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This is day 271 of 2016. There are 95 days remaining.


• Wilford Brimley (Cocoon, The Firm) is 82

• Singer-actor Meat Loaf (Fight Club) is 69

• Singer-actor-director Shaun Cassidy is 58

• Comedian Marc Maron is 53

• Gwyneth Paltrow is 44

• Dancer Dita Von Teese is 43

• Anna Camp (True Blood, The Good Wife) is 34

• Rapper Lil’ Wayne is 34

• Singer Avril Lavigne is 32

• YouTube star Grace Helbig is 31

• Jenna Ortega is 14


• 1950: The answering machine was invented.

• 1954: The nationwide debut of Tonight! (The Tonight Show) hosted by Steve Allen on NBC.

• 1964: The Warren Commission released its report concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

• 1968: The stage musical Hair opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where it played 1,998 performances until its closure was forced by the roof’s collapsing in July 1973.

• 1995: The Government of the United States unveiled the first of its redesigned bank notes with the $100 bill featuring a larger portrait of Benjamin Franklin slightly off-center.

• 1998: Google was founded.

• 1998: St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire’s record-breaking season ended with his 69th and 70th home runs.

• 2003: A Brazilian prisoner who tried to escape from Sao Paulo prison while dressed as a woman was caught because he couldn’t walk in high heels. Guards said the man looked like a beautiful woman but waddled like a duck.

• 2004:  NBC announced that Conan O’Brien would take over for Jay Leno The Tonight Show in 2009.


• Ancestor Appreciation Day

• National Voter Registration Day

• World Tourism Day

• Crush A Can Day

• Chocolate Milk Day


• October 12: Columbus Day

• October 31: Halloween

• November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends (fall back one hour)

• November 8: Presidential Election

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65: Pounds of clothing thrown away by the average American every year.


Israel says that in a few months it should be finished with an underground barrier that will stop members of Hamas from tunneling into Israel. [When Donald Trump heard about that he immediately also ordered one of those from Mexico.]

Julia Roberts will star in a new movie about a real life rivalry between the parents of schoolchildren that led to an innocent mom being framed when drugs were planted in her car. [I just love those old school east coast-west coast PTA beefs.]

China has officially begun using the world’s largest telescope. [That’s why I’m keeping my shades pulled.]

Next month the people of Kenai, Alaska will go to the polls to vote on whether cats should be kept on a leash. [If the law passes, cats are threatening to move to Canada.]

Scientists report finding the world’s oldest melody, created 3,500 years ago. [In other words, Led Zeppelin is facing another Stairway to Heaven lawsuit.]

Snapchat has changed its company name to Snapchat Inc. [Anything to create enough confusion to keep people over 30 from using it.]

The latest study says that 433,000 people die each year from sitting too long. [Where are they sitting, on the highway?]

A man who had been a fugitive for 18 years was finally caught by authorities in Mexico. [His hiding place was given away when his Samsung Galaxy burst into flames.]

A new study says that taking selfies can improve your mood. [But it does absolutely nothing for the mood of the people who are waiting for you to finish.]

A new study says that taking selfies can improve your mood. [But it does absolutely nothing for the mood of the people who are waiting in line behind you to view the body.]


TEN-MILE-WIDE KILLER ASTEROID HEADED FOR EARTH _ News of a 10-mile-wide killer asteroid hurtling toward Earth has burned up the internet after a Chinese astronomer announced that the massive space rock could potentially impact the planet with enough force to cause an extinction event. But there is worse news: Although asteroid 2009ES is currently predicted to make a near-miss pass by the Earth, there are other killer asteroids hurtling through space with the potential to become impactors.

… 2009ES will pass to within 18.8 lunar distances of our planet — that’s the distance from the Earth’s center to the center of the Moon. That estimate will be altered as new tracking information becomes available. If it were to impact Earth, experts believe that the killer asteroid would release enough energy to equal 3 billion nuclear bombs.

… Among the potentially hazardous asteroids is 101955 Bennu will come within 0.005 Astronomical Units of Earth — less than half a million miles, or less than two Lunar Distances — in 2060. NASA currently has a scheduled mission to send a spacecraft to Bennu, which measures a third of a mile in diameter, to obtain samples and return to Earth by 2023.

