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
He wrote the famous Richie Havens song, 'Handsome Johnny.' Who is he?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
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