This week in history

Nobel prize for literature awarded to American writer Toni Morrison on Oct. 7, 1993. —AP PHOTO

Oct. 6, 1893: Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat.

Oct. 6, 1993: After 9 seasons and 3 Championships with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan announces his retirement from the NBA; returns on March 18, 1995 and leads Bulls to another 3 NBA titles.

Oct. 7, 1993: Nobel prize for literature awarded to American writer Toni Morrison.

Oct. 7, 2008: Music, podcast and video streaming service Spotify is launched.

Oct. 8, 1945: Microwave oven patented.

Oct. 9, 1888: Washington Monument opens for public admittance.


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