… Then there is asteroid 99942 Apophis, which measures 1,066 fee  across. That will pass within 24,168.5 miles of Earth.

POLICE HELICOPTER PILOT FILMS FLYING SAUCER CRAFT _ Police in Wales filmed a UFO craft over the Bristol Channel last week and uploaded the video to Twitter, asking social media followers for suggestions that could help to identify it. UFO conspiracy theorists say that police documentation of the mysterious craft could be the definitive proof of alien visitations to our planet that skeptics have been waiting for. The UFO was filmed on Saturday, September 17, at about 1,000 feet over the Bristol Channel by a stunned police helicopter pilot. The footage shows a black, hot, disc-shaped object hovering and then flying. • VIDEO

THE AVERAGE AMERICAN WOMAN IS NOT A SIZE 14 ANYMORE _ There’s a lot of room for improvement when it comes to the accuracy of women’s clothing sizes, and now we know there might be another reason why —  the information retailers have been using is completely outdated. A new study (published in the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology, and Education) reveals that the average size of an American women is now between a 16 to 18, which is an increase from 10-year-old data that indicated most women in the U.S. were a size 14. The study used the measurements of more than 5,500 American women over the age of 20, as well as data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

… Using this information, scientists determined that the average waist circumference has increased 2.6 inches over the past 21 years, which accounts for the increase in clothing size.

GOOD SAMARITAN STUNS MAN WITH KINDNESS AT GAS STATION _ Tyson Crawley posted on Facebook that he was “gobsmacked” when a man came to his rescue at a gas station in Australia (New South Wales) when he forgot his bank card. Crawley topped off his tank — $80 — but had no cash or a credit or debit card. So a guy name John stepped up to pay — then took off.

60% OF BRIDES ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA IN 24 HOURS _ Pop quiz: A new survey (by says 60% of brides do this within 24 hours of becoming engaged. The answer: announce the engagement on social media. In all, 86% of brides said they announced their engagement on social media within the first week.

… Once engaged, 62% of brides said they increased their social media use, with seven out of 10 saying they used social media for wedding planning “more than anything else.” The survey showed that the top three social sites used during wedding planning were Pinterest (89 percent of respondents), Instagram (38 percent) and Facebook (38 percent).

… 66% of couples plan on using or have used a personalized hashtag for their weddings.

… On their wedding day 74% of couples said they wanted to be “disconnected from social media.”

BIZARRE SONG ABOUT PINEAPPLES & PENS IS A HIT IN JAPAN _( AUDIO) A Japanese comedian and DJ (Kosaka Daimaou) has released a short song and video titled “Pen-Pineapple Apple-Pen”. The crazy and funny tune has gone viral in Japan and the video has been viewed millions of times since it was posted to YouTube last month. • VIDEO

LEBRON JAMES WILL STAND FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM _ LeBron James says he’ll stand for the national anthem before NBA games this season — but don’t get it twisted. The NBA Finals MVP says he respects the national anthem protests began by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick last month, and that he worries about what could happen should his own sons encounter police officers. James said Monday, “I’m not here to ramp on America, that’s not me. I’m not a politician, but I’ve lived this life and I’ve got a family and what scares me is my kids growing up in this society right now, where innocent lives are being taken and it seems like nothing is being done.”

… James said he plans to stand during the anthem but added, “I’m all in favor of anyone, athlete or non-athlete, being able to express what they believe in in a peaceful manner and that’s exactly what Colin Kaepernick is doing and I respect that.”

VIRGINIA BEACH BAR USING COLIN KAEPERNICK JERSEY AS A DOOR MAT _ The whole Colin Kaepernick thing has officially entered the stage where it is spawning new, spin-off controversies. The latest story to spark outrage on the internet surrounds the decision by a Virginia Beach bar owner to tape a Colin Kaepernick jersey to the floor just inside the doors to the establishment. The story went viral after a local resident posted a picture to Facebook which shows the jersey taped down to the floor of the Krossroads Rock and Country Bar. • IMAGE

AUSTRALIAN RESEARCHERS SOLVE 600-YEAR-OLD MURDER MYSTERY _ An Australian anthropologist (Griffith University) has solved a murder mystery case involving a death of an Aboriginal man that occurred 600 years ago. According to the scientist, evidence suggests that a skeleton found protruding from an Australian riverbank two years ago had belonged to an ancient man who died from a strike made by a boomerang. The scientists have meticulously pieced together the final, fatal moments of the man, using a state-of-the-art Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating laboratory which helped determine the man’s cause of death.

