The Daily News | October 9

Forest fires hit North Minnesota (400 killed), 1910
Uganda gained autonomy, 1962
Count Casimir Pulaski, Polish patriot, wounded, 1779
Yale University founded, 1701
Felix Wankel, inventor of the rotary engine, died, 1988
Soyuz 25 (USSR) launched, 1977
Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Cuban revolutionary, killed, 1967
Calliope patented (J. Stoddard), 1855
Benjamin Banneker, “first Black man of science,” died, 1806
Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorced, 1973
General MacArthur ordered UN troops to cross 38th parallel, 1950
First two-way telephone conversation, 1876
King Alexander of Yugoslavia killed by a Croatian terrorist, 1934
Leif Ericson discovered North America, 1000
Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Maria Giovanni Pacelli), 260th pope, died, 1958
Edna Saint Vincent Millay, poet, died, 1950
Self-service grocery patented (Clarence Saunders - Piggly Wiggly), 1917
Mission Delores (San Francisco) founded, 1776
First working underground oil pipeline completed (Pithole, Pennsylvania), 1865
Silver half dimes coined (Philadelphia), 1792