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Curious Events Day

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Curious Events Day

When : Always October 9th

Curious Events Day kinda peaks one's curiosity. Why does this day exist? Who created it? What curious events are held today? The questions go on, and on, and on......

If you have a questioning and curious mind, this is your day. It encourages you to hold some kind of event that peak's one's curiosity. The topics are broad and seemingly endless, from philosophical subjects, to the existence of aliens. The only requirement is that the event must tantalize, and cater to our curiosity.

We are wondering if you will have a happy Curious Events Day. We think you will!

Origin of Curious Events Day:
We were curious as to the creator, or the origin of this day. Oddly, our curiosity failed to uncover any factual information about this day. We....... wonder....... why!?

This Day in History October 9th

Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land. (1635)

The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. (1701)

War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia. (1812)

Opening of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway, the first public railway on the island of Ireland. (1834)

American Civil War: Battle of Santa Rosa Island – Union troops repel a Confederate attempt to capture Fort Pickens. (1861)

American Civil War: Battle of Tom's Brook – Union cavalrymen in the Shenandoah Valley defeat Confederate forces at Tom's Brook, Virginia. (1864)

A meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute. (1873)

The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public. (1888)

Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated. (1907)

Steamship SS Volturno catches fire in the mid-Atlantic. (1913)

Black Sox scandal: The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series. (1919)

Generators at Boulder Dam (later renamed to Hoover Dam) begin to generate electricity from the Colorado River and transmit it 266 miles to Los Angeles, California. (1936)

World War II: Battle of Britain – During a night-time air raid by the German Luftwaffe, St. Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, England is hit by a bomb. (1940)

The last day of the October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces withdraw back across the Matanikau River after destroying most of the Imperial Japanese Army's 4th Infantry Regiment. (1942)

Parade in NYC for Fleet Admiral Nimitz and 13 USN/USMC Medal of Honor recipients (1945)

In Chicago, the United States National Guard is called in for crowd control as demonstrations continue in connection with the trial of the "Chicago Eight" that began on September 24. (1969)

An official news agency in the Soviet Union reports the landing of a UFO in Voronezh. (1989)

A 13 kilogram (est.) fragment of the Peekskill meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu (1992)

An Amtrak Sunset Limited train is derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona. (1995)

Mission: SPACE opens to the public in the Epcot park at Walt Disney World. The opening ceremony included several astronauts from all eras of space exploration. (2003)

North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device. (2006)

Members of the Pakistani Taliban made a Failed attempt to assassinate Malala Yousafzai on her way home from school. (2012)
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    1594 days ago
  • PMAY0313

    1595 days ago
    Curious minds want to know!
    1595 days ago
    A day for Curious George.

    thanks for the history tidbits. I wonder if this is the Russian version of Area 51.
    "An official news agency in the Soviet Union reports the landing of a UFO in Voronezh. (1989) "
    1595 days ago
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