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Great Depression, Light Brigade

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Oct. 24: 1836—The friction match is patented by Alonzo Phillips. 1929—The Great Depression is just around the corner after the stock market crash, nicknamed Black Thursday. Born: Sonny’s wife and Congressional successor, Mary Bono (1961). Died: Vincent Price (1993). United Nations Day. Today’s Word: Borborygmus— intestinal gurgling noises, stomach growling.

Oct. 25: 1854—409 British cavalrymen charge at the Battle of Balaklava in Crimean War; we know it as the Charge of the Light Brigade. 1938—Archbishop Francis J. L. Beckman of Dubuque declares Swing music as leading to the “primrose path to hell.” Died: Bobby Riggs (1995). Today’s Word: Anencephalous—Physically l...



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