This Weekend In History…..

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown…..

October 27, 1966…..

The animated television special It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is aired for the first time. It was based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

Statue of Liberty…..

October 28, 1886…..

The 151-foot-high gift from the French people is dedicated. The French donated the Statue of Liberty, but the U.S. was responsible for building its pedestal. 

Duane Allman Killed in Motorcycle Crash…..

October 29, 1971…..

24-year-old Duane Allman, slide guitarist and leader of the Allman Brothers Band, dies after crashing his motorcycle. Allman was speeding on his motorcycle when he slowed for an oncoming flatbed truck turning left in front of him. Allman veered to the center of the lane to go around the truck, but the truck stopped suddenly and Allman slammed into the weight ball of the crane the truck was carrying causing severe internal injuries. He died later that day during surgery at the hospital.