Showers this evening, becoming a steady rain overnight. Low 52F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch..
Showers this evening, becoming a steady rain overnight. Low 52F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Updated: October 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Major events that happened around the world on this day in history.
In 1940, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini conferred at Brenner Pass in the Alps.
In 1957, the Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into orbit.
In 1970, rock singer Janis Joplin, 27, was found dead in her Hollywood hotel room.
On Oct. 4, 2002, "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh received a 20-year sentence after a sobbing plea for forgiveness before a federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia. In a federal court in Boston, a laughing Richard Reid pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with explosives in his shoes (the British citizen was later sentenced to life in prison).
In 2003, a Palestinian woman blew herself up inside a restaurant in Haifa, Israel, killing 21 bystanders.
In 2004, pioneering astronaut Gordon Cooper died in Ventura, California, at age 77.
In 2004, the SpaceShipOne rocket plane broke through Earth's atmosphere to the edge of space for the second time in five days, capturing the $10 million Ansari X prize aimed at opening the final frontier to tourists.
Ten years ago: Greek Socialists trounced the governing conservatives in a landslide election.
Ten years ago: Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa, 74, died in Buenos Aires.
Five years ago: Former Haitian "president for life" Jean-Claude Duvalier, 63, died in Port-au-Prince.
Five years ago: North Korea's presumptive No. 2 leader, Hwang Pyong So, and other members of Pyongyang's inner circle met with South Korean officials in the rivals' highest level face-to-face talks in five years.
In 2017, President Donald Trump visited hospital bedsides and a police base in Las Vegas in the aftermath of the shooting rampage three nights earlier that left 58 people dead.
One year ago: Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was sentenced in Los Angeles to 28 years in prison for running down and killing a Compton businessman with a pickup truck.
One year ago: President Donald Trump told a Minnesota rally that Republican voters would be motivated by what he called the "rage-fueled resistance" by Democrats to the Kavanaugh nomination.
One year ago: The Senate Judiciary Committee said it had received an FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh; leading GOP lawmakers said there was nothing new in the report, while Democrats complained that the investigation omitted interviews with some potential witnesses and accused the White House of limiting the scope of the probe.
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