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Today, October 31 in
1517 Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the
Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the
Protestant Reformation in Germany. 
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___________________________________________________ Reported by Moe An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Rosanne Nelson, Connecticut Mother of N.J. girl who died in pancake-eating contest sues college The mother of a Connecticut college student who choked to death on pancakes during an eating contest on campus last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university. Rosanne Nelson sued Sacred Heart University on Monday in Bridgeport state court over the death of her daughter, 20-year- old Caitlin Nelson, of Clark. The lawsuit seeks an undisclosed amount of money and accuses the school of approving the contest despite the dangers and failing to provide adequate medical personnel. Officials at the Catholic university in Fairfield declined to comment. Caitlin Nelson was a junior social work major whose father, police officer James Nelson, was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in Manhattan. She died at a New York City hospital three days after participating in the eating contest. Police said that Nelson suffered from multiple food allergies, but it is yet unclear what caused her death, the report said. From: Liz Re: "Outdated" email account Dear Webby. I got an email, supposedly from "admin@mailbox.com" that claimed " We noticed that your email account has been outdated . Your email account ...." MailWasher showed the underlying real email address, which was totally different. I was momentarily tempted to tell them where to stuff it, and how, but decided that would just confirm to them, that they got through to me. Instead I am telling you, so that you can alert all subscribers. Liz Dear Liz Yes, that is indeed the best way to handle stuff like that. Instead of making yourself a target, make them the target. It is easy enough to make a filter looking for "outdated". Have FUN! DearWebby

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Today October 31 in
1517 Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the
Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the
Protestant Reformation in Germany. 

1914 The Ottoman Empire (Turkey) joined the Central Powers
(Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Bulgaria). 

1922 Benito Mussolini became prime minister of Italy. 

1926 Magician Harry Houdini died of gangrene and peritonitis
resulting from a ruptured appendix. His appendix had been damaged
twelve days earlier when he had been punched in the stomach by a
student unexpectedly. During a lecture Houdini had commented on
the strength of his stomach muscles and their ability to
withstand hard blows. 

1940 The British air victory in the Battle of Britain prevented
Germany from invading Britain. 

1941 Mount Rushmore was declared complete after 14 years of work.
At the time the 60-foot busts of U.S. Presidents George
Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham
Lincoln were finished. 

1941 The U.S. Navy destroyer Reuben James was torpedoed by a
German submarine near Iceland. The U.S. had not yet entered World
War II. More than 100 men were killed. 

1952 The U.S. detonated its first hydrogen bomb. 

1954 The Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) began a revolt
against French rule. 

1955 Britain's Princess Margaret announced she would not marry
Royal Air Force Captain Peter Townsend. 

1956 Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek became the first person to land an
airplane at the South Pole. Dufek also became the first person to
set foot on the South Pole. 

1959 Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine from Fort Worth, TX,
announced that he would never return to the U.S. At the time he
was in Moscow, Russia. 

1961 In the Soviet Union, the body of Joseph Stalin was removed
from Lenin's Tomb where it was on public display. 

1968 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S.
bombing of North Vietnam. 

1969 Wal-Mart Discount City stores were incorporated as Wal-Mart
Stores, Inc. 

1981 Antigua and Barbuda became independent of Great Britain. 

1983 The U.S. Defense Department acknowledged that during the
U.S. led invasion of Grenada, that a U.S. Navy plane had
mistakenly bombed a civilian hospital. 

1984 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated near
her residence by two Sikh security guards. Her son, Rajiv, was
sworn in as prime minister. 

1992 In Liberia, it was announced that five American nuns had
been killed near Monrovia. Rebels loyal to Charles Taylor were
blamed for the murders. 

1994 68 people were killed when an American Eagle ATR-72, plunged
into a northern Indiana farm. 

1997 Louise Woodward, British au pair, was sentenced to life in
prison after being convicted of second-degree murder in the death
of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen. She was released after her
sentence was reduced to manslaughter. 

1998 Iraq announced that it was halting all dealings with U.N.
arms inspectors. The inspectors were investigating the country's
weapons of mass destruction stemming from Iraq's invasion of
Kuwait in 1990. 

1999 EgyptAir Flight 990 crashed off the coast of Nantucket, MA,
killing all 217 people aboard. 

1999 Leaders from the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran
Church signed the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of
Justification. The event ended a centuries-old doctrinal dispute
over the nature of faith and salvation. 

2001 Microsoft and the U.S. Justice Department reached a
tentative agreement to settle the antitrust case against the
software company. 

2007 Google shares hit $700 for the first time. 

2008 Distribution Video Audio, Inc. shipped its final shipment of
VHS tapes to stores. The company was the last major United
supplier of pre-recorded VHS tapes. 

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