30 October 2012

Timeline October 30 & 31

October 30
1735  John Adams, the second president of the United States 1797-1801, was born in Braintree, Mass.
1892  Charles Atlas, Italian born American bodybuilder, who co-created mail-order bodybuilding course, was born.
1938  Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.
1953  George C. Marshall, who, as secretary of state following World War II, engineered a massive economic aid program for Europe, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

October 31
1517  Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.
1632  Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter, was born.
1795  Poet John Keats was born in London, England.
1926  Magician Harry Houdini died.

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