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On This Day

October 17

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

1888 Optical Phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison first film format

1919 Radio Corporation of America RCA is incorporated

1939 The premiere of the film Mr. Smith Goes To Washington Director by Frank Capra starring Jean Arthur & James Stewart in Washington, D.C.

1964 The Rolling Stones release the album 12 x 5

1971 The Pittsburgh Pirates Win the World Series In seven games over the Baltimore Orioles.

1974 The Oakland athletics Make it 3 World Series championship In a row This time beating Los Angeles Dodgers in California freeway series.

1978 After being fourteen games behind the during the season The New York Yankees go want to capture The second World Series In a row In six games beating The Los Angeles Dodgers.

1979 The Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series over the Baltimore Orioles in seven games.

1989 The Loma Prieta Earthquake in San Francisco is cancels game 3 of the World Series between the Giants & Oakland Athletics

1995 The NBA Toronto Raptors play their first exhibition game in the Skydome vs Atlanta Hawks

Happy Birthday

1938 Evel Knievel Stuntman, motorcyclist, Daredevil

1943 Catfish Collins guitarist brother of Bootsy Collins played with James Brown, The Houseguests, Funkadelic, & Parliament.

1962 Mike Jude creator of Beavis and Butt-head

1963 Norm MacDonald Stand up Comedian

1968 Ziggy Marley musician son of Bob Marley

1969 Wyclef Jean musician

1972 Eminem Rapper

1981 Holly Holm UFC fighter former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion,

1990 Bianca Bree actress



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