… Testing showed that the man died in the 1200s. Analysis of the skeleton revealed a large cut to the face that had gashed the bone running from the brow to the chin that had not healed, suggesting it was part of the reason for the man’s death. Researchers also found that two of the man’s ribs had been broken and that part of his arm had been cut off. The researchers also noted the skull had two healed wounds, suggesting that the man had been involved in more than one violent encounter.  But it was the head bruise that the team found most intriguing because it looked like a wound typically caused by a metal weapon.

YOUNG MEN ARE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES INSTEAD OF GETTING JOBS _ If you know of a male in his 20s without a job — likely with only a GED or high school diploma — there’s a good chance he prefers video games to working. Economists (from Princeton, the University of Rochester and the University of Chicago) say one reason many of these young men — who don’t have college degrees — are rejecting work is that they have a better alternative: living at home and enjoying video games. Despite an unemployment rate under 5%, as of last year, 22 percent of men between the ages of 21 and 30 with less than a bachelor’s degree reported not working at all in the previous year.

… According to the study, young men without college degrees have replaced 75 percent of the time they used to spend working with time on the computer, mostly playing video games.

NO ONE OVER 8 SHOULD PUT KETCHUP ON A HOT DOG _ President Barack Obama has declared that once you are past third grade, you must stop putting ketchup on hot dogs. On Sunday’s season premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, the president discussed food and foreign policy over noodles with the celebrity chef in Vietnam. Somehow the talk turned to hot dogs. Bourdain asked, “Is ketchup on a hot dog ever acceptable?” The president quickly responded, “No. I mean that … that’s one of those things like, well, let me put it this way, it’s not acceptable past the age of 8.”

… In June 2011 Obama had lunch at Rudy’s Hot Dog in Toledo, Ohio, with the city’s mayor. The president ordered a chili dog. When the subject of ketchup came up, Obama emphatically declared, “You shouldn’t put ketchup on your hot dog.”

MAN SPENDS 43 YEARS IN WHEELCHAIR ON WRONG DIAGNOSIS _ When Rufino Borrego of Portugal was 13, he was diagnosed by a hospital as having incurable muscular dystrophy. After that he used a wheelchair to get around for more than four decades — until a neurologist realized in 2010 that he in fact suffered from a different disease that weakens the muscles, myasthenia. The rare disease can be treated simply by taking asthma medication — and just a year after his new diagnosis, Borrego was able to walk for the first time to his usual neighborhood cafe. Now at age 61, Borrego is able to live a normal life.

… He insists he harbors no ill-feelings against the hospital that made the original diagnosis, acknowledging that myasthenia was almost unknown in the medical profession in the 1960s.

PARENTS ARE SENDING THEIR KIDS TO COLLEGES WITH BALL PITS _ Ball pits — once found only at a McDonald’s Playland or a Chuck E. Cheese — are apparently now a thing on college campuses.  Saint Mary’s College of California will bring a ball pit to campus on October 3 as part of its Mental Health Awareness and Campus of Caring Week. Other universities have also found ball pits a perfect “safe space” to talk about feelings and other really important and serious stuff. Last semester, the University of Central Florida included a ball pit as part of its Social Justice Week. Texas Tech University also got a ball pit, which it put in its “free speech area” as part of its Diversity Week in March.

WWII VETERAN AWARDED PURPLE HEART AFTER 72 YEARS _ World War II didn’t end for one Marine veteran until Wednesday. That’s when 91-year-old Indianapolis resident Junior Howell finally received his Purple Heart medal – 72 years to the day after he was wounded fighting the Japanese (on Peleliu island). After receiving his Purple Heart Howell said, “It’s the end of World War II for me. Everything turned out fine. I had a good life.”

… Howell was wounded during a sniper attack on September 21, 1944. But he was initially denied the Purple Heart because his medical history had been overlooked.

