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October 2019

1 Year (2018)
Oct 01: Indonesia - The people of Palu have just survived a deadly earthquake and tsunami, but are now facing food shortages. Desperate search for survivors as confirmed number of deaths at 844 people rises sharply as more remote areas are reached.
Oct 01: Brazil - The world's fifth most populous country will vote for its next president on Sunday.
Oct 01: The US first lady, Melania Trump begins a visit to Africa on Monday - she'll go to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.
Oct 01: US - Every American with a mobile phone will receive an emergency message from their president at 14:18 EDT (19:18 BST) on Wednesday. It's to make sure that it is possible to send a nationwide alert to millions of citizens during a major emergency or catastrophe.
Oct 01: The Trump administration has denied restricting an FBI inquiry into sexual misconduct allegations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Oct 01: Iran launches missile strikes at Syria over Ahvaz attack.
Oct 01: US and Canada reach new trade deal to replace Nafta.
Oct 01: Two scientists who discovered how to fight cancer using the body's immune system have won the 2018 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
Oct 01: World's biggest battery: a look around Tesla project, South Australia is home to the world's largest lithium-ion battery.
Oct 01: Mexico - When fake news kills: Lynchings in are linked to viral child-kidnap rumours. An enraged mob attacked Flores, 21, and his uncle, Alberto Flores Morales, 56, beating them before dousing them with gasoline and burning them alive on the street outside the police station here, Acatlan De Osorio. The pair had been mistakenly suspected of child abduction, labelling them as "robachicos" (child snatchers), authorities said.
Oct 02: Gatwick Airport has opened a sensory room to help calm people who feel overwhelmed in busy and unfamiliar airport surroundings.
Oct 02: UK - Hove Crown Court today heard how Timothy Saunders, 44, and others dumped items such as refrigerators, large rubber tyres, barbed wire and asbestos in pits dug at Barnet’s Hill, Peasmarsh.
Oct 02: The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a woman, Donna Strickland, from Canada, for the first time in 55 years. She is only the third woman winner of the award, along with Marie Curie, who won in 1903, and Maria Goeppert-Mayer, who was awarded the prize in 1963.
Oct 02: Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, triggering a diplomatic crisis for Saudi Arabia.
Oct 02: Deaths - Geoffrey E. Emerick (5 December 1945 – 2 October 2018) was an English sound engineer who worked with the Beatles on their albums Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) and Abbey Road (1969). Beatles producer George Martincredited him with bringing "a new kind of mind to the recordings, always suggesting sonic ideas, different kinds of reverb, what we could do with the voices".
Oct 02: Deaths - Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian journalist, author, and a former general manager and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel. He also served as editor for the Saudi Arabian newspaper Al Watan, turning it into a platform for Saudi Arabian progressives.
Oct 03: SA - Motorists and public transport users are facing major economic headaches. On Wednesday, fuel prices hit record highs. The knock-on effect will add to the pain with bus and taxi fares possibly going up too along with food prices.
Oct 03: SA, Durban - The Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command has secured the most SRC positions at the Durban University of Technology, Mangosuthu University of Technology, University of KwaZulu Natal's Westville Campus, and the University of Zululand. The sea of red is sweeping through major tertiary institutions in KwaZulu-Natal is ending the dominance of ANC aligned student wing Sasco and the IFP’s Sadesmo.
Oct 03: International Court of Justice orders US to ease Iran sanctions
Oct 03: Russian President Vladimir Putin has labelled poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal a "traitor" and a "scumbag".
Oct 03: Deaths - Leon M. Lederman, American Nobel physicist ((July 15, 1922 – October 3, 2018) was an American experimental physicist who received the Wolf Prize in Physics in 1982, along with Martin Lewis Perl, for their research on quarks and leptons, and the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988.
Oct 04: SA - Nene state capture testimony reveals web of deceit and lies wound around Treasury and officials.
Oct 04: Astronomers have announced the possible discovery of the first known moon outside our Solar System.
Oct 04: Northern India - A series of alleged extra-judicial killings by police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has raised serious concerns about its force.
Oct 04: Russian spies have been accused of involvement in a series of cyber-plots across the globe, leading the US to level charges against seven agents.
Oct 04: A second British woman has died from "Brazilian butt lift" surgery, the BBC has learned, as fresh warnings come over the risks.
Oct 04: Indonesia tsunami: Crumbling walls and families camped out at Palu airport. Hundreds of people have been killed and many are trapped or missing after an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia - it is a race against time to find remaining people.
Oct 04: UK - A drug dealer who trafficked teenagers to sell heroin and crack cocaine through his county lines narcotics network has been jailed for 14 years.
Oct 04: US - In a secure basement room of the US Capitol building, senators are reading a secretive FBI report into allegations of sexual misconduct made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Oct 05: SA - Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene gave unprecedented insight into Zuma’s final days of desperate plunder. Over five hours on Wednesday, Nene became the first Cabinet member to lay bare his experience of State Capture, the form of high corruption being probed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in a judicial commission of inquiry sitting in Johannesburg in a building adjacent to the Constitutional Court.
