassinated in Nafplion

1941 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves an atomic program that would become the Manhattan Project

2006 North Korea conducts its first nuclear test, with an estimated yield of between 0.4-2 kilotons

Today’s Historical Events

768 Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks

869 Charles the Bald crowned king of Lotharingen

1000 Leif Ericson discovers “Vinland” (possibly L’Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America

1192 Richard I of England, the Lion Heart, leaves Jerusalem in disguise

1200 12-year-old French noblewoman Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England to King John in Westminster Abbey

1238 James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia

1290 Last of 16,000 Jews expelled by King Edward I leave England

1410 Earliest mention of Prague’s astronomical clock, the world’s oldest still in operation, built by Mikuláš of Kadaň and Jan Šindel

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1915 Louis Kaufmans comedy “Unchastened Woman” premieres in New York City

1926 NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms

1948 WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting

1968 WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

1969 The Supremes release single “Someday We’ll Be Together”, Diana Ross‘ last recording with the group

1986 “The Late Show with Joan Rivers” premieres on Fox, first woman to host a US late-night TV talk show

1992 Action thriller film “Under Siege” directed by Andrew Davis starring Steven Seagal in his most famous role is released

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1855 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents first calliope (steam powered musical instrument)

1929 George Kaufman & Ring Lardner’s musical “June Moon” premieres in NYC

1947 Julie Styne and Sammy Cahn’s musical “High Button Shoes” premieres at the New Century Theatre, NYC (later transferred to the Shubert, then to The Broadway Theatre, NYC; runs for 727 performances

1949 English ballerina Margot Fonteyn debuts in America with her performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York

1965 Beatles’ “Yesterday” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks

1972 “Dude” opens at Broadway Theater, NYC; runs for 16 performances

1976 “Robber Bridegroom” opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances

1978 12th Country Music Association Award: Dolly PartonCrystal Gayle, and Don Williams win

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1905 First league sanctioned Baseball World Series begins; New York Giants (NL) beat Philadelphia A’s (AL), 3-0 in Game 1 at Columbia Park

1909 Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game

1910 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting average with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown’s 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won

1915 Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game

1919 Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds beat Chicago White Sox, 10-5 at Comiskey Park for a 5-3 series victory; due to ‘Black Sox Scandal’ last WS to take place without a Commissioner of Baseball in place

1921 Babe Ruth‘s 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays

1928 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat St. Louis Cardinals, 7-3 at Sportsman’s Park to become first to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits smashes 3 HRs for Yanks

1934 Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals rout Detroit Tigers, 11-0 at Navin Field to clinch 4 games to 3 series victory and 3rd championship