26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN BECOMES ONE OF WORLD’S YOUNGEST AIRLINE CAPTAINS _ A British woman has become one of the world’s youngest commercial airline captains at the age of 26. Kate McWilliams began flying at age 13. She joined the airline easyJet as a first officer in May 2011. She recently rose to the rank of captain after passing the airline’s command course. An easyJet spokeswoman believes McWilliams is the world’s youngest commercial airline captain.

… Only 5% of commercial pilots are women.

KITTENS BORN INSIDE TUMBLE DRYER _ Four kittens are recovering after they were born inside a tumble dryer in a London dry cleaners. An animal rescue said it was called by the owner of the dry cleaner after he heard the cats crying from the back of a machine. The device was dismantled and the kittens were reunited with their mother who was found outside the shop.

MICHIGAN QUINTUPLETS WORK FIRST JOBS TOGETHER AT MCDONALD’S _ Three 18-year-old brothers and their two 18-year-old sisters have landed their first jobs, together, at a McDonald’s in Michigan. Leith, Logan and Lucas Curtis all work in the kitchen at the restaurant (in Potterville). Lauren Curtis works at the front counter and drive-thru, and Lindsey Curtis handles the lobby. The quintuplets’ mother jokingly calls the McDonald’s where they work “McCurtis”. The non-identical quintuplets said they can usually get through a working day without any customers recognizing they are siblings.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE: TWINS FAKE KIDNAPPING FOR RIDES HOME _ A brother and sister in China wanted their parents to pick them up after school like their classmates’ parents always did. But instead of asking, police said the twin fifth-graders lied about being nearly kidnapped on their way home from school to scare their parents into it. The twins claimed they were taking a shortcut when men driving a silver van offered them a ride home. While the brother ran away, the men grabbed the sister, the kids claimed. It was only when the sister’s cries for help attracted the attention of an adult that the kidnappers fled. Shocked by the story, the parents called police. However instead of a silver van and mysterious men, surveillance video revealed the twins laughing on their way home. The two admitted to making up the story, and their father promised to drop off and pick up the kids from now on.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: APPLE STORE IN WISCONSIN SELLS APPLES, NOT iPHONES _ Residents in Green Bay, Wisconsin, are getting their apples mixed up. The Apple Store on Mason Street sells the edible apples. But that hasn’t stopped people from calling for help with MacBooks and looking for the new iPhone. Store manager Diane Brenkus says, “I have to explain to them these apples are what you eat. They don’t want me working on their computers anyhow.” • LINK

… It’s an understandable mistake. If you’re from the area and in a rush, you’re probably just Googling something along the lines of “apple store greenbay.” Most people don’t read everything thoroughly, so they probably just see “Apple Store” and a phone number.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: COPS PULL OVER ‘ZOMBIE’ COUPLE _ A couple of “zombies” were pulled over in Manchester, England after police received calls of reports that a female passenger was being bitten by a male driver. It turns out that the pair were actors who were wearing zombie makeup and were extras on their way home from a film shoot.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: DRIVER CAUGHT USING MANNEQUIN IN CARPOOL LANE _ California requires that a vehicle have a minimum of two people for carpool lanes. Driving alone means a fine of at least $481. A man has been fined because he was using a mannequin to drive in the carpool lane.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SNAKE WRAPPED AROUND ARMREST HALTS JAPANESE ‘BULLET’ TRAIN _ A passenger spotted a snake curled around the armrest of another passenger’s seat on a Japanese train on Monday, forcing the train to make an unscheduled stop. No one was injured.


NCIS (8p ET, CBS) — In this new episode, team uncovers a bomb plot and a long-running theft ring while investigating a murder at a Quantico reunion.

THE VOICE (8p ET, NBC) — The blind auditions continue in this 2-hour edition.

DANCING WITH THE STARS (8p ET, ABC) — Another celeb is sent home in this 2-hour results show.

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (8p ET, FOX) — A questionable new Captain (guest star Ken Marino, Children’s Hospital) takes over in this new episode. Maya Rudolph and Jim O’Heir (Parks and Recreation) also guest star.

THE FLASH (8p ET, CW) — Repeat

NEW GIRL (8:30p ET, FOX) — In this new episode, Jess and Cece begin campaigning after they bet Schmidt that they can recruit voters. Nasim Pedrad (Scream Queens) and Kate Flannery (The Office) guest star.

