- 1847: Jane Eyre is published
- 1866: The Reno brothers carry out the first train robbery in U.S. history
- 1926: Babe Ruth sets a World Series record
- 1961: Kennedy urges Americans to build bomb shelters
- 1973: Yom Kippur War begins
- 1989: Bette Davis dies
- 1995: Boeing machinists strike
Now .... if you don't know what any of these mean, google it and learn something!