October 23rd Today in History

October 23rd Today in History:
1) 1836 American Alonzo Phillips is awarded a patent for inventing safety matches.
2) 1929 “Black Thursday” on Wall Street as share selling turns into a panic.
3) 1939 the first nylon stockings, to replace silk, go on sale in the US
4) 1944 after reaching the German city of Aachen, on the Belgium border, after a month long battle, American troops occupy the 88 % destroyed city. Preparing to push eastward to the Cologne and the Rhine River, US forces enter the Hurtgen Forest .