Tue, October 23, 2018 | 17:40

Today is Tuesday, October 23, the 296th day of 2018. There are 69 days left in the year.

1775 — Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army

1790 — Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed)

1805 — Sailing ship "Aeneus" sinks off Newfoundland killing 340

1864 — Battle of Westport, Missouri

1890 — The opera "Prince Igor" is produced

1915 — 25,000 women march in New York City, demanding right to vote

1932 — "Fred Allen Show" premieres on radio

1941 — Walt Disney’s "Dumbo" released

1942 — During WW II, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt