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Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 10:00 am | Updated: 12:16 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

1849: Poet-writer Edgar Allan Poe died at age 40.

1949: The Republic of East Germany was formed.

1968: The Motion Picture Association of America adopted its film-rating system, ranging from "G" for general audiences to "X" for adults only.

1998: Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was beaten, robbed, and left tied to a fence. He died five days later.

2001: U.S. and British forces launched bombing campaign against Taliban government and al-Qaeda terrorist camps in Afghanistan.

2003: California Gov. Gray Davis was recalled and former bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in his place.

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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

Albert Camus

(1913 - 1960)

 

 

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