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Today in History

October 20


1803   United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase to buy most of what is now called the Midwest.

1935   The armies of the Communist Party of China complete a 4000 mile, year long retreat called The Long March.

1955   The Return of the King, the final book in the The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is published.

1973   The first episode of The Six Million Dollar Man airs on TV.

Famous Birthdays:

1632   Christopher Wren (British Architect)

1931   Mickey Mantle (Baseball Player)

1950   Tom Petty (Musician)

1958   Viggo Mortensen (Actor - Lord of the Rings Trilogy)

1971   Snoop Dogg (Rapper)

1979   John Krasinski (TV Actor - The Office)

Today in History Archive:

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