Oct 05: The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has gone to campaigners against rape in warfare, Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege.
Oct 05: France has opened an investigation into the disappearance of Meng Hongwei, the Chinese head of the international police agency Interpol.
Oct 05: The US Senate has narrowly advanced President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to a final vote.
Oct 05: UK - A man who pushed a former Eurotunnel boss on to Tube tracks in central London has been found guilty of attempted murder.
Oct 06: Deaths - Scott Wilson, American actor (born William Delano Wilson; March 29, 1942 – October 6, 2018) was an American actor. He had more than 50 film credits, including In the Heat of the Night, In Cold Blood, The Great Gatsby, Dead Man Walking, Pearl Harbor, and Junebug.
Oct 08: Global Warming - The IPCC releases its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC, warning that "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" are needed to ensure that global warming is kept below 1.5°C.
Oct 08: A Madrid court has let off a former doctor over stealing newborn babies from their mothers and supplying them to infertile couples.
Oct 08: US President Donald Trump has said the sex assault claims made against his new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were a "hoax" and "all made up".
Oct 08: World Climate - Scientists say that urgent steps need to be taken now to keep global warming from exceeding 1.5C and causing a "climate catastrophe".
Oct 08: New York State - Twenty people have been killed in a crash involving a limousine transporting people to a party in the US state of New York, police say.
Oct 09: SA - South Africa's finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has quit after admitting meeting members of the Gupta family, who have been accused of corruption.
Oct 09: Turkey says it will conduct a search of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul over the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Oct 09: US President Donald Trump has accepted the surprise resignation of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.
Oct 09: The second suspect in the Salisbury poisoning case was a doctor and highly decorated Russian military intelligence officer, an investigative website says.
Oct 09: Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a category two storm, with winds topping 100mph (155km/h) as it churns towards the Florida coast.
Oct 09: Death - Thomas Arthur Steitz (August 23, 1940 to October 9, 2018) was an American biochemist, a Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, best known for his pioneering work on the ribosome.
Oct 10: Turkish media outlets have published CCTV footage which they say shows evidence of a plot linked to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Oct 10: Hurricane Michael makes landfall at Mexico Beach, Florida, with winds of 155 mph and a minimum pressure of 919 mbar. It is the most intense hurricane to hit the mainland United States since Camille in 1969.
Oct 10: Kenya - At least 50 people were killed when a bus travelling from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to Kisumu, in the west, veered off the road, police say.
Oct 10: Indonesia tsunami: Survivors fear the future... and the dark
Oct 10: South Africa - Rail network could collapse: officials. Prasa chief executive Sibusiso Sithole said the availability of train sets has decreased from 288 sets in 2013/14 to 200 by the end of 2017/18.
Oct 11: US - One of the strongest storms in recorded history to hit the US has battered north-west Florida, flooding homes, washing out beaches and snapping trees.
Oct 11: A US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut were forced to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned en route to the International Space Station (ISS).
Oct 11: A BBC investigation exposing the scale of chimpanzee trafficking last year has helped police in Nepal uncover a smuggling operation, as Sam Piranty in Kathmandu reports.
Oct 11: UK - The M26 in Kent is being shut overnight while work is done to see if it can be used as a "parking lot" for lorries, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Oct 11: Baby mice have been made with two mums and no dad, say researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Oct 12: Turkish officials have audio and video evidence that shows missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the BBC has been told.
Oct 12: A court in Turkey has freed a US pastor from house arrest in a case that badly strained ties between the US and Turkey.
Oct 12: Princess Eugenie has married her long-term partner Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. The Queen's granddaughter had major surgery on her back to treat a curvature of the spine at the age of 12. The princess chose to wear a wedding dress that showed her scar, saying she hoped it would honour those who had helped her and inspire others with the condition of scoliosis.
Oct 12: Doctors' use of Caesarean section to deliver babies has nearly doubled in 15 years to reach "alarming" proportions in some countries, a study says.
Oct 12: UK - Five southern koalas have been flown half way round the world as part of plans to create a back-up population of the species away from their native Australia.
Oct 12: Rice 'safely conserved' in Philippines gene bank
Oct 12: SA - A key figure during South Africa's transition from the apartheid era, Pik Botha, has died at the age of 86.
