Throughout history, many interesting things have happened on October 17th…
539 BC – King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile and making the first Human Rights Declaration.
1814 – The London Beer Flood occurs in London, killing nine.
1918 – Rita Hayworth was born
1931 – Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion.
1972 – Eminem was born
1979 – Mother Teresa awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
All interesting… Sure, but maybe most interesting for Hog Fans today is that 2 of our 4 wins over #1 teams in Razorback History have fallen on October 17th. Coincidence? I think not.
1964 – 14-13 win over Texas in Austin.
1981 – 42-11 win over Texas in Fayetteville.