Almanac – October 30

Today is International Orthopaedic Nurses Day.

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1857 – Georges Gilles de la Tourette born.  French physician who could be classified today as a neurologist and the guy who gave his name to Tourette syndrome.

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1871 – Paul Valéry born. French poet, essayist, and philosopher. His interests were sufficiently broad that he can be classified as a polymath. In addition to his poetry and fiction (drama and dialogues) and aphorisms on art, history, letters, music, and current events.

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1893 – Charles Atlas born, originally known as Angelo Siciliano. You too could have a body like his – that advert must have been in every comic I read as a kid. It never convinced me enough to send him money, though.

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1938 – Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.

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1973 – The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time.

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