This Month in History
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2005 - Terrorists strike again in Bali|
1988 - Mikhail Gorbachev becomes head of Supreme Soviet
1987 - Earthquake rocks Southern California
1971 - Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida
1965 - Suharto crushes Indonesian coup
1949 - Mao Zedong proclaims People's Republic of China
1924 - President Jimmy Carter is born in Georgia.
1890 - Congress creates Yosemite National Park
1963 - Hurricane devastates Haiti |
1919 - U.S President Woodrow Wilson suffers massive stroke
1990 - East and West Germany reunite after 45 years|
1952 - Britain successfully tests A-bomb
1942 - Germany conducts first successful V-2 rocket test
1932 - Iraq wins independence
1965 - Pope visits U.S.|
1957 - Soviet Union launches the unmanned satellite Sputnik I
1822 - President Hayes is born in Ohio.
1989 - Dalai Lama wins Peace Prize|
1969 - Cuban defector lands MiG in Miami
1948 - 110,000 people are killed as a powerful earthquake strikes Turkmenistan.
1947 - President Harry Truman (1884-1972) makes the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House
1830 - President Arthur is born in Vermont.
1970 - South Vietnamese forces withdraw from Cambodia|
1967 - The first Physician's Assistants graduate from Duke University
1889 - Thomas Edison showed the 1st motion picture
1866 - The Reno gang carries out the first robbery of a moving train in the U.S
2003 - Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes California governor|
1985 - Palestinian terrorists hijack an Italian cruise ship
1949 - East Germany created
1913 - Moving Assembly Line at Ford's automotive manufacture
2005 - More than 73,000 people die when a magnitude 6.2 quake hits the disputed Kashmir region|
1997 - Chrysler recalled 1.1 million minivans costs the car giant roughly $30 million.
1871 - Fire rips through Chicago
1970 - Khmer Republic proclaimed in Cambodia.|
1963 - Landslide kills thousands in Italy
1936 - Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
1973 - Vice President Agnew resigns|
1945 - Birth of the U.S. Naval Academy
1944 - Eight hundred children are gassed to death at Auschwitz
2002 - Jimmy Carter wins Nobel Prize|
1986 - Reagan and Gorbachev meet in Reykjavik
1984 - Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathryn Sullivan becomes the first American woman walking in space.
1975 - Bill Clinton marries Hillary Rodham
1968 - Apollo 7 was launched
1950 - Viet Minh take control in the north
1950 - Color TV license issued
2002 - Terrorists kill 202 in Bali|
2000 - USS Cole was attacked by terrorists
1993 - Toyota's one-millionth Camry
1810 - The very first Oktoberfest is held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
1492 - Columbus reaches the New World
1977 - Palestinians hijack German airliner|
1943 - Italy declares war on Germany
1964 - African American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.|
1912 - Theodore Roosevelt shot in Milwaukee.
1822 - Victor Hugo marries Adele Foucher.
1890 - President Eisenhower is born in Texas.
1990 - Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize|
1951 - "I Love Lucy" premiered on television.
1948 - Gerald Ford marries Elizabeth Bloomer
1996 - Stampede kills 84 at World Cup match|
1973 - Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1966 - U.S. Department of Transportation is created
1854 - Lincoln speaks out against slavery
1989 - Earthquake rocks San Francisco|
1973 - Arab members of OPEC start slashing oil output and raise prices after U.S. military planes landed in Israel with arms and ammunition on 10/14/1973.
1931 - Mobster Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion, and is sentenced to 11 years in prison and fined $80,000.
1989 - East Germany and Hungary move toward democracy|
1973 - President Nixon asked Congress for $2.2 billion in emergency aid to Israel
1973 - Libya begins to cut off oil exports to the U.S.
1931 - Edison dies
1898 - U.S. takes control of Puerto Rico
1867 - U.S. takes possession of Alaska
1983 - The Senate passed a bill making Martin Luther King's Birthday a national holiday. |
1943 - Chinese and Suluks revolt against Japanese in North Borneo
1812 - Napoleon retreats from Moscow
1781 - The Revolutionary War ended
1975 - U.S. agrees to sell grain to U.S.S.R.|
1973 - Saudi Arabia begins to cut off oil exports to the U.S.
1944 - U.S. forces land at Leyte Island in the Philippines.
1967 - 100,000 people march on the Pentagon|
1941 - Germans massacre men, women, and children in Yugoslavia
1879 - Thomas Edison invented the incandescent electric lamp.
1964 - Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, which he declines.|
1913 - Coal mine explodes in New Mexico.
1797 - The first parachutist.
2011 - Over 200 people are killed as a 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes south-eastern Turkey.|
2002 - Hostage crisis in Moscow theater.
1971 - Disney World opens.
1915 - 25,000 women marched gin New York City demanding the right to vote.
2003 - The Concorde makes its final flight|
1951 - Truman declares war with Germany officially over
1861 - Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph line
1945 - The United Nations is established.
1983 - United States invades Grenada.|
1971 - The U.N. seats the People's Republic of China and expels Taiwan.
1881 - Pablo Picasso is born in Malaga, Spain
2011 - Libyan Dictator, Moammar Gaddafi, is killed.|
2001 - President George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act
1998 - Hurricane Mitch slams into Central America
1955 - Diem becomes premier of Republic of Vietnam
1958 - China begins to withdraw from North Korea.
1950 - Chinese Communists enter Korea war
1917 - Brazil declares war on Germany
1776 - Benjamin Franklin sets sail for France
1994 - U.S. prison population exceeds one million.|
1954 - Disneyland debuts.
1946 - First commercially sponsored TV show debuts.
1904 - New York City subway opens.
1858 - President T. Roosevelt is born in NY.
1940 - Italy invades Greece.|
1886 - France presented the U.S. President Grover Cleveland with the Statute of Liberty.
2008 - About 300 people are killed as a 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Balochistan of Pakistan.|
1998 - John Glenn returns to space
1956 - Israel invades Egypt and Suez Crisis begins
1929 - The New York Stock Exchange crashed on what came to be known as "Black Tuesday", starting the Great Depression
1995 - Quebec separatists narrowly defeated.|
1988 - Philip Morris takes over Kraft.
1972 - Nixon boosts Social Security.
1963 - The first Lamborghini.
1735 - President J. Adam is born in Massachusetts.
2002 - Italy is traumatized by the loss of an entire class of children, killed in the southern village of San Giuliano di Puglia
when a earthquake hits the their school building areas|
1984 - Indian Prime Minister Indira Ghandi is assassinated.
1968 - President Johnson orders halt to U.S. bombardment of North Vietnam.
1961 - Stalin's body removed from Lenin's tomb.
1957 - Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. founded.
1964 - The U.S. Congress admits Nevada as the 36th state.
1887 - Chiang Kai-Shek is born.