This week in history

Oct. 15, 1993: Nelson Mandela and South African president Klerk was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 15, 1993. — submitted photo

Oct. 15, 1924: President Calvin Coolidge declares the Statue of Liberty a national monument.

Oct. 15, 1933: Philadelphia Eagles play first NFL game, lose to New York Giants 56-0.

Oct. 15, 1993: Nelson Mandela and South African President Klerk awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Oct. 16, 1968: Americans Tommie Smith (gold 19.83 world record) and John Carlos (bronze) famously give the Black power salute on the 200-meter medal podium during the Mexico City Olympics.

Oct. 16, 2013: The United States ends its 16-day government shut down and avoids default in a bipartisan deal in the Senate.

Oct. 18, 1945: Paul Robeson wins Spingarn Medal for singing and acting achievements.

Oct. 18, 1967: Walt Disney’s “Jungle Book” film is released.

Oct. 18, 1992: The Philadelphia Eagles’ Randall Cunningham sets NFL quarterback scramble (rushing) record of 3,683 yards.

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