10 October 1864
On this date in 1864…
Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s troops inflicted heavy damage to federal vessels and troops at Eastport, Mississippi on the Tennessee River.
- 1802 – The first non-Indian settlement was established in Oklahoma by the fur traders of Col. A.P. Chouteau at present-day Salinas.
- 1845 – The United States Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, Maryland.
- 1864 – Federal General W.T. Sherman’s invading troops burned foundries, mills and shops of every kind in Rome, Georgia.
- 1971 – Ater being sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, the London Bridge reopened in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
- 2003 – Radio host Rush Limbaugh of Missouri announced that he was addicted to painkillers and that he was going to check into rehab.
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