Oct 12: Death - Roelof Frederik "Pik" Botha, DMS (27 April 1932 to 12 October 2018) was a South African politician who served as the country's foreign minister in the last years of the apartheid era. He was considered a liberal, at least in comparison to others in the ruling National Party and among the Afrikaner community – but the bulk of his career was spent defending South Africa's apartheid system of racial segregation against foreign criticism.
Oct 15: UK - Prime Minister Theresa May has called for "cool, calm heads" as she insisted a Brexit deal was "still achievable" despite differences with the EU.
Oct 15: Yemen could be 'worst famine in 100 years' The United Nations is warning that 13 million people in Yemen are facing starvation. It's calling on the military coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, to halt air strikes which are killing civilians, and contributing to what the UN says could become "the worst famine in the world in 100 years".
Oct 15: US President Donald Trump has suggested "rogue killers" could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
Oct 15: Deaths - Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Alongside Bill Gates, Allen co-founded Microsoft in 1975, which helped spark the microcomputer revolution and later became the world's largest PC software company. In March 2018, he waslisted as the 44th-wealthiest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $21.7 billion, revised at the time of his death to $20.3 billion.
Oct 16: Turkey is widening its search for clues to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to include the Saudi consul's Istanbul residence.
Oct 16: San Francisco - Lab-grown Meat - There's a looming crisis over the world's growing appetite for meat. We discovered at Just, a food company in San Francisco where we tasted chicken nuggets grown from the cells of a chicken feather, that the chicken which tasted like chicken - was still alive, reportedly roaming on a farm not far from the laboratory.
Oct 16: UK - Donald Tusk has poured cold water on hopes of a Brexit breakthrough at Wednesday's EU summit, saying the Irish border was still a sticking point.
Oct 16: China - The top official in China's Xinjiang region has given the most detailed description yet of the alleged use of internment camps for Uighur Muslims.
Oct 16: North Korea has been called out for evading UN trade sanctions.
Oct 16: Canada legalises the sale and use of cannabis, becoming only the second country in the world to do so, after Uruguay in 2013.
Oct 17: Theresa May has insisted her Brexit proposals are still alive as she attends a key summit in Brussels.
Oct 17: Russia - At least 19 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea.
Oct 17: Turkish investigators have entered the residence of the Saudi consul in Istanbul to gather more evidence about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.
Oct 17: Canada has legalised the sale and use of cannabis, becoming only the second country after Uruguay to do so for recreational use.
Oct 17: London - Syrian refugee who lives in a stately home.
Oct 17: Deaths - Ara Güler (born Aram Terteryan Armenian: August 16, 1928 – October 17, 2018) was an Armenian-Turkish photojournalist, nicknamed "the Eye of Istanbul" or "the Photographer of Istanbul". He was "one of Turkey's few internationally known photographers".
Oct 18: Deaths - Anthea Bell OBE (10 May 1936 – 18 October 2018) was an English translator of numerous literary works, especially children's literature, from French, German and Danish. These include Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald, the Inkworld trilogy by Cornelia Funke and the French Asterix comics along with co-translator Derek Hockridge.
Oct 18: Deaths - Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab, 5th President of the Sudan (b. 1934)
Oct 19: Police in Turkey investigating the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have expanded their search.
Oct 19: UK - "A Brexit deal may never be reached," according to the EU's chief Brexit negotiator on the morning after the (summit) night before.
Oct 19: India - 60 people are killed and 200 injured when a train runs through a crowd at a Hindu festival in Punjab, India.
Oct 19: Space - The unmanned European-Japanese spacecraft BepiColombo is launched on a seven-year journey to Mercury.
Oct 19: Africa - Thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes are set to be released in a village in Burkina Faso. It is part of a project aimed at wiping out the malaria-carrying insects. It will be the first time genetically engineered mosquitoes have been released in any African country.
Oct 19: Deaths - Osamu Shimomura (Shimomura Osamu, August 27, 1928 – October 19, 2018) was a Japanese organic chemist and marine biologist, and Professor Emeritus at Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and Boston University School of Medicine. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008 for the discovery and development of green fluorescent protein (GFP) with two American scientists.
Oct 20: UK - 700,000 people march through central London demanding a second referendum on the final Brexit deal. The event is the second most attended protest of the 21st century in the United Kingdom after the "Stop the War" anti-Iraq War march in 2003.
Oct 20: US - President Trump announces that the US will "terminate" the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty over alleged Russian violations.
Oct 20: Deaths - Wim Kok, Dutch politician and trade union leader, Prime Minister (b. 1938)
Oct 22: Theresa May says 95% of Brexit deal is done.
Oct 22: Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered.
Oct 22: Brexit must not end free movement, Nobel scientists say
Oct 23: Italy budget rejected in unprecedented European Commission move
Oct 23: A Greek merchant ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found lying on its side off the Bulgarian coast.
Oct 23: The Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge, the world's longest sea crossing bridge, is opened by Chinese President Xi Jinping
Oct 24: US - Suspected explosive devices were sent to former US President Barack Obama and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the US Secret Service has said.
Oct 24: The Saudi crown prince has vowed to punish all the "culprits" responsible for the murder of writer Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
Oct 25: Retail billionaire Sir Philip Green has been named in Parliament as the businessman accused by a newspaper of sexual harassment.
Oct 25: US - A suspect package similar to those sent to senior public figures has been sent to a New York restaurant owned by the actor Robert De Niro, US media say.
Oct 25: CIA director Gina Haspel is due to brief President Trump on her visit to Turkey this week over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Oct 26: US:SA - The US State Department is still, in a sense, busy with the investigation which President Donald Trump controversially ordered in his August 22 tweet when he said he had asked his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to investigate the ‘large scale killing of farmers’ and the South African government’s ‘seizing land from white farmers’.
Oct 26: US - A person has been arrested in connection with a mail-bombing campaign aimed at Trump critics, US officials say.
Oct 26: The fiancée of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi says she has declined an invitation to the White House by US President Donald Trump because he is not sincere about investigating the killing.
Oct 26: Wildlife trade: Why lion cubs are turning up across Europe
Oct 27: US - A gunman entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh this morning and opened fire, killing 11 people.
Oct 27: Ireland - Michael D. Higgins is officially declared President of Ireland after receiving 822,566 first preference votes.
Oct 27: Deaths - Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha born Vichai Raksriaksorn - 4 April or 5 June 1958 – 27 October 2018) was a Thai billionaire businessman and the founder, owner and chairman of King Power Duty Free. He was also the owner of Premier League football club Leicester City from 2010 until his death in a helicopter crash at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.
Oct 28: Brazil - The far-right Jair Bolsonaro is elected as the next President of Brazil, with 55% of the vote.
Oct 28: China bus plunge: Fight blamed for causing fatal crash from a bus which crashed into a river 50m (164ft) off a bridge into the Yangtze River in Chongqing on Sunday - at least 13 people died and 2 more are missing.
Oct 29: An Indonesian airliner has crashed into the sea with 189 people on board. The Boeing 737, owned by the low-cost airline Lion Air, went down after taking off from the capital Jakarta.
Oct 29: Germany's Angela Merkel has said she will step down as chancellor in 2021, following recent election setbacks.
Oct 29: Inside a notorious Chinese labour camp, a dissident smuggled an SOS letter into the Halloween decorations he was forced to manufacture. Years later, a woman in the US opened a box of fake tombstones and found his note. It seemed impossible at that moment that they would ever meet.
Oct 29: Brazil 2018 elections - Even before the results were in, Jair Bolsonaro's supporters were celebrating outside his beachfront flat in the upscale Rio suburb of Barra da Tijuca.
Oct 30: Italy has been battered by fierce winds and rain which have left 10 people dead in the west and north, while schools and tourist sites closed in several regions amid fears for people's safety.
Oct 30: An ex-nurse in Germany, Niels Högel has admitted at the start of his trial that he murdered 100 patients, making him one of the world's most prolific serial killers.
Oct 30: "Exploding human consumption" has caused a massive drop in global wildlife populations in recent decades, the WWF conservation group says.
Oct 30: NASA's Kepler Mission ends after the spacecraft runs out of fuel.
Oct 30: Deaths - James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger Jr. (September 3, 1929 – October 30, 2018) was an American organized crime boss, gangster, and FBI informant of the Winter Hill Gang in the Winter Hill district of Somerville, Boston. Federal prosecutors indicted Bulger for 19 murders based on grand jury testimony from Kevin Weeks and other former associates. Bulger was the brother of William Bulger, former President of the Massachusetts Senate.
Oct 30: Death - Cha Jing-yong (1924 to 30 October 2018), better known by his pen name Jin Yong, was a Chinese wuxia ("martial arts and chivalry") novelist and essayist who co-founded the Hong Kong daily newspaper Ming Pao in 1959 and served as its first editor-in-chief. He was Hong Kong's most famous writer.
Oct 31: The US has called for a swift cessation of hostilities in Yemen, where three years of civil war have caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
Oct 31: A Pakistani court has overturned the death sentence of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy, a case that has polarised the nation.
Oct 31: UK - A couple who died in a house fire have been named as British youth swimmer Tazmin Pugh and her partner Josh Kirk.
Oct 31: UK - New measures to protect NHS staff are to be introduced to try to reduce the thousands of assaults on them that take place every year.
Oct 31: Olivia Colman's road to the Oscars will include a stop at this year's British Independent Film Awards, where her new royal drama is up for 12 awards.
Oct 31: Hyde Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire Police said fireworks were thrown at a blind woman and her guide dog in a "shameful" attack.
Oct 31: Channel 4 chooses Leeds for new HQ
Oct 31: France has launched a national investigation into the number of babies being born with missing arms or hands - weeks after an initial inquiry closed.
Oct 31: Denmark - In an alleged plot that has taken weeks to come to light, Denmark has accused Iran of planning to assassinate an activist on its soil.
Oct 31: Turkey has given its first official statement on how journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, saying he was immediately strangled, then dismembered.

