This Day in History

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2008

In Alaska

In 1969, an Anchorage man found a leak in his kitchen roof. It was caused by a box of aircraft machine tools that fell from a plane and created a 3-foot hole in his roof.

In 1964, the Anchorage City Council appointed a 28-person committee to put together a bid for the 1972 Winter Olympics.

In the Nation

1n 1908, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series as they defeated the Detroit Tigers in Game 5, 2-0, at Bennett Park. The E.M. Forster novel "A Room With a View" was first published.

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