Oct. 15, 2011
The World and Everything In It

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The TW&E History Book:

  • Oct. 15, 539 B.C. - Cyrus the Great captures Babylon and chooses to release the Jews from almost from almost 70 years of captivity. He allows them to return to Judah and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. Read about it in Ezra, chapter 1.
  • Oct. 15, 1969 - An estimated two million demonstrators nationwide participate in the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam. Here is a story about the event that appeared in the UK's Guardian newspaper.
  • Oct. 16, 1978 - Cardinal Karol Jozef Wojtyla of Poland is elected Pope of the Roman Catholic church and becomes John Paul II. He became the church's second longest-serving Pope, leading the Roman Catholic Church until his death in 2005.
  • Oct. 15, 1991 - Following bitter confirmation hearings, the U.S. sneate narrowly confirms the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, 52-48.
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Oct. 15, 2011