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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022

On Oct. 5, 1947, President Harry Truman delivers the first televised White House address.

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U.S. President Harry S. Truman, pictured in 1949, delivered the first televised White House address October 5, 1947. UPI File Photo | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/49dc1c3a95ebd8f6cdd24dd6998dd96a/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
U.S. President Harry S. Truman, pictured in 1949, delivered the first televised White House address October 5, 1947. UPI File Photo | License Photo

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2022 with 87 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra. They include French philosopher Denis Diderot in 1713; Chester A. Arthur, 21st president of the United States, in 1829; movie pioneer Louis Lumiere in 1864; restaurant entrepreneur Ray Kroc in 1902; comic Larry Fine of The Three Stooges in 1902; "Family Circus" cartoonist Bil Keane in 1922; actor Glynis Johns in 1923 (age 99); actor/comedian Bill Dana in 1924; Vaclav Havel, first president of the Czech Republic, in 1936; football Hall of Fame member Barry Switzer in 1937 (age 85); rock singer/songwriter Steve Miller in 1943 (age 79); actor Karen Allen in 1951 (age 71); Irish rock musician/political activist Bob Geldof in 1951 (age 71); author/director Clive Barker in 1952 (age 70); comedian Bernie Mac in 1957; astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson in 1958 (age 64); architect Maya Lin in 1959 (age 63); race car driver Michael Andretti in 1962 (age 60); World Golf Hall of Fame member Laura Davies in 1963 (age 59); hockey Hall of Fame member Mario Lemieux in 1965 (age 57); hockey Hall of Fame member Patrick Roy in 1965 (age 57); actor Guy Pearce in 1967 (age 55); actor Scott Weinger in 1975 (age 47); actor Kate Winslet in 1975 (age 47); actor Jesse Eisenberg in 1983 (age 39); heiress Nicky Hilton in 1983 (age 39); actor Nathalie Kelley in 1984 (age 38); singer Betty Who, born Jessica Anne Newham, in 1991 (age 31); actor Jacob Tremblay in 2006 (age 16).

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On this date in history:

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In 1813, the Shawnee Indian Chief Tecumseh was killed while fighting on the side of the British during the War of 1812.

In 1882, Dr. Robert Goddard, "Father of American Rocketry" and a pioneer in the theoretical exploration of space, was born in Worcester, MA.

In 1918, Germany's Hindenburg Line was broken as World War I neared an end.

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In 1921, the World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time.

In 1935, Ethiopia asks the League of Nations to act against Italy to halt Italy's conquest of the country.

In 1947, President Harry Truman delivers the first televised White House address.

In 1955, the doors to the Disneyland Hotel are thrown open to the public.

In 1970, The Public Broadcasting Service, PBS, is founded.

In 1989, the Dalai Lama, who advocated non-violent struggle against Chinese domination of his homeland, Tibet, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

In 1994, authorities said 53 members of a secretive religious cult were found dead -- the victims of murder or suicide -- over a two-day period in Switzerland and Canada.

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In 2001, Barry Bonds hit his 71st home run, most by a player in one season, breaking Mark McGwire's 1998 Major League Baseball record. The San Francisco Giants slugger finished the season with 73 homers.

In 2005, scientists announced that a form of bird flu that spread directly to humans was the real cause of a 1918 pandemic that killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide.

In 2010, Faisal Shahzad, who left an explosives-laden vehicle in New York's Times Square, planning to detonate it on a busy night, was sentenced to life in prison.

In 2011, Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. and hailed by his colleagues as a "visionary and creative genius," died at age 56, two months after resigning as chief executive officer because he could "no longer meet [his] duties and expectations."

In 2021, Alaska's Katmai National Park & Preserve crowned bear No. 480 -- AKA Otis -- as the winner of the annual Fat Bear Week. It was 480's fourth win.


A thought for the day: "Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow, and only one thing endures -- character." -- U.S. President Harry S. Truman

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