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This Day in History - October

Historical events for the month of October, by day:

1 The Television series "The Twilight Zone" premeired (1959)

Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida (1971)

2 Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schultz first appeared in newspapers (1950)

3 Frank Robinson becomes major leagues baseball's first black manager for the Cleveland Indians. (1974)

5 The World Series was broadcast on radio for the first time (1921)

6 Thomas Edison showed the 1st motion picture (1889)

6 The first Physician's Assistants graduate from Duke University (1967)

9 The general public was first admitted into the Washington Monument.

11 Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. (1984)

12 The very first Oktoberfest is held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany (1810)

13 The U.S. Continental Navy was created. See Navy Day

14 Martin Luther King Jr was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1964)

15 "I Love Lucy" premiered on television. (1951)

U.S. Department of Transportation was created (1966)

16 Marie Antoinette was guillotined for treason. (1793)

16 Cuban Missile crisis begins. (1962)

17 Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion. (1931)

19 The Senate passed a bill making Martin Luther King's Birthday a national holiday. (1983)

19 The Revolutionary War ended. (1781)

21 Thomas Edison invented the incandescent electric lamp. (1879)

23 25,000 women marched gin New York City demanding the right to vote. (1915)

24 The United Nations came into existence. (1945)

24 Anna Edison Taylor is the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. (1901)

25 U.S. forces invade Grenada. (1983)

26 The Erie Canal opens, connecting Lake Erie to the Hudson River. (1825)

26 The "Gunfight at the OK Corral" occurs. Wyatt Earp, his two brothes, and "Doc" Holliday, have a shootout with the Ike Clanton gang. (1881)

26 The Erie Canal opens. (1825)

27 President Theodore Roosevelt's birthday. (1858) The "Teddy bear" was named after him.

28 France presented the U.S. with the statute of Liberty. (1886)

28 The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is completed. (1965)

29 The New York Stock Exchange crashed on what came to be known as "Black Tuesday", starting the Great Depression (1929)

31 Magician Harry Houdini dies from complications of a ruptured appendix. (1926)

31 Indian Prime Minister Indira Ghandi was assassinated. (1984)







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