Historical Events for 4th October 2018

1873 – Toronto Argonauts Football Club (CFL) forms as Argonaut Rowing Club rugby-football squad; oldest existing pro sports team in North America still using original name
1931 – Juan Esteban Montero becomes President of Chile
1952 – “Top Banana” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 performances
1953 – British runner Jim Peters sets world marathon record 2:18:34.8 in the Turku Marathon in Finland
1971 – Borden’s opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World
1994 – Soyuz TM-20 launches
1997 – Second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company with $17.3 million in cash taken
2012 – Jordan’s King Abdullah dissolves parliament in preparation for new elections
2017 – English PM Theresa May suffers nightmare speech at Conservative National Conference as her voice fails, pranster interupts and set collapses
2017 – Chinese pianist Lang Lang plays Carneige Hall one-handed due to injury with 14 year-old Maxim Lando playing his left hand for Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”

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