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Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo.

~ Robert Byrne

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Getting caught is the mother of invention.

~ Robert Byrne

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Historical happenings

10/27/1873 Farmer Joseph F. Glidden applies for a patent on barbed wire. Glidden eventually received five patents and is generally considered to be the inventor of barbed wire.

10/27/1962 ~ An American U-2 reconnaissance plane is shot down by a surface-to-air missile over Cuba, killing the pilot, Maj. Rudolf Anderson, the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

10/27/1997 Stock markets crash around the world over fears of a global economic meltdown.

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Historical happenings

10/24/1836 The match is patented.

10/24/1861 ~ Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph line, putting the Pony Express out of business.

10/24/1929 Black Thursday takes place–the first day of the stock market crash which began the Great Depression.