2009 - Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz, and Ada E. Yonath, "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome".
1982 - Andrew Lloyd Webber's music Cats! premieres on Broadway
1959 - U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 transmits first ever photographs of the Far side of the Moon.
1942 - U.S. and British government announce establishment of United Nations.
1931 - First infrared photograph, Rochester, New York.
This Day In Business
1952 - The bar code is first patented by Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver.
1968 - Motion Picture Association adopts its film-rating system, from "G" to "X"
1793 - Rosario, Argentina is founded.
1984 - Walter Payton gained 12,313th rushing yard breaking record of the great Jim Brown.
October 7th Holiday
Nagasaki Kunchi (Japan) - One of Japan's largest festivals that celebrates autumn harvests since the 16th century.
Today's Birthday Trivia
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