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    I read that that guy was a powerful swimmer.
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    The British Burn Washington

    On this day in 1812 - The British Burn Washington:



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    1867 - Medicine Lodge Treaty signed
    The U.S. government and tribal chiefs met at a place traditional for Native American ceremonies, at their request. The first treaty was signed October 21, 1867, with the Kiowa and Comanche tribes.The second, with the Kiowa-Apache, was signed the same day. The third treaty was signed with the Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho on October 28. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medici...eaty#Aftermath
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    October 21, 1953: Ohio State Trooper Furman Mctrode wins first annual Police Benevolent Society donut eating contest.
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    Shootout at the O.K. Corral, October 26, 1881

    Cowboys against law enforcement hired by murky interest, perhaps bankers. Who was in the right. Who was in the wrong.

    Who knows. What we do know is who won that shootout. The Earps and Doc Holiday did. Billy Clanton and the McLaury brothers were dead.

    On October 26, 1881, the Earp brothers face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

    After silver was discovered nearby in 1877, Tombstone quickly grew into one of the richest mining towns in the Southwest. Wyatt Earp, a former Kansas police officer working as a bank security guard, and his brothers, Morgan and Virgil, the town marshal, represented “law and order” in Tombstone, though they also had reputations as being power-hungry and ruthless. The Clantons and McLaurys were cowboys who lived on a ranch outside of town and sidelined as cattle rustlers, thieves and murderers. In October 1881, the struggle between these two groups for control of Tombstone and Cochise County ended in a blaze of gunfire at the OK Corral.

    On the morning of October 25, Ike Clanton and Tom McLaury came into Tombstone for supplies. Over the next 24 hours, the two men had several violent run-ins with the Earps and their friend Doc Holliday. Around 1:30 p.m. on October 26, Ike’s brother Billy rode into town to join them, along with Frank McLaury and Billy Claiborne. The first person they met in the local saloon was Holliday, who was delighted to inform them that their brothers had both been pistol-whipped by the Earps. Frank and Billy immediately left the saloon, vowing revenge.

    Around 3 p.m., the Earps and Holliday spotted the five members of the Clanton-McLaury gang in a vacant lot behind the OK Corral, at the end of Fremont Street. The famous gunfight that ensued lasted all of 30 seconds, and around 30 shots were fired. Though it’s still debated who fired the first shot, most reports say that the shootout began when Virgil Earp pulled out his revolver and shot Billy Clanton point-blank in the chest, while Doc Holliday fired a shotgun blast at Tom McLaury’s chest. Though Wyatt Earp wounded Frank McLaury with a shot in the stomach, Frank managed to get off a few shots before collapsing, as did Billy Clanton. When the dust cleared, Billy Clanton and the McLaury brothers were dead, and Virgil and Morgan Earp and Doc Holliday were wounded. Ike Clanton and Claiborne had run for the hills.

    Sheriff John Behan of Cochise County, who witnessed the shootout, charged the Earps and Holliday with murder. A month later, however, a Tombstone judge found the men not guilty, ruling that they were “fully justified in committing these homicides.” The famous shootout has been immortalized in many movies, including Frontier Marshal (1939), Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957), Tombstone (1993) and Wyatt Earp (1994).
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    October 27, 1862

    A Confederate force is routed at the Battle of Georgia Landing, near Bayou Lafourche in Louisiana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masons Children View Post
    October 27, 1862

    A Confederate force is routed at the Battle of Georgia Landing, near Bayou Lafourche in Louisiana.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Georgia_Landing
    Cool. First time I heard of that particular battle. And I grew up not to far from there.
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    On this day, October 30, in 1890, Oakland, California enacted a law making narcotics like opium, morphine and cocaine available by doctor’s prescription only. Oakland’s law was part of a trend of many municipalities and some states passing laws against mind-altering substances, both chemical and alcoholic.

    The trend continued to expand to the national level: by 1905, Congress banned opium, and the following year, passed the Pure Food and Drug Act, requiring drug makers to list all the contents of their medicine, to ensure opium would not sneak into a solution of something. A decade later the Harrison Narcotics Act required everyone involved in production, distribution or sale of narcotics to register with the federal government and pay a tax - http://www.famousdaily.com/history/o...e-cocaine.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helena View Post
    On this day, October 30, in 1890, Oakland, California enacted a law making narcotics like opium, morphine and cocaine available by doctor’s prescription only. Oakland’s law was part of a trend of many municipalities and some states passing laws against mind-altering substances, both chemical and alcoholic.

    The trend continued to expand to the national level: by 1905, Congress banned opium, and the following year, passed the Pure Food and Drug Act, requiring drug makers to list all the contents of their medicine, to ensure opium would not sneak into a solution of something. A decade later the Harrison Narcotics Act required everyone involved in production, distribution or sale of narcotics to register with the federal government and pay a tax - http://www.famousdaily.com/history/o...e-cocaine.html
    Coca Cola wasn't the same since!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helena View Post
    On this day, October 30, in 1890, Oakland, California enacted a law making narcotics like opium, morphine and cocaine available by doctor’s prescription only. Oakland’s law was part of a trend of many municipalities and some states passing laws against mind-altering substances, both chemical and alcoholic.

    The trend continued to expand to the national level: by 1905, Congress banned opium, and the following year, passed the Pure Food and Drug Act, requiring drug makers to list all the contents of their medicine, to ensure opium would not sneak into a solution of something. A decade later the Harrison Narcotics Act required everyone involved in production, distribution or sale of narcotics to register with the federal government and pay a tax - http://www.famousdaily.com/history/o...e-cocaine.html
    Thats when they outlawed marijuana also. I tried the Blue Grass once. I got all Folked Up.

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