Friday, October 19, 2007

October 19, 2007 - On this day in 1985, the first Blockbuster Video store opened in Dallas, Texas. In 1954, Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama made the first ascent of Cho Oyu, the world's 6th highest mountain. In 1943, researchers at Rutgers University isolated Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis. In 1917, Love Field opened in Dallas, Texas. And in 1469, Ferdinand II of Aragon married Isabella of Castile, paving the way to the unification of Aragon and Castile into a single country, Spain. Happy Birthday Chris Kattan (1970), Trey Parker (1969), Jon Favreau (1966), Evander Holyfield (1962), John Lithgow (1945) and Robert Reed (1932 - 1992).

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