Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Today in History....October 9

On this day in …

* 1446, the Korean alphabet, created under the aegis of King Sejong, was first published

* 1701, the Collegiate School of Connecticut -- later Yale University -- was chartered

* 1776, a group of Spanish missionaries settled in present-day San Francisco

* 1888, the public was first admitted to the Washington Monument

* 1930, Laura Ingalls became the first woman to fly across the United States as she completed a nine-stop journey from Roosevelt Field, N.Y., to Glendale, Calif.

* 1967, Latin American terrorist leader Che Guevara was executed while attempting to incite revolution in Bolivia

* 1975, Soviet scientist Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

* 2002, Dean Harold Meyers was shot to death at a gas station near Manassas, Va., in the latest sniper shooting in the Washington, D.C., area

* 2006, North Korea faced a barrage of condemnation and calls for retaliation after it announced that it had set off a small atomic weapon underground; President Bush said, "The international community will respond."

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