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Actor Kevin Pollak is 56.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The radio play “The War of theWorlds,” starring Orson Welles, airedon CBS. (The live drama, whichemployed fake breaking news reports,panicked some listeners who thoughtthe portrayal of a Martian invasionwas real.)
“When love is not madness,it is not love.”
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca,Spanish dramatist (1600-1681)
Actor HenryWinkler is 68.Comedian BenBailey is 43.
A model presents a creation by designer Hu Sheguang from Sheguang Hu Haute Couture Collection at China Fashion Week in Beijing.
: Sunny. Highs in the mid toupper 50s. Light winds... Becoming west5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Clear. Lows in themid 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
: Sunny. Highs near 60.Northeast winds around 5 mph in themorning...Becoming light.
Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwestwinds 5 to 10 mph in the evening...Becoming light.
Sunny. Highs in the 60s.
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.
Saturday and Saturday night:
Partly cloudy. Highsaround 60. Lows in the upper 40s.
:Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.
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the second president of the United States, JohnAdams, was born in Braintree, Mass.
poet Ezra Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho.
, the U.S. Senate gave ﬁnal congressional approvalto repealing the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890.
, Vice President James S. Sherman, running for a sec-ond term of ofﬁce with President William Howard Taft, died sixdays before Election Day. (Sherman was replaced withNicholas Murray Butler, but Taft, the Republican candidate,ended up losing in an Electoral College landslide to DemocratWoodrow Wilson.)
the silent ﬁlm classic “The Sheik,” starringRudolph Valentino, premiered in Los Angeles.
, the Martha Graham ballet “Appalachian Spring,”with music by Aaron Copland, premiered at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., with Graham in a leading role.
the U.S. government announced the end of shoerationing, effective at midnight.
, the Soviet Union tested a hydrogen bomb, the “TsarBomba,” with a force estimated at about 50 megatons. TheSoviet Party Congress unanimously approved a resolutionordering the removal of Josef Stalin’s body from Lenin’stomb.
45 people were killed when an Illinois Central Gulf commuter train was struck from behind by another train inChicago’s South Side.
, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in theeighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire, known asthe “Rumble in the Jungle” to regain his world heavyweighttitle.This year the average person will spend$75.03 on Haloween costumes, candyand decorations, according to theNational Retail Federation.***Horror novelist Stephen King (born1947) does not open his house in Maineto trick-or-treaters. He has done it a fewtimes, but one year they had 1,400trick-or-treaters. That was the last yearhe gave out candy.***Robert De Niro (born 1943) portraysthe monster created by Dr. Frankensteinin the 1994 movie “Mary Shelley’sFrankenstein.”***Afull moon rarely occurs on Halloween.The last time it occurred was in 2001.The next full moon on Oct. 31 will be inthe year 2020.***Bertrand Caillet is a werewolf that ﬁndslove in Paris in the 1800s. It is the plotof the classic horror novel “TheWerewolf of Paris” (1933) by GuyEndore (1900-1970).***Do you know what lycanthropy is? Seeanswer at end.***Michael Jackson (1958-2009) and hisdate walk through a graveyard. Suddenlythey are surrounded by zombies andMichael becomes one. It is the plot of the 13-minute video for the song“Thriller” (1983).***Almost every country has a differentvampire myth. In China, vampires arecalled Ch’ing Shih. They live under-ground and get their power from themoon. The Cretian vampire, calledKathakano, can only be killed by chop-ping of the head and boiling it in vine-gar. In Polynesia, the Talamaur devoursthe hearts of healthy men while theysleep.***The common brown bat lives an aver-age of 32 years. It is the longest lifes-pan for a mammal of its size.***The largest species of spider in theworld is the venomous GoliathBirdeater Tarantula, found in SouthAmerica. The biggest goliath spider onrecord had a leg span of 11 inches acrossand fangs 1 inch long.***In the movie “Poltergeist” (1982) thehouses built in the Cuesta Verde Estateshousing development were hauntedbecause the houses were built over acemetery. The movie had the famousline “They’re here.”The word “polter-geist” is German. It means “noisyghost.”***The Keene Pumpkin Festival, heldannually in New Hampshire, earned aword record in 1996 for having the mostcarved and lit pumpkins ever assembledin one place. There were 13,044 jack-o’-lanterns lining the town’s MainStreet.***The world’s largest popcorn ballweighed 3,100 pounds and had a circum-ference of over 20 feet. It was built in2004 by volunteers in Sac City, Iowa.***The average 1-pound bag of candy corncontains 294 kernels.***Snickers introduced the mini Fun Sizecandy bar in 1968.***During the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, 24people were convicted of the felony of witchcraft. None were burned at thestake. The accused witches were hanged.***Three witches create a potion in Act 4,scene 1 of Shakespeare’s “MacBeth”(1605). The ingredients of the boilingcauldron include “eye of newt, and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.”***The oldest mummy ever found in NorthAmerica dates back to 7420 B.C. Themummy was excavated from a cave inNevada in 1940, found lying on a furblanket with leather moccasins on hisfeet.
: In folklore, lycanthropy isthe magical ability to assume the formand characteristics of a wolf.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments?Email knowitall(at)smdailyjournal.com or
(Answers tomorrow)CHESS GUILTPROVEN TOPPLEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Her fear of going to bed in the dark madetheir daughter a — LIGHTSLEEPERNow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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Actor Dick Gautier is 76. Movie director Claude Lelouch is76. Rock singer Grace Slick is 74. Songwriter Eddie Hollandis 74. Rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Williams (TheTemptations) is 72. Broadcast journalist Andrea Mitchell is67. Rock musician Chris Slade (Asia) is 67. Country/rockmusician Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles) is 66. Actor LeonRippy is 64. Actor Harry Hamlin is 62. Actor Charles MartinSmith is 60. Country singer T. Graham Brown is 59. ActorMichael Beach is 50. Rock singer-musician Gavin Rossdale(Bush) is 46. Actor Jack Plotnick is 45. Actress Nia Long is43. Country singer Kassidy Osborn is 37.
The Daily Derby race winners are Eureka,No.7,in ﬁrst place;Lucky Star,No.2,in second place;andGold Rush,No.1,in third place.The race time wasclocked at 1:44.77.
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