2 Years (2017)
Oct 01: Fifty-eight people are killed and 851 injured when Stephen Paddock opens fire on a crowd in Las Vegas, surpassing the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting as the deadliest mass shooting perpetrated by a lone gunman in U.S. history.


Oct 12: The United States announces its decision to withdraw from UNESCO, and is immediately followed by Israel.
Oct 14: Somalia – A massive blast caused by a truck bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia kills at least 512 people and injures 316 others.
Oct 17: Syria - Syrian Civil War: Raqqa is declared fully liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. 
Oct 25: China - At the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping assumes his second term as General Secretary (China's paramount leader), and the political theory Xi Jinping Thought is written into the party's constitution.
Oct 27: Catalonia / Spain - Based on the results of a previously held referendum, Catalonia declares independence from Spain,but the Catalan Republic is not recognised by the Spanish government or any other sovereign nation.

5 Years (2014)
Oct 01: Death of British singer-songwriter Lynsey de Paul aged 64.
Oct 03: Video of murder of British hostage Alan Henning by terrorists posted online.
Oct 10: Ex Conservative MP Douglas Carswell wins Clacton by-election for UKIP.
Oct 15: Nicola Sturgeon only candidate for SNP leader & First Minister of Scotland.
Oct 20: Death of English actress Lynda Bellingham aged 66.
Oct 24: UK: Johann Lamont resigns as leader of the Scottish Labour Party.
Oct 26: End of British military combat operations in Afghanistan.
Oct 26: UK: 3 killed as group of surfers get into difficulty at Mawgan Porth, Cornwall.

