The Week in History: October 16-20

It is time for another “The Week in History” sponsored by Cox Family Practice! We will give you insight on what happened this week in history. As always if there is an event that happened this week in history that we did not mention, then feel free to let us know here in the comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

October 16

1926: New York Rangers played their first game
1957: Bill Russell of Boston Celtics set NBA record of 49 rebounds
1963: Touch-tone phone first introduced
1988: Jose Canseco was the first AL player to be unanimously voted MVP since Reggie Jackson

October 17

1885: Baseball player’s salaries were $1,000-$2,000 for the 1885 season
1939: “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” debuted. Starred Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur
1964: Yogi Berra fired as manager of the New York Yankees
1972: New York Islanders shut out the Penguins 5-0 for the first time

October 18

1873: College football rules were set by Princeton, Yale, Rutgers, and Columbia
1967: “Jungle Book” animated movie released by Disney
1974: Indiana Pacers defeated San Antonio Spurs 129-121 in first ever game at Market Square Arena
1974: Nate Thurmond (Chicago Bulls) became the first NBA player to get a quadruple double (22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists, and 12 blocks)

October 19

1991: Rhode Island defeated Maine 52-30 in 6 overtimes in the longest NCAA football game (3 hours 52 minutes)
1996: Atlanta Braves defeated New York Yankees 12-1 in a World Series (tied record for biggest win)
1997: Sandy Alomar of Cleveland Indians hit the 700th home run ever hit in a World Series
2005: Houston Astros defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2, to win the National League Championship

October 20

1864: Thanksgiving established as a national holiday by President Lincoln
1988: LA Dodgers won the 85th World Series 4 games to 1 over the Oakland A’s
1992: Toronto defeated Atlanta in the first World Series held outside the US

If you know of an event that happened next week in history, then lets us know and we will put it in next week’s “The Week in History” post.

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