BULL (9p ET, CBS) — In this new episode, Bull and the team must craft a defense for a female pilot (guest star Trieste Kelly Dunn, Blindspot) when they discover the jury has a gender bias.

SCREAM QUEENS (9p ET, FOX) — A new patient (guest star Colton Haynes, Arrow) with a hideous ailment visits the hospital in this new episode. And after another run-in with the killer, Munsch enlists the help of new special agent Denise Hemphill (guest star Niecy Nash).

SEASON FINALE: MAD TV (9p ET, CW) — Comics Will Sasso and Bobby Lee are the guests in the season finale.

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (10p ET, CBS) — Pride faces further backlash from the FBI in this new episode when he helps a former Navy Intelligence Analyst (guest star Tom Arnold), who is the lead suspect in a multiple homicide case. Musician Grace performs.

MARVEL’S AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (10p ET, ABC) — Daisy sets out to battle Ghost Rider in this new episode, and the new director’s bold agenda shocks everyone.

THIS IS US (10p ET, NBC) — In this new episode, Kevin (Justin Hartley) faces the aftermath of quitting his job as he deals with his agent (guest star Katey Sagal), as marriage and raising three kids begins to take a toll on Rebecca and Jack.


LIEV SCHREIBER AND NAOMI WATTS SPLITTING _ Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts have split after being together for 11 years. In a statement the actors said, “Over the past few months we’ve come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple. It is with great love, respect, and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children together and exploring this new phase of our relationship.”

STAR WARS HEROINE DAISY RIDLEY HOPS OVER TO PETER RABBIT MOVIE _ After saving the galaxy in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley is hopping over to join the voice cast of its live-action/CG hybrid movie Peter Rabbit. Late night host James Corden is voicing Beatrix Potter’s furry friend. Rose Byrne will play the live-action role of Bea.

COUPLE GOT PHOTOBOMBED BY TOM HANKS AT THEIR WEDDING _ Lucky newlyweds Elizabeth and Ryan were taking wedding photos in Central Park on September 24 when Tom Hanks strolled over and made the best day of their lives even better. Their photographer said Tom “walked up to them unprovoked. Shock and excitement pretty much sum it up how we were all feeling in that moment. It was an exciting NYC moment for the couple and for me.” According to Miller Hanks “could not have been more polite, friendly and excited for the couple.”

TOM HANKS LEAVES GENEROUS TIP AT BOSTON RESTAURANT _ He may not be a native New Englander, but Tom Hanks got an A+ from the locals for his attempt at a Boston accent. On Monday, Hanks headed to Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood with a group of seven friends for lunch. The group headed to the private dining room at Pier 6, where, clad in a hat, button-down shirt and jeans, Hanks enjoyed the New England clam chowder, as well as lamb gyros. On his way out of the restaurant, Hanks made sure to stop and give the crew an extra thanks, and in his best Boston accent, commented on how he “loved the chowdah.” A member of the staff said Hanks was “very friendly and gracious” and “a great tipper.”

IS DISNEY BUYING TWITTER? _ A published report (Bloomberg) says The Walt Disney Company is working on a potential bid to buy Twitter.

WILL & GRACE REUNION MYSTERY SOLVED _ After creating buzz with days of cryptic tweets and an official cast reunion photo, former costars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally have unveiled the highly anticipated new scene of the beloved sitcom Will & Grace. But Donald Trump fans will want to skip it. • VIDEO

… In the clip McCormack and Messing’s title characters name-check Fifty Shades of Grey, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s split, Hamilton, and Ryan Lochte’s Dancing With the Stars protest before schooling their right-wing pal Karen (Mullally), who would be inclined to vote for Republican candidate Donald Trump, and undecided, “unemployed, uneducated angry white man” Jack (Hayes) on the merits of Democratic party nominee Hillary Clinton.

MODERN FAMILY TO FEATURE ONE OF TV’S FIRST OPENLY TRANSGENDER CHILD ACTORS _ Eight year-old transgender actor Jackson Millarker will guest star in this week’s episode of Modern Family as Lily’s (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) new friend.

