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October 1st to 31st

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What Happened on 1st
1908 The Ford Model T introduced to the public
1910 Los Angeles Times building is bombed
1918 Lawrence of Arabia Forces capture Damascus from Turkish forces
1946 Mensa Created
1962 First Broadcast Of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
1964 Shinkansen network of high-speed railway lines opens in Japan
1971 Walt Disney World Resort Opens Orlando
1975 "Thrilla in Manilla" match Muhammad Ali beats Joe Fraser
1982 Epcot Opens Orlando , Florida
1985 Brixton Toxteth and Peckham Riots In UK
2005 Suicide Bombers Strike Bali
2009 Earthquake Sumatra


What Happened on 2nd
1944 Warsaw Uprising Ends
2005 Ethan Allen capsizes on Lake George


What Happened on 3rd
1955 "The Mickey Mouse Club" begins on ABC
2002 Sniper Attacks "Beltway Sniper." Washington DC


What Happened on 4th
1927 Work Begins On Mount Rushmore
1957 The Space Race begins with Sputnik Launch
1970 Janis Joplin, is found dead
2002 John Walker Lindh is sentenced to 20 years


What Happened on 5th
1962 Beatles Release First Single "Love Me Do"
1999 Train Crash Paddington, London


What Happened on 6th :
1926 Babe Ruth sets new record
1927 "The Jazz Singer" Premiers
1973 Yom Kippur War / Arab Israeli War Begins
1981 Anwar Sadat Assassinated


What Happened on 7th :
1919 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines of the Netherlands is founded
1959 Southend Pier Fire
1982 Musical "Cats" Opens On Broadway
1985 Achille Lauro Hihack
1985 Tottenham Riots London, England


What Happened on 8th :
1969 Days of Rage riots in Chicago
2004 Martha Stewart Found Guilty and Sentenced


What Happened on 9th :
1936 Hoover Dam Starts Producing Electricity
1967 Che Guevara Executed
2006 Google announces the purchase of YouTube


What Happened on 10th :
1913 The Panama Canal joined the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific ocean
1957 World's First Nuclear Accident Windscale


What Happened on 11th :
1921 Sleeping Sickness Deaths Increase
1968 Apollo 7, is launched from Cape Canaveral
1975 Saturday Night Live premiered
1982 The Mary Rose Raised In The Solent


What Happened on 12th :
1931 Johnny Weissmuller is chosen to play Tarzan
1962 The Columbus Day Storm strikes Northern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia
1978 Sid Vicious Arrested For Murder
1984 Conservative Party Conference Bombing Grand Hotel in Brighton
2000 The USS Cole attacked by two suicide terrorists


What Happened on 13th :
1958 Paddington Bear Books Released
1960 Nixon - Kennedy Debate TV
1966 Strict New Apartheid Laws Take Effect In South Africa
2005 Apple introduce new iPod


What Happened on 14th :
1920 Wall Street Bombing
1928 Okeechobee Hurricane Strikes Florida
1932 Mahatma Gandhi begins his hunger strike
1997 Steve Jobs Returns to Apple


What Happened on 15th :
1924 Chinese Tong Wars in New York
1928 "Graf Zeppelin" completes it's transatlantic flight from Europe to America
1940 Charlie Chaplin's satirical comedy The Great Dictator opens
1973 Iceland / Britain Cod Wars
1987 The Great Storm of 1987 Strikes UK
2003 Staten Island Ferry Accident


What Happened on 16th :
1978 Pope John Paul II Elected As New Pope
1991 Killeen, Texas Massacres
1995 Million Man March


What Happened on 17th :
1931 Scarface Al Capone found guilty of income tax evasion
1943 415-km Thailand Burma railroad ( Death Railway ) between Bangkok, Thailand and Rangoon, Burma is completed
1968 Black Power Salute Olympics
2003 Taipei 101 become the World's tallest highrise building


What Happened on 18th :
1898 The us takes formal possession of Island of Puerto Rico
1922 The British Broadcasting Company Is Formed
1954 Texas Instruments announces the Regency TR-1 Transistor radio
1968 Bob Beamon breaks the world long jump record In Mexico


What Happened on 19th :
1947 US minimum wage of 40 cents per hour


What Happened on 20th :
1955 Final Book Of The Lord Of The Rings Published
1973 Sydney Opera House Opens
1991 Oakland Firestorm


What Happened on 21st :
1879 Thomas Edison invented a commercially practical incandescent light
1944 First Japanese Kamikaze Attack
1966 Aberfan Disaster buried a junior school in Aberfan, Wales
1986 Antarctica scientists have been studying a huge hole that has appeared in the earths ozone layer over Antarctica


What Happened on 22nd :
1910 Dr. Crippen Convicted Of Murder
1914 First Income Tax Laws
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
1983 London CND March
2002 Washington Sniper claims his last victim and Arrested


What Happened on 23rd :
1915 Suffrage Movement March In New York
1941 Dumbo is released
1963 "Doctor Who" Appears On British TV
1989 Phillips 66 Chemical Complex Explosion Houston, Texas
2002 Fifty Chechen rebels storm a Moscow Theatre taking 7,000 hostages


What Happened on 24th :
1929 Wall Street Crash ( Black Thursday )
1931 George Washington Bridge opened
1945 United Nations is formally established
2003 Concorde makes its final commercial passenger flight


What Happened on 25th :
1944 Japanese deploy kamikaze suicide bombers against American warships
1952 The Mousetrap Opens In London's West End
1970 Pacific Glory Disaster


What Happened on 26th :
1956 Hungary October Revolution


What Happened on 27th :
1904 The New York subway opens
1970 Controlled Substance Act Becomes Law Outlawing Cannabis, marijuana, heroin and LSD amongst many others


What Happened on 28th :
1929 Wall Street crash ( Black Monday ) Through The Next Week
1942 Alaska Highway (Alcan Highway) Completed
1965 The Gateway Arch St. Louis, Missouri is completed


What Happened on 29th :
1927 Italian Liner Mafalda Sinks
1948 Donora Pennsylvania Deadly Smog Cloud
1956 Israel Invades Egypt
1969 The first host-to-host connection over the ARPANET ( predecessor of the Internet ) is made when the first message is sent between two computers at University of California, Los Angeles
1986 M25 Completed In UK


What Happened on 30th :
1938 War of the Worlds Radio Play Causes Mass hysteria
1974 "Rumble In The Jungle" Muhammad Ali Vs George Foreman


October 31st :
1941 The Mt. Rushmore sculpture is completed
1956 Suez Canal Crisis
1984 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was gunned down outside of her home by Sikh extremists