Daily Archives: October 10, 2013

‘Kill Bill Volume 1’ opens in U.S. theaters 10 years ago today (2003)


Video: 'Kill Bill Volume 1' trailer

(Friday, October 10, 2003)Kill Bill Volume 1, an action/thriller film about a former member of an assassination team who seeks revenge on her ex-colleagues who massacred members of her wedding party and tried to kill her, opened today in U.S. theaters.

Directed by Quentin Tarantino, the film starred Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Sonny Chiba, Julie Dreyfus, Chiaki Kuriyama, Gordon Liu and Michael Parks.

James Bond film ‘From Russia with Love’ premieres in London 30 years ago today (1963)


Video: '007 #2: From Russia with Love - Official Trailer [1963]'

(Thursday, October 10, 1963) — James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE in From Russia with Love, second entry in the James Bond film series which premiered today at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.

Directed by Terence Young, the film stars Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond, Pedro Armendáriz, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, Bernard Lee and Daniela Bianchi.

Vice President Spiro T. Agnew resigns 40 years ago this hour (1973)


Video: 'Our World Fall 1973 Part 3' (Oct. 10, 1973, at 4:42)

(Wednesday, October 10, 1973, 2:05 p.m. EDT) — U.S. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew resigned today and then, in federal court in Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded no contest to criminal charges of tax evasion, part of a negotiated resolution to a scheme wherein he was accused of accepting more than $100,000 in bribes during his tenure as governor of Maryland. Continue reading Vice President Spiro T. Agnew resigns 40 years ago this hour (1973)

President Wilson marks completion of Panama Canal 100 years ago this hour (1913)


Video: 'Experience Panama - Seven Wonders Of The World - Episode 5: The Panama Canal, by BBC' (Oct. 10, 1913, at 47:11)

(Friday, October 10, 1913, 2 p.m. local time) — The Panama Canal was effectively completed today as President Woodrow Wilson sent a signal from the White House by telegraph, setting off explosives that destroyed a section of the Gamboa dike.