On September 16th, 1956, Play-Doh was introduced to the world.
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On October 23rd, 2001, the iPod was released on the market in the United States.
A thought for the day: There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth. -- British author Doris Lessing
On this date in history:
In 1797, the first silk parachute jump from a high altitude was made by Andre-Jacques Garnerin, who dropped in a basket released from a balloon at 3,300 feet over a Paris park.
Those born on this date include:
- Hungarian composer Franz Liszt in 1811
- actor Sarah Bernhardt in 1844
- comic actor Curly Howard in 1903
- baseball Hall of Fame member Jimmie Foxx in 1907
Today is Thursday, Oct. 22, the 296th day of 2020 with 70 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
On October 22nd, 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature; he turned it down.