Today is Monday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2006. There are 69 days left in the year. On this date in 1956, a spontaneous, student-sparked revolt against Hungary's Communist rule begins in Budapest; as the revolution spreads, Soviet forces start entering the country, and the uprising is put down within weeks.
In 1915, 25,000 women march in New York City, demanding the right to vote. In 1925, talk show host Johnny Carson is born in Corning, Iowa. In 1942, during World War II, Britain launches a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein in Egypt. In 1944, the World War II Battle of Leyte Gulf begins. In 1946, the United Nations General Assembly convenes in New York for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing Meadow in Queens. In 1973, President Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor to Judge John J. Sirica. In 1983, 241 U.S. Marines and sailors in Lebanon are killed in a suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International Airport; a near-simultaneous attack on French forces kills 58 paratroopers. In 1987, the U.S. Senate rejects 58-42 the Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork.
October 23, 1981: Two men are arrested in the murder of Mahoning County Sheriff's Deputy John Litch during an attack on a police cruiser to free Robert Glenn, who was held on a murder charge. John Glenn, 19, a brother of the escaped prisoner, and Chester Phillips, 22, are in custody.
Trumbull County United way officials announce their month-long drive has collected a record 2.1 million in pledges.
General Motors Corp., the No. 1 U.S. automaker, reports it lost 468 million in the third quarter of 1981, more than twice as much as most analysts had predicted.
October 23, 1966: A corporate gift of 145,000 from Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co., an increase of 5,000 over 1965, is made to Youngstown Area United Appeal, Community Chest-Red Cross, bringing the campaign within 19,000 of its 1 million goal.
The Youngstown Transit Co. has assured the Mahoning Community College that arrangements will be made for bus transportation to the college site in Canfield Township.
A memorable performance by pianist Gran Johannsen opens the Youngstown Philharmonic Orchestra's 40th anniversary season at Stambaugh Auditorium.
October 23, 1956: More than 300 people attend ground-breaking ceremonies for the new First Presbyterian Church in Niles. The 413,000 structure will be built on Robbins Ave. Mrs. C. Homer Rose turns the first shovel of dirt.
Joseph & quot;Joey & quot; Naples and John Zentko are picked up by Youngstown police in a crackdown on the numbers racket run by Naples' older brother, Sandy.
Joseph Carlino, who allegedly drove the man who threw acid into the face of newspaper columnist Victor Riesel from New York to a hideout in Youngstown, pleads guilty to a conspiracy charge.
October 23, 1931: About 1,000 people attend a meeting at South High School to hear details of a plan to reopen City Trust & amp; Savings Bank.
The per capita cost of operating the Mahoning County schools is the lowest among the larger counties of Ohio at 80.90. The average is 88.99.
Pennsylvania state police ask Youngstown police to be on the lookout for two youths who pulled a daylight robbery of the Westminster College bookstore, escaping with cash and merchandise valued at 45.