23 October 1864
On this date in 1864…
Union General Samuel R Curtis defeated Confederate General Stirling Price at the Battle of Westport, ending Price’s Missouri Raid.
- 1828 – Confederate cavalry General Turner Ashby was born in Fauquier County, Virginia.
- 1930 – J.K. Scott won the first miniature golf tournament in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- 1962 – During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. naval “quarantine” of Cuba was approved by the Council of the Organization of American States.
- 1993 – Oklahoma’s Joe Carter, while playing for the Toronto Blue Jays, became only the second player to end the World Series with a home run.
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