Social Media Ideas Generator 28 October
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On this day in 1998: An Air China jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan. After landing the plane safely, Yuan Bin is arrested.
On this day in 1998: An Air China jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.
On this day in 1997: The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains a record 337.17 to 7,498.32. One billion shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange for the first time ever.
On this day in 1997: The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains a record 337.17 points to close at 7,498.32.
On this day in 1995: The Atlanta Braves defeat the Cleveland Indians to win the World Series.
On this day in 1995: Fire breaks out on a crowded metro train in Baku, Azerbaijan killing more than 300 passengers. This is the world's worst metro disaster.
On this day in 1991: John Korbal, film historian (Marlene Dietrich), dies at age 51.
On this day in 1991: In Russia, Boris Yeltsin announces the lifting of price controls.
On this day in 1989: In Canada, four people share a CDN$14 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
On this day in 1989: The Oakland Athletics sweep of the San Francisco Giants winning baseball's World Series.
On this day in 1988: 48 hours after announcing it was abandoning RU-486, French manufacturer Roussel Uclaf states that it would resume distribution of the abortion drug, bowing to pressure from the government of France.
On this day in 1988: Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives US$10 million to University of Washington library.
On this day in 1988: French manufacturer Roussel Uclaf states that it will resume distribution of the abortion drug RU-486.
On this day in 1987: AndrT Masson, French surrealist artist (Labyrinth), dies at age 91 (born 1896).
On this day in 1986: Jeremy Bamber is found guilty of the murder of his parents, sister and twin nephews and is given five life sentences.
On this day in 1986: The centennial of the Statue of Liberty's dedication is celebrated in New York Harbor.
On this day in 1983: In Borah Peak, Idaho, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurs, the largest historical earthquake in Idaho.
On this day in 1982: The Socialist Party wins the election in Spain; Felipe Gonzlez is elected Prime Minister.
On this day in 1982: NASA launches RCA-E.
On this day in 1981: The Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the New York Yankees 9-2, to capture the World Championship in six games.
On this day in 1981: The heavy metal band Metallica is founded in San Francisco.
On this day in 1980: U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan debate in Cleveland, Ohio. Reagan's genial, witty performance causes him to overtake Carter in the polls.
On this day in 1979: Billy Martin is fired as New York Yankees' manager (second time), replaced by Dick Howser.
On this day in 1978: Donald Ritchie runs the fastest 100km ever, doing it in 7.2722 seconds.
On this day in 1974: First time two New York Islanders hat tricks in same game-MacMillian and Westfall.
On this day in 1973: Elmore Smith of the Los Angeles Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record).
On this day in 1971: England becomes sixth nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit.
On this day in 1970: NBA Cleveland Cavaliers first home game, lose to San Diego Rockets 110-99.
On this day in 1970: US/USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts.
On this day in 1970: Land speed record set by Gary Gabelich in a rocket powered automobile called the Blue Flame
On this day in 1953: Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts five passes (record).
On this day in 1950: The Jack Benny Show, starring Jack Benny, premieres (it ran for 15 years).
On this day in 1911: Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks ten singles in a game.
On this day in 1900: After over five months the Paris Olympic games close.
On this day in 1891: In Mino-Owari, Japan, an approximate magnitude 8 earthquake occurs. Over 7,000 deaths. The earthquake caused damage over a 4200 square mile area. 130,000 houses were destroyed.
On this day in 1890: Last National League-AA World Series game Brooklyn ties Louisville three games and one tie.
On this day in 1886: Statue of Liberty dedicated by President Grover Cleveland, it is celebrated by the first confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City.
On this day in 1886: In New York Harbor, Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
On this day in 1868: Thomas Edison applied for his first patent, the electric vote recorder.
On this day in 1864: American Civil War: Second Battle of Fair Oaks ends - Union Army forces under General Ulysses S. Grant withdraw from Fair Oaks, Virginia, after failing to breach the Confederate defenses around Richmond, Virginia.
On this day in 1834: The Battle of Pinjarra occurs in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14-40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.
On this day in 1793: Eli Whitney applies for a patent on the cotton gin.
On this day in 1790: New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000.
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Dejan Stefanovi?, Serbian footballer was born on this day in 1974.
Joaquin Phoenix, Puerto Rican-born actor was born on this day in 1974.
Terrell Davis, American football player was born on this day in 1972.
Ben Harper American musician was born on this day in 1969.
John Romero, American video game designer was born on this day in 1967.
Julia Roberts, American actress was born on this day in 1967.
Steve Atwater, American football player was born on this day in 1966.
Lauren Holly, American actress was born on this day in 1963.
Eros Ramazzotti, Italian singer was born on this day in 1963.
Neville Henry; rocker (Blow Monkeys - Wicked Ways) was born on this day in 1959.
Stephen Morris; rocker (New Order - Round and Round) was born on this day in 1957.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian president was born on this day in 1956.
