National Mole Day does not pay tribute to the furry, tiny-eyed mammals. Mole Day was created by chemistry teacher Maurice Oehler to help get students excited about learning chemistry. A mole is a unit of measure for the amount of a chemical substance. Mole Day begins at 6:02 a.m. on Oct. 23 — a time representative of Avogardo’s Number, 6.02 x 10 to the 23rd power.
1973 Nixon’s Watergate Tapes
President Nixon agrees to turn over taped conversations regarding Watergate.
1987 Senate Committee Rejects Robert Bork
Senate votes against President Reagan’s Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork.
2001 First iPod
Steve Jobs debuted Apple’s first model of the iPod. The portable music device featured scroll wheel navigation and was priced at $400.
2002 Moscow Theater Siege
Terrorists demanding Chechnya’s independence hold hundreds of civilians hostage. The standoff lasted for 57 hours. On Oct. 26, Russian police gassed the theater, knocking the rebels and hostages unconscious, before storming into the building. Most of the Chechnyan rebels and 120 hostages were killed during the police raid.
1893 Gummo Marx
1925 Johnny Carson
1942 Michael Crighton
1954 Ang Lee
1957 Martin Luther King III
1959 Nancy Grace
1959 Sam Raimi
1959 Wierd Al
1960 Randy Pausch
1962 Doug Flutie
1965 Augusten Burroughs
1976 Ryan Reynolds
1984 Meghan McCain
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