October in History

Mark Rokhlenko, Editor In Chief

ober 1st: Henry Ford’s Model T went to the public market in 1908.

October 2nd: Japanese Emperor Hirohito visits the White House for the first time in 1975.

October 3rd: Iraq gained independence from the UK in 1932.

October 4th: The USSR launched Sputnik, the first satellite ever in 1957.

October 5th: In 1910, Portugal became a republic after overthrowing the King.

October 6th: Chiang Kai-Sheck became president of the Republic of China in 1928.

October 7th: German Troops entered Romania to seize Oil Fields in 1940.

October 8th: The Great Fire of Chicago began in 1871.

October 9th: John Lennon, a member of the Beattles was born in 1940.

October 10th: Ho Chi Mihn wins against the French in Indochina, gaining Vietameese Independence after a 7 year long jungle war.

October 11th:Albert Einstein suggested to FDR that America should develop the Atom Bomb.

October 12th: In 1492, Columbos landed in the Bahamas and named it El Salvador.

October 13th: The New Italian Government declared war on Germany after overthrowing Moussolini in 1943.

October 14th: In 1066, Norman Troops landed and defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.

October 15th: Nikita Khrushchev is deposed from the head of the Communist Party and is replaced by Leonid Brezhnev in 1964.

October 16th: Queen Marie Antoinette is executed during the Reign of Terror in 1793.

October 17th: The Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history is fought in the Pacifc in 1944.

October 18th: The Nuremberg Trials began in 1945.

October 19th: The British surrendered at Yorktown in 1781, signaling the end of the American Revolution.

October 20th: USA and England agreed to set the Canadian Border at the 49th parallel in 1818.

October 21st: The sea battle of Trafalgar occured in 1805 and stopped Napoleon from invading England.

October 22nd: Hungrian composer Franz Liszt was born in 1811.

October 23rd: In 1956, an uprising in Hungary occured against the USSR.

October 24th: The United Nations were founded in 1945.

October 25th: Famous painter Pablo Picaso was born in 1881

October 26th: The Erie canal opened in 1825.

October 27th: The New York subway began operating in 1904.

October 28th: Harvard University was founded in 1636.

October 29th: The Stock Market Crashed in 1929, starting the Great Depression.

October 30th: The UK became connected to Europe through the undersea “Chunnel”