PADMA LAKSHMI EATS INSANE AMOUNT OF CALORIES WHEN SHE’S FILMING _ Padma Lakshmi revealed that when she’s filming Top Chef, she consumes between 7,000 and 8,000 calories a day of chef-crafted dishes.

ZACH GALIFIANAKIS DOESN’T WANT TRUMP ON BETWEEN TWO FERNS _ After Zach Galifianakis‘ record-breaking Between Two Ferns episode with Hillary Clinton last week, the actor has no desire to have Donald Trump as a guest on the show. He told the Los Angeles Times: “I wouldn’t have somebody on that’s so mentally challenged. I feel like I’d be taking advantage of him. And you can print that.”

NEW ON DVD _ Released September 27.

• Warcraft
• Central Intelligence
• The Shallows
• Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
• Grimm – Season 5



• FROM JAPAN: Pen-Pineapple Apple-Pen → News & Nuggets September 27

• MYSTERY VOICE: Mark Wahlberg.

• HAPPY BURPDAY: The popular birthday song sung with burps.

• PHONER: It’s presidential debate season! We may not agree on who can run this country but there are some things all Americans can agree on. → 5 real callers.


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CareerBuilder once again asked hiring managers to submit some of the ridiculous things people have put on their resumes.

No résumé is 100% flawless.

• An applicant listed smoking under hobbies.

•  An applicant stated they pay great attention to detail, but “attention” was misspelled.

• An applicant claimed they worked at a federal prison. A background check determined he was actually incarcerated at the prison during that time.

• An applicant listed a skill as “taking long walks.”

• An applicant used direct quotes from Star Wars in their résumé.

• An applicant claimed he would work harder if paid more.

• An applicant wrote the following at the end of their résumé: “I didn’t really fill this out, someone did it for me.”

• An applicant used a resume template with cats in the corners.

By the way, here are five things that HR managers say make them more likely to pay attention to an application:

1. A résumé that has been customized to their open position

2. Skill sets listed first on the résumé

3. A cover letter is included with the résumé

4. An application that is addressed to the specific hiring manager

5. A résumé that includes a link to a candidate’s blog, portfolio, or website


TRIVIA: This football first happened in 1892 between Mansfield State Normal School (now Mansfield University) and Wyoming Seminary. (The first night football game)


Q: Who is this?

A: Mark Wahlberg


Running the seasons.


A picnic ant gets it “to go”.

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This is day 272 of 2016. There are 94 days remaining.


• Brigitte Bardot is 82

• Jeffrey Jones (Dean of Students Edward R. Rooney in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) is 70

• Janeane Garofalo is 52

• Mira Sorvino is 49

• Naomi Watts is 48

• Hilary Duff is 29


• 1787: The newly completed United States Constitution was voted on by the U.S. Congress to be sent to the State legislatures for approval.

• 1820: The tomato was publicly proven safe when Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson stood on the steps of the Salem, New Jersey, courthouse and ate a large number of them without any adverse effects.

• 1892: The first night football game in America was played between Mansfield State Normal School (now Mansfield University) and Wyoming Seminary.

• 1941: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox finished the season with a batting average of .406. He was last major leaguer to hit .400-plus.

• 1987: The first episode of TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation aired.

• 1996: During their wedding at Spokane’s First Presbyterian Church, Craig and Jill Looper’s vow-sealing kiss set off the fire alarm. Or maybe it was an electrical problem. None of the 350 guests was injured, but the wedding cake was ruined. The couple signed their license on the hood of a fire truck.

• 2002: In Korschenbroich, Germany, a dirty diaper saved the life of a 20-month-old toddler after he fell 20 feet from a window and landed on his bottom. Police said the diaper acted like a car airbag, absorbing the shock better than a clean diaper.

• 2002: Chicago police officer Jessie Watts Jr. arrested two men who tried to burglarize the minivan he was occupying during an undercover surveillance.

• 2005: The U.S. Treasury introduced a new $10 bill, featuring splashes of red, yellow and orange.

• 2008: SpaceX launched the first private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

• 2012: Facebook hit 1 billion users.


• Drink Beer Day

• Women’s Health & Fitness Day

• Ask A Stupid Question Day

• Good Neighbor Day


• October 12: Columbus Day

• October 31: Halloween

• November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends (fall back one hour)

• November 8: Presidential Election

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