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Image result for al capone  On this date on October 17 1931.One of the most notorious gangsters of the early 20th Century and one of the most wanted criminals of all time  by the FBI was a man named Abert Capone.

Capone operated through  out the 1920s.Alphonse Gabriel Capone was sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax invasion and fined $80,000 dollars which undermined the down fall of one of the greatest gangster in history Al Capone.

Image result for alaska 1867 On this date on October 18, 1867, the U.S. formally takes possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of Texas, and was championed by William Henry Seward, the enthusiasticly expansionist secretary of state under President Andrew Johnson.

Image result for first blockbuster storeOn this day in October 19,1985, Blockbuster video-rental store opens, in Dallas, Texas.It was the first movie store with a wide selection of dvd’s not like its rivals that only consist of limited movies, Blockbuster opened with some 8,000 tapes displayed on shelves around the store and a computerized check-out process.

 

 

Image result for louisiana purchaseOn this day in October 20, 1803, the U.S. Senate approves a treaty with France providing for the purchase of the territory of Louisiana, which would double the size of the United States.

 

 

Image result for 100,000 people march on the PentagonOn this day in October 21,1967 100,000 people march on the Pentagon.Demonstrators including radicals, liberals, black nationalists, hippies, professors, women’s groups, and war veterans march on the Pentagon.

 

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