Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2019. There are 83 days left in the year.
Highlight in History
In 1967, Marxist revolutionary guerrilla leader Che Guevara, 39, was summarily executed by the Bolivian army a day after his capture.
In 1776, a group of Spanish missionaries settled in present-day San Francisco.
In 1914, the Belgian city of Antwerp fell to German forces during World War I.
In 1930, Laura Ingalls became the first woman to fly across the United States as she completed a nine-stop journey from Roosevelt Field, New York, to Glendale, California.
In 1936, the first generator at Boulder (later Hoover) Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.
In 2001, in the first daylight raids since the start of U.S.-led attacks on Afghanistan, jets bombed the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar.
In 2012, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison following his conviction on 45 counts of sexual abuse of boys.
Retired MLB All-Star Joe Pepitone is 79. Former Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., is 78. Singer Jackson Browne is 71. Actor Robert Wuhl is 68. Actress-TV personality Sharon Osbourne is 67. Actor Tony Shalhoub is 66. Actor Scott Bakula is 65. Actor John O’Hurley is 65. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary is 61. Movie director Guillermo del Toro is 55. Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is 53. Singer P.J. Harvey is 50. Movie director Steve McQueen (Film: “12 Years a Slave”) is 50. World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam is 49. Rock singer Sean Lennon is 44. Actor Brandon Routh is 40. Actor Zachery Ty Bryan is 38. Comedian Melissa Villasenor (TV: “Saturday Night Live”) is 32. Country singer Scotty McCreery (TV: “American Idol”) is 26.