On October 16, 1958 Patricia Bay Haroski an employee of State
Farm Insurance Company registered Bossís Day with US Chamber
of Commerce. Haroski chose the date because it was the date
of her bossís birthday who was also her father.
1793 - Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI, was guillotined
at the height of the French Revolution. The phrase "Let
them eat cake" is often attributed to Marie but there
is no evidence she ever said it.
1814 - The Great Beer Flood. More than 323,000 gallons of
beer burst out of the Meux and Company Brewery and poured
into the streets of St. Giles, London, England.
1869 - The Cardiff Giant was "discovered" in Cardiff,
1875 - Brigham Young University was founded in Provo, Utah.
1916 - In Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opened the first
family planning clinic in the United States.
1944 - Wally Walrus debuted in The Beach Nut, a Walter Lantz's
1968 - Tommie Smith and John Carlos were kicked off the US
team for participating in the 1968 Olympics Black Power salute.
1978 - Karol Wojtyla was elected Pope John Paul II, the first
non-Italian pontiff since 1523.
1984 - Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1995 - The Million Man March took place in Washington, DC.
Between 400,000 and 850,000 people marched.