A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, October 9th – The Temple of Apollo is dedicated on the Palatine Hill in Rome, 28 BC.
Tuesday, October 10th – The Panama Canal opens, 1911.
Wednesday, October 11th – Outlaw Wild Bill Longley, who killed at least a dozen men, is hanged, but it takes two tries; on the first try, the rope slips and his knees touch the ground, 1877.
Thursday, October 12th – Christopher Columbus and his crew land in the Bahamas, 1492.
Friday, October 13th – Alaskan Proud: Alaska Methodist University was dedicated at Anchorage, 1960. It is, today, known as Alaska Pacific University.
Saturday, October 14th – Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt is shot and wounded in an assassination attempt in Milwaukee, 1912. He is saved by the papers in his breast pocket and, though wounded, insists on finishing his speech.
Sunday, October 15th – For the second time, the Confederate submarine, H L Hunley sinks during a practice dive in Charleston Harbor, this time drowning its inventor along with seven crew members, 1863.
These dates in history are happily brought to you by the Glacier City Gazette in the hopes that the current week is just as noteworthy. Cheers.