15 Years (2004)
Oct 03: Death US film & TV actress Janet Leigh, 77 ('Psycho', 'The Manchurian Candidate').
Oct 10: Death of American 'Superman' film actor Christopher Reeve aged 52.
Oct 10: Death of American 'Superman' film actor Christopher Reeve.
Oct 11: Death of Australian Test cricketer Keith Miller, aged 84.
Oct 11: Death of Australian Test cricketer Keith Miller.
Oct 29: Osama bin Laden claims responsibility for ordering 9/11 terrorist attacks on USA.

20 Years (1999)
Oct 05: Ladbroke Grove train crash, West London. 31 killed. Over 500 injured.
Oct 12: Pakistan Gopvernment overthrown in bloodless coup.
Oct 12: Pakistan Government overthrown in bloodless coup.
Oct 12: United Nations Organisation announces world population to be over 6 billion.
Oct 27: House of Lords ends automatic right of Hereditary Peers to sit & vote in UK Parliament.

25 Years (1994)
Oct 14: Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat & Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin win Nobel Peace Prize

30 Years (1989)
Oct 06: Death of US actress Bette Davis aged 81 (1st person to win 10 Oscar nominations).
Oct 06: Death of American stage and film actress Bette Davis.
Oct 23: Hungary is declared a free republic after end of Communist rule.

35 Years (1984)
Oct 11: Astronaut Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st American woman to walk in space.
Oct 12: IRA bombing of Conservative Party Hotel at Brighton Conference. 5 killed.
Oct 16: South African Bishop Desmond Tutu wins Nobel Peace Prize.
Oct 23: BBC reporter Michael Buerk reports on famine in Ethiopia.
Oct 31: Assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by 2 of her Sikh bodyguards.

45 Years (1974)
Oct 01: McDonald's open its 1st UK fast food restaurant in Woolwich, London.
Oct 05: BBC TV broadcasts last episode of TV comedy series 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'.
Oct 05: IRA claims responsibility for Guildford Pub Bombings. 5 killed.
Oct 10: Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson wins UK General Election by 3 seats.
Oct 30: US boxer Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman in Zaire ('Rumble in the Jungle').

50 Years (1969)
Oct 05: BBC broadcasts 1st edition of comedy programme 'Monty Python's Fling Circus'.
Oct 14: UK introduces new coin into currency: 7-sided 50p coin.:

55 Years (1964)
Oct 10: Start of Tokyo Olympics: 1st Olympic Games broadcast live around the world.
Oct 14: Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
Oct 15: Death of American composer Cole Porter ('Anything Goes')
Oct 15: Death of American composer Cole Porter ('Anything Goes').
Oct 16: China detonates its 1st nuclear bomb to become world's 5th nuclear power.
Oct 16: Labour Party leader Harold Wilson wins election & becomes British Prime Minister.

65 Years (1954)
Oct 19: Britain agrees to end military occupation of Suez Canal, Egypt.

75 Years (1944)
Oct 12: WW2: Allied forces liberate the Greek capital, Arthens.
Oct 23: Death of French car manufacturer Louis Renault.

80 Years (1939)
Oct 01: UK PM Winston Churchill calls Russia 'a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma'.
Oct 14: WW2: German submarine sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak in Scapa Flow.

90 Years (1929)
Oct 29: Wall Street Crash, New York Stock Exchange.

95 Years (1924)
Oct 17: Birth of Fulham & England footballer Johnny Haynes.

105 Years (1914)
Oct 06: Birth of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl ('Kon-Tiki Expedition').
Oct 27: Birth of Welsh poet & writer Dylan Thomas ('Under Milk Wood')
Oct 29: WW1: Ottoman Empire (Turkey) joins Germany & Austria-Hungary against Allies.

135 Years (1884)
Oct 11: Birth of Eleanor Roosevelt: longest-seerving First Lady of United States of America

150 Years (1869)
Oct 01: Official date of the 1st postcard (sent from Austria-Hungary).

170 Years (1849)
Oct 10: Death US author & poet Edgar Allan Poe, aged 40 ('Murders in the Rue Morgue').

290 Years (1729)
Oct 03: English highwayman Dick Turpin hanged in York for stealing a horse.


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