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Today in History: October 19th


October 20

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~ Births:

1963: Julie Payette –

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Julie Payette is a Canadian Space Agency astronaut.  Being in space for more than 25 days, Julie is a Chief Astronaut for the CSA and has served as other roles for NASA and CSA.

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~ Deaths:

– 1936: Anne Sullivan – 

Born in 1866, in Massachusetts, Anne Sullivan was nearly blind from untreated trachoma.  Even through she had a sight disability of her own, Anne, in 1887 at the age of 20, became the teacher to deafblind girl, Helen Keller.  They formed a 49 year relationship and became lifelong companions, living, working and traveling together.

In 1935, at the age of 69, Anne Sullivan became completely blind.  She died a year later in 1936 at the age of 70.

When Helen Keller eventually died in 1968, her ashes were placed in the Washington National Cathedral next to Anne Sullivan’s ashes.

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~ Events:

– 1967: Bigfoot is filmed by Patterson and Gimlin –

Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, is a supposed ape-like cryptid.  While many scientists brush off Bigfoot as a myth or hoax, some scientists, such as Jane Goodall and Jeffrey Meldrum, have expressed interest and belief in the creature.

On October 20, 1967, Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin reported that they had captured Bigfoot on film at Bluff Creek, California.  The photo above is a frame from their film.

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~ Holidays:

World Osteoporosis Day –

Celebrated annually on October 20, World Osteoporosis Day launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness to osteoporosis.

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*Note: The pictures were taken from Google Images.  Click on the links to find out more info and to see my sources.*

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