The Daily News | October 12

Robert Edward Lee, Confederate General, died, 1870
Alf Landon died, 1987
Roger B. Taney, US Supreme Court Justice, died, 1864
Tom Mix, actor, died, 1940
First US memorial to Columbus dedicated (Baltimore), 1792
Man O’ War’s last race, 1920
Columbus landed on the island of Guanahani (Bahamas), 1492
Anatole France, writer, died, 1924
Bernarr MacFadden, publisher and health fad promoter, died, 1955
Egyptian earthquake (600 killed), 1992
UNIVAC gave contract for SIMULA compiler to Nygaard and Dahl, 1962
The Jimi Hendrix Experience formed, 1966
“The Gay Divorcee,” starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers,, 1934
“Three Blind Mice” first published, 1609
Nikita Khrushchev pounded his desk with a shoe during a UN speech, 1960
Elizabeth Gurney Fry, English reformer, died, 1845