Bill Gates, American software pioneer was born on this day in 1955.
William Gates; billionaire CEO (Microsoft) was born on this day in 1955.
Annie Potts, American actress was born on this day in 1952.
Sihem Bensedrine, Tunisian human rights activist was born on this day in 1950.
Bruce Jenner, American athlete was born on this day in 1949.
Bruce Jenner; American decathalete (Olympic-gold-1976) was born on this day in 1949.
Telma Hopkins, American singer was born on this day in 1948.
Telma Hopkins in Louisville, Kentucky, USA; singer (Tony Orlando, Family Matters) was born on this day in 1948.
Wim Jansen, Dutch football player and coach was born on this day in 1946.
Wayne Fontana in Manchester, England; rocker (Groovy Kind of Love) was born on this day in 1945.
Dennis Franz, American actor was born on this day in 1944.
Anton Schlecker, German billionaire was born on this day in 1944.
Conny Froboess, German singer was born on this day in 1943.
Kees Verkerk, Dutch speed skater was born on this day in 1942.
John Hallam, Northern Irish actor was born on this day in 1941.
Gennadi M Strekalov; cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-8, T-11) was born on this day in 1940.
Miroslav Cerar, Yugoslavian gymnast was born on this day in 1939.
Jane Alexander, American actress was born on this day in 1939.
Anne Perry, English-born novelist was born on this day in 1938.
Lenny Wilkins; NBA player, coach (Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers) was born on this day in 1937.
Charlie Daniels, American musician was born on this day in 1936.
Charlie Daniels; country music star (Devil Went Down to Georgia) was born on this day in 1936.
Jim Beatty; track runner (first sub-4 minute indoor mile) was born on this day in 1934.
Suzy Parker, American actress (d 2003) was born on this day in 1932.
Bernie Ecclestone, English racing official was born on this day in 1930.
Ion Mihai Pacepa, Romanian general, defector and literator was born on this day in 1928.
Cleo Laine in Middlesex, England; singer (Flesh to a Tiger) was born on this day in 1927.
Bowie Kuhn; American baseball commissioner (1969-1984) was born on this day in 1926.
Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (d 2003) was born on this day in 1922.
Gershon Kingsley, German composer was born on this day in 1922.
Paul Jarrico, American screenwriter (d 1997) was born on this day in 1915.
Glenn Robert Davis, member of United States Congress (d 1988) was born on this day in 1914.
Jonas Salk, American medical scientist (d 1995) was born on this day in 1914.
Richard Laurence Millington Synge, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d 1994) was born on this day in 1914.
Dr Jonas Salk New York City, medical researcher, polio vaccine promoter was born on this day in 1914.
Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (d 2005) was born on this day in 1912.
Marie Dollinger Germany, dropped baton in 1936 Olympic sprint was born on this day in 1910.
Francis Bacon, Anglo-Irish painter (d 1992) was born on this day in 1909.
Edith Head, American costume designer (d 1981) was born on this day in 1907.
John Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d 1987) was born on this day in 1907.
Edith Head fashion designer (MGM) was born on this day in 1907.
Evelyn Waugh, English writer (d 1966) was born on this day in 1903.
Evelyn Waugh London, author (Brideshead Revisited) was born on this day in 1903.
Elsa Lanchester, British-born actress (d 1986) was born on this day in 1902.
Elsa Lanchester Lewisham London, actress (Bride of Frankenstien) was born on this day in 1902.
Howard Hanson, American composer (d 1981) was born on this day in 1896.
Howard Hanson Wahoo Nebraska, composer/conductor (Nordic) was born on this day in 1896.
Dink Johnson, American musician (d 1954) was born on this day in 1892.
Georges Auguste Escoffier, French chef (d 1935) was born on this day in 1846.
Auguste Escoffier king of chefs and chef of kings was born on this day in 1846.
Zygmunt Florenty Wr=blewski, Polish physicist (d 1888) was born on this day in 1845.
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson orator (Joan of Arc of the Civil War) was born on this day in 1842.
Ivan Turgenev Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers and Sons) was born on this day in 1818.
Brigadier General Adley H Gladden Louisiana, killed at Shiloh was born on this day in 1810.
Pierre Frantois Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (d 1849) was born on this day in 1804.
Eliphalet Remington, American firearms manufacturer (d 1861) was born on this day in 1793.
Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary and geographer (d 1793) was born on this day in 1718.
Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (d 1768) was born on this day in 1703.
Peder Tordenskjold, Norwegian naval hero (d 1720) was born on this day in 1691.
Cornelius Jansen, Dutch bishop and religious reformer (d 1638) was born on this day in 1585.
Cornelius Otto Jansen France, Roman Catholic reform leader was born on this day in 1585.
St Francis Borgia, Spanish duke and Jesuit priest (d 1572) was born on this day in 1510.
St Ludwig IV von Thnringen was born on this day in 1200.
Heinrich III, Holy Roman Emperor (1046-56) was born on this day in 1017.
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