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.

215-893-5716; chill@phillytrib.com.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.