Today in History – October 17
Today is October 17. There are 68 days until Christmas.
On this date in 1902, the first Cadillac was completed in Detroit, Michigan.
In 1967, the musical, "Hair," opened on Broadway. The show ran for more than 17-hundred performances.
In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 2001, an anthrax threat prompted congressional leaders to close six House and Senate office buildings.
Today is Black Poetry Day, BRA Day USA, and Pasta Day.
Happy Birthday to Actor George Wendt, “Norm” on “Cheers” is 70.
Astronaut Mae Jamison, the first African-American woman in space is 62.
Emmy Award-winning animator Mike Judge, from the TV shows “King of the Hill” and “Beavis and Butthead” is 56.
Rapper Eminem is 46.
Actress Felicity Jones is 35. Her credits include the movies "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,"and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."