Today is Tuesday, October 13th. It’s National M&M Day, National Train Your Brain Day, Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, National No Bra Day, International Skeptics Day, Navy’s Birthday, Treat Yo’ Self Day, National Transfer Money to Your Son Day, National “That’s What She Said” Day, and Silly Sayings Day
There are 17 days until SIU football plays SEMO in the War For The Wheel Game
There are 18 days until Halloween
There are 19 days remaining until Daylight Saving Time ends
There are 44 days until Thanksgiving
There are 73 days until Christmas
Today is the day that…
— in 1775, The US Navy was founded
— in 1792, the cornerstone for the Executive Mansion (The White House) was laid
— also in 1792, the “Old Farmer’s Almanac” is first published
— in 1941, singer-songwriter Paul Simon is born in Newark, New Jersey
— in 1947, Sammy Hagar is born in Salinas, California
— in 1963, the phrase “Beatlemania” was coined after a UK nationally televised Beatles appearance at the London Palladium
— in 1974, Renowned television host Ed Sullivan dies of esophageal cancer at the age of 73
— in 1978, Billy Joel releases the album 52nd Street
— also in 1978, Queen release their “Fat Bottomed Girls”/”Bicycle Race” single, featuring a cover photo that controversially combines imagery from both songs
— in 1983, Ameritech Mobile Communications launches the first cellular network in the US in Chicago
— in 1985, During the NLCS, Cardinals rookie outfielder Vince Coleman is injured stretching before game as his left leg is caught in Busch Stadium’s automated tarpaulin
— in 1986, Neil Young headlines the first Bridge School benefit concert in support of education for children with verbal and physical disabilities. The all-acoustic concert features performances by Buce Springsteen, Don Henley, Tom Petty, and a reunited Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
— in 1987, Sting releases his second solo album, …Nothing Like the Sun
— in 1992, Prince releases an album with a symbol on the cover that later becomes his name
— in 1998, The NBA canceled the first two weeks of its regular season because of a lockout
— in 1999, The JonBenet Ramsey grand jury was dismissed after 13 months of work because prosecutors said there wasn’t enough evidence to charge anyone
— in 2008, In a video message on his website, Ringo Starr announced that he no longer had time to sign autographs and asked fans not to send him any mail at all.
— in 2010, the Copiapo mining accident in Chile ended when all 33 miners arrived at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground
— in 2016, Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
— and in 2019, Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in history when she wins a record 25th medal at the World Championships in Germany
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