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Today in History - Oct. 17

Today in History for Oct. 17: In 1483, Pope Sixtus IV launched the Spanish Inquisition, placing it under the joint direction of the Catholic Church and state.

Today in Music History - Oct. 17

Today in Music History for Oct. 17: In 1948, Montreal's "Pro Musica Society" presented its first chamber music concert, featuring the Stuyvesant String Quartet and clarinetist Clark Brody.

Today in History - Oct. 16

Today in History for Oct. 16: On this date: In 1555, in Oxford, England, bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley were burned at the stake for heresy because of their Protestant beliefs.

Today in History - Oct. 16

Today in History for Oct. 16: On this date: In 1555, in Oxford, England, bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley were burned at the stake for heresy because of their Protestant beliefs.

Today in Music History - Oct. 16

Today in Music History for Oct. 16: In 1923, "The Societe Canadienne D'operette Inc.," one of the first opera companies in Quebec, presented its first production, "Offenbach's Les Brigands," at the Monument National in Montreal.

Today in History - Oct. 16

Today in History for Oct. 16: In 1555, in Oxford, England, bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley were burned at the stake for heresy because of their Protestant beliefs.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 16

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 16: Actress Angela Lansbury is 92. Actor Peter Bowles ("Victoria," ''Rumpole of the Bailey") is 81. Actor-producer Tony Anthony is 80. Actor Barry Corbin ("One Tree Hill," ''Northern Exposure") is 77.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 15

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 15: Former auto executive Lee Iacocca is 93. Jazz pianist Freddy Cole is 86. Singer Barry McGuire is 82. Willie O'Ree, the first black player in the NHL, is 82. Actress Linda Lavin ("Alice") is 80.

Today in Music History - Oct. 15

Today in Music History for Oct. 15: In 1932, the Winnipeg Auditorium, the city's main concert hall until 1968, was opened by Prime Minister R. B. Bennett. The building was remodeled in 1975 to house the Provincial Archives and Library.

Today in History - Oct. 15

Today in History for Oct. 15: In 1542, the great Mogul emperor Jalaluddin Akbar was born in India. In 1582, the Gregorian calendar was introduced in Catholic countries. As a result, 10 days were lost as the calendar jumped from Oct. 4 to Oct. 15.