THAT'S THE WAY IT WAS

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Child in rabbit costume - October 1974
Photo: Jodi Cobb/The Denver Post

Child in rabbit costume - October 1974

Photo: Jodi Cobb/The Denver Post

Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay at a Halloween party. Los Angeles, October 1956
Photo: Michael Ochs/Getty

Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay at a Halloween party. Los Angeles, October 1956

Photo: Michael Ochs/Getty

Girl putting eyeholes in her halloween mask. October 1955
 Photo: Jacobsen /Three Lions/Getty

Girl putting eyeholes in her halloween mask. October 1955

Photo: Jacobsen /Three Lions/Getty


Trick or Treaters - October 31, 1969
Photo: Steve Larson/The Denver Post
Trick or Treaters - October 31, 1969
Photo: Steve Larson/The Denver Post
October 15, 1888: The “From Hell” letter, believed to be written by Jack The Ripper, is sent to George Lusk, head of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee - a group of local volunteers who patrolled the streets of London’s Whitechapel District.  The letter was delivered with a small box containing half of what doctors later determined was a human kidney preserved in ethanol.
The original letter, as well as the kidney that accompanied it, have subsequently been lost along with other items that were originally contained within the Ripper police files. The image shown here is from a photograph taken before the loss.
The text of the letter reads:
From hell
Mr LuskSorI send you half theKidne I took from one womenprasarved it for you tother pirceI fried and ate it was very nise Imay send you the bloody knif thattook it out if you only wate a whillonger.
signedCatch me whenyou CanMishter Lusk.

October 15, 1888: The “From Hell” letter, believed to be written by Jack The Ripper, is sent to George Lusk, head of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee - a group of local volunteers who patrolled the streets of London’s Whitechapel District.  The letter was delivered with a small box containing half of what doctors later determined was a human kidney preserved in ethanol.

The original letter, as well as the kidney that accompanied it, have subsequently been lost along with other items that were originally contained within the Ripper police files. The image shown here is from a photograph taken before the loss.

The text of the letter reads:

From hell

Mr Lusk
Sor
I send you half the
Kidne I took from one women
prasarved it for you tother pirce
I fried and ate it was very nise I
may send you the bloody knif that
took it out if you only wate a whil
longer.

signed
Catch me when
you Can
Mishter Lusk.

October 13, 1972: Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, a chartered flight carrying 45 people, including a rugby union team, their friends, family and associates, crashes in the Andes mountains.
More than a quarter of the passengers died in the crash and several others quickly succumbed to cold and injury. Of the 27 who were alive a few days after the accident, another eight were killed by an avalanche that swept over their shelter in the wreckage. The last 16 survivors were rescued on 23 December 1972, more than two months after the crash.
The survivors had little food and no source of heat in the harsh conditions at over 11,800 ft altitude. Faced with starvation and radio news reports that the search for them had been abandoned, the survivors fed on the dead passengers who had been preserved in the snow. Rescuers did not learn of the survivors until 72 days after the crash when passengers Nando Parrado and Roberto Canessa, after a 10-day trek across the Andes, found Chilean arriero Sergio Catalán, who gave them food and then alerted the existence of the other survivors. (wikipedia.org)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Andes_flight_disaster
Photo:  This is the first photograph taken by rescuers of the 1972 Andes plane crash. (Antonio Caruso/El Pais)
 

October 13, 1972: Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, a chartered flight carrying 45 people, including a rugby union team, their friends, family and associates, crashes in the Andes mountains.

More than a quarter of the passengers died in the crash and several others quickly succumbed to cold and injury. Of the 27 who were alive a few days after the accident, another eight were killed by an avalanche that swept over their shelter in the wreckage. The last 16 survivors were rescued on 23 December 1972, more than two months after the crash.

The survivors had little food and no source of heat in the harsh conditions at over 11,800 ft altitude. Faced with starvation and radio news reports that the search for them had been abandoned, the survivors fed on the dead passengers who had been preserved in the snow. Rescuers did not learn of the survivors until 72 days after the crash when passengers Nando Parrado and Roberto Canessa, after a 10-day trek across the Andes, found Chilean arriero Sergio Catalán, who gave them food and then alerted the existence of the other survivors. (wikipedia.org)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Andes_flight_disaster

Photo:  This is the first photograph taken by rescuers of the 1972 Andes plane crash. (Antonio Caruso/El Pais)

 

October 11, 1910: Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane. He flew four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright brothers at Kinloch Field, St. Louis, Missouri.
Filmed footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKTbUI37fvc#t=31
Photo: Cole & Co./Library of Congress

October 11, 1910: Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane. He flew four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright brothers at Kinloch Field, St. Louis, Missouri.

Filmed footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKTbUI37fvc#t=31

Photo: Cole & Co./Library of Congress

Political Halloween Masks - October 1978
Photo: Kenn Bisio/The Denver Post

Political Halloween Masks - October 1978

Photo: Kenn Bisio/The Denver Post

Actress Janet Leigh with her daughter Jamie Lee Curtis - Los Angeles 1967
Photo: Moviepix

Actress Janet Leigh with her daughter Jamie Lee Curtis - Los Angeles 1967

Photo: Moviepix