3 Things About Today - Oct. 15, 2019

F.W. de Klerk, left, the last president of apartheid-era South Africa, and Nelson Mandela, his successor, wait to speak in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1993, to receive America’s Liberty Medal for effecting the transition to black majority rule.

On this day in 1993, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to South Africans Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk for their work to peacefully bring an end to the apartheid regime in the nation of South Africa and lay the foundations for democracy, according to Britannica.

“That really was a Hattori Hanzo sword.” On this day in 2003, the No. 1 film in the nation was “Kill Bill Vol. 1.” The hit, directed by Quentin Tarantino, featured an all-star cast which included Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu and David Carradine.

Today is National Cheese Curd Day, according to National Day Calendar. Whether covered in batter and deep fried or simply by themselves, cheese curds are today’s snack of choice.

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