Have You Heard – October 19, 2015

Have You Heard, today (10/19) marks the 234th anniversary of when British Lord Gen. Cornwallis surrendered to the Continental Army led by Gen. George Washington, effectively ending the American Revolution.

143 years ago today, a German miner found what’s considered the largest-ever gold nugget.
Some call it a “specimen” and not a “nugget,” as it weighed in at 968 pounds.
In 1872, those 15,488 ounces were worth a little more than 359,000 U.S. dollars.
In today’s gold prices, the “nugget” is worth $18.3 million!

Dallas’ Love Field, where Lyndon Johnson took the oath of president after JFK’s death, opened 98 years ago today (10/19/1917).
Ironically, the airport opened the same year in which President Kennedy was born.

President Jimmy Carter’s daughter Amy turns 48 today.

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is 35 today.

The biggest one-day percentage drop in Dow Jones history happened 28 years ago today.
“Black Monday” saw the Dow drop 508 points and lose 22.6% of its value.
That’s roughly the same as the percentage drop over two days during the stock market collapse in October of 1929.

The Norwegian band “a-ha” had eight number-one hits in Norway but only one top-10 hit in the U.S.
That one hit was a big one, however. “Take On Me” hit the top of the Billboard chart 30 years ago today.

Today is “Evaluate Your Life Day.”

You can see “Have You Heard” each weeknight after weather on News13 at 11:00.

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