Today in History @ BellaOnline Learn more about what happened this day, this week, this month or this year in history! en-us Copyright 2015 All Rights Reserved. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 20:41:00 EST 240 Today in History @ BellaOnline October 5 - Lech Walesa Wins Nobel Peace Prize Lech Walesa was not a highly educated man, but he worked hard and often suffered punishments to obtain rights for the working class. On October 5, 1983, Walesa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts supporting human rights. Sun, 4 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EST The Last Days of Edgar Allan Poe “There at length they found me lying, weak and ’wildered, sick and dying, / And my shattered wreck of being to a kindly refuge bore … ” These are just a few lines from a poem entitled “The Streets of Baltimore.” Hauntingly, they evoke the mysterious death of its purported author on October 3, 1849. Sat, 3 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EST September 29 - Vandals Rip Up NY Giants Field On September 29, 1957, seventy-five seasons after they started playing ball, the New York Giants played their final game. Then they flew west to San Francisco. How did their fans react? With mixed emotions, apparently. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EST