Have You Heard – October 13, 2015

Have You Heard, today (10/13) marks five years since 33 Chilean miners were rescued after being trapped underground for 69 days.
The long ordeal and the October 13 rescue attracted worldwide attention.

The third of four Kennedy-Nixon debates took place 55 years ago today.
This debate used split-screen technology, as Nixon was live in Hollywood and Kennedy was live in New York.
While many feel the debates may have been instrumental in Kennedy’s win in November, most of those polled thought Nixon won the third debate.
In fact, the only one of the four that was generally considered a win for Kennedy was the first.
However, you can argue that was the most important. An estimated 70 million Americans (equivalent to 124 million now) watched the first debate and, again, most gave Kennedy the nod.

If former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and/or groundbreaking comedian Lenny Bruce were alive, they’d both be 90 years old today.
Bruce passed away at the relatively-young age of 40. Thatcher died two years ago at the relatively-old age of 87.

Many consider the network U.S. Cellular launched in Chicago 32 years ago today (10/13/1983) to have been the nation’s first cellular network.

After the Allies took care of fascist Italy and Mussolini was ousted, Italy declared war on its former ally, Germany, 72 years ago today.

Demond Wilson, who played “Lamont” on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” turns 69 today.

The first American Basketball Association (ABA) game was played 48 years ago today. The Oakland Oaks hosted the Anaheim Amigos and won, 134-129.

Today is the “International Day of Failure,” a day to pause and reflect and learn from your setbacks.

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