Sun, Oct 11

2006—Nine years
after she was hit by a lampost knocked over by a Macy’s parade balloon,
Kathleen Caronna’s Manhattan apartment burns after being struck by Yankees
pitcher Cory Lidle’s Cirrus airplane.

2003—Red Sox
pitcher Pedro Martinez, 33, gives Yankee coach Don Zimmer a shove, knocking the
72-year old Zimmer to the ground.

2002—The U.S. Senate
approves the error made yesterday by the House.

1991—Anita Hill
testifies before Congress that she was sexually harassed by her former boss,
Supreme Court Justice-to-be Clarence Thomas.

1973—Henry
Kissinger tells Brent Scowcroft that President Nixon can’t take a call from the
British Prime Minister because he’s too “loaded.”

1963—NSAM 263
lays out JFK’s (secret) plan: get out of Vietnam. Six weeks later he and his
plan are dead.

1960—At the
podium, in the UN, Nikita Khrushchev drives his point home with a shoe.

1954—The French
driven out, the Viet Minh take over North Vietnam.

1945—Mao’s
Red Army goes to war against Chiang Kai-Shek’s kleptocracy.

1937—Physicians
warn the AMA that Massengil’s new miracle drug “Elixir Sulfanilamide” is
causing their patients to die in agony.

1809—At
Grinder’s Stand, a tavern, Meriwether Lewis cuts his wrists and shoots himself
twice—according to the official version of events.

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