Today in history - Oct. 23
Today is Monday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2006. There are 69 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
Fifty years ago, on Oct. 23, 1956, a spontaneous, student-sparked revolt against Hungary's Communist rule began in Budapest; as the revolution spread, Soviet forces started entering the country, and the uprising was put down within weeks.
On this date:
In 1864, forces led by Union Gen. Samuel R. Curtis repelled Confederate Gen. Sterling Price's army in the Civil War Battle of Westport, Mo.