Archive for October 2019

If you're alive today, it's quite likely you have a Russian man named Vasili Arkhipov to thank for that.  It was on October 27th, 1962 that he saved the world.

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On October 18th, 1859, John Brown and his fellow armed abolitionists surrendered to General Robert E Lee in Harper's Ferry, Virginia.

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First Sunday SPECIAL

Here's the first of a series of livestreamed concerts and other things I'll be putting out there on the first Sunday of each month.  It first appears as a multi-platform livestream (on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch), then it goes up in podcast form.

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The Death of Loukanikos

It was in October, 2014 that the general public learned of the untimely death of one of the world's most beloved and infamous dogs -- Loukanikos, the Riot Dog.

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In October, 1937, the call went out to form international brigades to go to Spain and help the besieged, democratically-elected government resist a military coup.  Against the wishes of the US, UK, and French governments, tens of thousands from around the world began to mobilize and travel to Spain to fight fascism.

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Denmark, 1943

At the beginning of October, 1943, the successful boatlift of 95% of Denmark's Jews to Sweden began.

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