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Fail On Sept. 21, a Brandon deputy responded to the 900 block of Oakwood for an attempted home invasion. The complainant said between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m., the day before someone tried to force entry into her home....more >>

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Monday, October 4 - There was a report of a juvenile female hiding in a slide tunnel on Mechanic. An officer responded and learned that it was just kids playing. Sunday, October 3 - Someone stole a 2008 Yamaha from a unlocked shed on Sullivan sometime between Sept....more >>
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Born October 20th
1901: Adelaide Hall, cabaret singer.
1925: Art Buchwald, humorist.
1931: Mickey Mantel, baseball great who played for the New York Yankees
1932: Michael McClure, beat poet.
1940: Robert Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate.
October 20th
in history
1944: U.S. troops and on Leyte in the Philippines, keeping General MacArthur's pledge I shall return.General George C. Kenney pioneered aerial warfare strategy and tactics in the Pacific theater.
1945: Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon form the Arab League to present a unified front against the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine.
1947: The House Un-American Activities Committee opens public hearings on alleged communist infiltration in Hollywood. Among those denounced as having un-American tendencies are: Katherine Hepburn, Charles Chaplin and Edward G. Robinson. Among those called to testify is Screen Actors Guild President Ronald Reagan, who denies that leftists ever controlled the Guild and refuses to label anyone a communist.
1968: Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis.
1973: Arab oil-producing nations ban oil exports to the United States, following the outbreak of Arab-Israeli war.