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On OCT 24 in 1901, a 63-year-old schoolteacher named #AnnieEdsonTaylor becomes the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel. #TodayInHistory
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On Oct 12 in 1786, a lovesick Thomas Jefferson composes a romantic and introspective letter to a woman named Maria Cosway. #TodayInHistory
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Pianist and composer #FranzLiszt is born on this OCT 22 in 1811 in the #Hapsburg Kingdom of Hungary, Franz Liszt would go on to make a name for himself not only as an important composer in the Romantic era, but also as one of the greatest pianists who ever lived. #TodayInHistory
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On OCT 22 in 1964, Jean-Paul #Sartre is awarded the #NobelPrize for literature, which he declines. In his novels, essays, and plays, Sartre advanced the philosophy of existentialism, arguing that each individual must create meaning for his or her own life. because life itself had no innate meaning. #TodayInHistory
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On OCT 24 in 1775, Virginia’s last royal governor, Lord John Murray Dunmore, orders a British naval fleet of six ships to sail up the James River and into Hampton Creek to attack Patriot troops and destroy the town of Norfolk, #Virginia . #TodayInHistory