The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

Columbus doesn't find Asia, first female astronaut walks in space

This week in history


Which are real?...

Oct. 9: 999—Leif Ericson crosses the Atlantic and discovers “Vinland.” Some Time in the Past: The lyricist for “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” decides to substitute the vowels “e-i-e-i-o” rather than the consonants “k-w-k-w-q.” 1973—Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorce after six years. In the later property settlement, they fight over who gets the black hair dye. 1984—Kathy Sullivan becomes the first U.S. female astronaut to make a spacewalk. Born: John Lennon (1940). Moldy Cheese Day. Today’s word: Izles—chimney sparks or embers that exit the chimney.

Oct. 10: 1914—No need to travel around Cape Horn, as the Panama Canal opens. 1937—Sylvan Goldm...

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