TODAY IN HISTORY - October 17th:

1888 - Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).
2012 - Lance Armstrong loses a host of endorsements in the wake of his doping scandal


1938 - Robert "Evel" Knievel, motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), (d. 2007)
1948 - Margot Kidder, Yellowknife, actress (Lois Lane, Amityville Horror)
1949 - Timothy Bottoms, actor (Adam-East of Eden), born in Santa Barbara, California

1955 - Sam Bottoms, actor (Prime Risk, Savages), born in Santa Barbara, California

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