This Day in History

Today is Tuesday, October 23rd, the 296th day of the year.  There are 69 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1915, 25-thousand women marched in New York City demanding the right to vote.

In 1941, Walt Disney's animated classic "Dumbo" was released in theaters across the U.S..

In 1950, actor Al Jolson died at the age of 64. 

In 1962, 12-year-old Steveland Morris Judkins recorded his first single, "Thank You for Loving Me All the Way," for Motown Records.  He later became known as Little Stevie Wonder.

In 1973, President Richard Nixon agreed to turn over White House tape recordings to Watergate judge John Sirica.

In 1978,  a forest fire burned singer Neil Young's house to the ground.

In 1979, Monty Python's "Life of Brian" opened in theaters across the U.S..

In 1983, 237 U.S. Marines stationed in Lebanon were killed when a suicide truck bomber crashed into the U.S. compound at Beirut International Airport.

In 1991, despite the charges of sexual harassment brought by Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas was sworn in as the nation's 106th Supreme Court Justice.

In 1995, former Selena fan club president Yolanda Saldivar was convicted of murdering the Tejano music star outside of a Texas motel on March 31, 1995. 

In 1998, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed a breakthrough land-for-peace agreement at the White House.

In 2004, pop singer Ashlee Simpson created a media buzz after a performance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" when it was revealed during a musical miscue that she was using a pre-recorded vocal track in her supposed live performance.  Simpson later said she had to use guided vocals to lip-sync the performance because she had lost her voice that day.

In 2015, ESPN pulled its content from YouTube over rights issues. 


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