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The Week in History: October 9-13

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 9

1904: The first airplane flight to last longer than 5 minutes
1936: Su Lin, the first live panda cub to come to into the US
1982: Sugar Ray Leonard retired the first time
2009: Joe Carda – youngest champion of main event at the World Series of Poker

October 10

1906: Navy defeated Maryland 12-0 in the 2nd ever College Football Crab  Bowl Classic in Annapolis
1926: St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series over the NY Yankees 4 games to 3
1994: Lawrence Taylor of the NY Giants had his jersey (#56) retired

October 11

1868: Thomas Edison received his first patent (electric voice machine)
1887: The elevator was patented by A Miles
1975: Famous sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” debuted on NBC
1984: Dr. Kathryn D Sullivan became the first US woman to make a space walk

October 12

1792: New York held the first Columbus Day celebrations in the US
1892: Public schools first recited the Pledge of Allegiance on Columbus Day
1901: The “Executive Mansion” was renamed “The White House” by Theodore Roosevelt

October 13

1914: The first sweep in World Series history occurred when the Boston Braves defeated the Philadelphia A’s
1971: Pittsburgh defeated Baltimore 4-3 in the first World Series night game
1993: NHL’s Mighty Ducks won their first game

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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