Sunday, October 17, 2010

Today's Devereaux Nuggets

October 17 ~

An earthquake shook San Francisco on this day in 1989. The quake, measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale, lasted for 15 seconds, damaged 100,000 buildings, injured 3,000 and killed 63. The quake was televised nationwide as it occurred during the third game of the World Series. Whether you’re interested in earthquakes, baseball or San Francisco, it’s @ your library.

Al Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison on this day in 1931. Check out some gangster flicks @ your library.