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10/2/2020 7:53:00 AM
World Almanac

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1835, the Texas Revolution began as American settlers battled Mexican troops near the Guadalupe River.

In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.

In 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black Supreme Court justice.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Nat Turner (1800-1831), slave rebellion leader; Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), political/spiritual leader; Cordell Hull (1871-1955), statesman; Groucho Marx (1890-1977), comedian/actor; Bud Abbott (1895-1974), comedian/actor; Graham Greene (1904-1991), novelist; Rex Reed (1938- ), movie critic; Steve Sabol (1942-2012), director/producer; Don McLean (1945- ), singer-songwriter; Sting (1951- ), singer-songwriter; Kelly Ripa (1970- ), actress/TV personality.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "A story has no beginning or end: Arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead." -- Graham Greene, "The End of the Affair"

TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Oct. 1) and last quarter moon (Oct. 9).

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