October 12, 1997 in Nation/World

Today In History


In 1492: (Old Style calendar; Oct. 21 New Style), Christopher Columbus arrived with his expedition in the present-day Bahamas.

In 1861: Confederate ironclad Manassas attacked a northern ship on the Mississippi.

In 1960: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev disrupted a U.N. General Assembly session by pounding his desk with a shoe during a dispute.

In 1971: The rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” opened on Broadway.

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