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On This Day - October 09


Literary and Innovative People
A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.
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Events through the years on October 09

World Post Day

1967 Latin American guerrilla leader Che Guevara was executed in Bolivia while attempting to incite revolution

Picture of Michael Palmer

1942 Michael Palmer, thriller author was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, on October 9, 1942 and died on October 30, in 2013 in New York, USA. Palmer was 71 years old when he suffered a heart attack and a stroke, from which he did not recover. Palmer wrote 22 novels, all of which had a medical theme as he drew from his medical practice and studies for inspiration. Natural Causes is about a doctor who prescribes medicine that he shouldn't.

Picture of John Pilger

1939 John Pilger was born in Bondi, Australia on October 9, 1939. Expatriot, journalist and film-maker John Pilger writes about his homeland with life-long affection and a passionately critical eye. In A Secret Country he pays tribute to a little known Australia and tells a story of high political drama.

1834 Opening of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway, the first public railway on the island of Ireland.

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