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November 26

1986 – Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission. 1986 – The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of committing war crimes as a guard at the Nazi Treblinka extermination c ...

November 27

1978 – In San Francisco, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White. 1830 – Saint Catherine Laboure experiences a Marian apparition. 1856 – The Coup of 1856 leads to Luxemb ...

November 29

1967 – Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation. 1394 – The Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon dynasty, moves the capital from Kaesŏng to Hanyang, today known as Seoul. 1872 – American Indian W ...

November 3

1793 – French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined. 1967 – Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins. 2014 – One World Trade Center officially opens. It is the replacement for the World Trade Center Twin Towers, in N ...

November 4

1952 – The United States government establishes the National Security Agency, or NSA. 1501 – Catherine of Aragon later Henry VIIIs first wife meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIIIs older brother – they would later marry. 1798 – Beginning of the Russo-Ot ...

November 9

1935 – The Congress of Industrial Organizations is founded in Atlantic City, New Jersey, by eight trade unions belonging to the American Federation of Labor. 1883 – The 90th Winnipeg Battalion of Rifles, later the Royal Winnipeg Rifles of the Can ...

October 2

1814 – Chilean War of Independence: Royalist troops defeat Chilean forces of Bernardo OHiggins and Jose Miguel Carrera. 2006 – Five Amish girls are murdered in a shooting at a school in Pennsylvania, United States. 1944 – World War II: German tro ...

October 1

October 1 is the 274th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 91 days remain until the end of the year. It is the first day of the fourth quarter of the year.

October 10

1760 – In a treaty with the Dutch colonial authorities, the Ndyuka people of Suriname – descended from escaped slaves – gain territorial autonomy. 1964 – The Tokyo Summer Olympics opening ceremony is the first to be relayed live by satellites. 19 ...

October 11

October 11 is the 284th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 81 days remain until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Sunday, or Thursday 58 times in 400 years than a Friday or Saturday 57, and sligh ...

October 12

1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools. 2019 – The Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which is under construction, collapses, killing two and injuring 20. 1793 – The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest ...

October 15

1211 – Battle of the Rhyndacus: The Latin emperor Henry of Flanders defeats the Nicaean emperor Theodore I Laskaris. 1864 – American Civil War: The Union garrison of Glasgow, Missouri surrenders to Confederate forces. 1809 – The Viceroy the Rio d ...

October 16

1964 – Leonid Brezhnev becomes leader of the Soviet Communist Party, while Alexei Kosygin becomes the head of government. 1968 – Kingston, Jamaica is rocked by the Rodney riots, inspired by the barring of Walter Rodney from the country. 1909 – Wi ...

October 19

1914 – First World War: The First Battle of Ypres begins. 439 – The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa. 1943 – Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University. ...

October 21

1209 – Otto IV is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Innocent III. 1392 – Japanese Emperor Go-Kameyama abdicates in favor of rival claimant Go-Komatsu. 1943 – World War II: The Provisional Government of Free India is formally establ ...

October 22

1746 – The College of New Jersey later renamed Princeton University receives its charter. 1878 – The Bramall Lane stadium sees the first rugby match played under floodlights. 1964 – An all-party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which wi ...

October 23

1944 – World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf begins. 1993 – The Troubles: A Provisional IRA bomb prematurely detonates in Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians. 1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Westport is the last significant e ...

October 24

1260 – Chartres Cathedral is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France. 1360 – The Treaty of Bretigny is ratified, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years War. 1857 – Sheffield F.C., the worlds oldest association footba ...

October 28

1891 – The Mino–Owari earthquake is the largest inland earthquake in Japans history. 1922 – Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government. 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: Premier Nikita Khrushchev orders ...

October 3

382 – Roman Emperor Theodosius I concludes a peace treaty with the Goths and settles them in the Balkans. 2457 BC – Gaecheonjeol, Hwanung 환웅 purportedly descended from heaven. South Koreas National Foundation Day. 2013 – At least 360 migrants a ...

October 30

1843 – Fuerte Bulnes, the first Chilean settlement in the strait of Magellan, is founded. 1973 – The Bosphorus Bridge in Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus for the second time. 1993 – The Troubles ...

October 31

1973 – Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape. Three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escape from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin aboard a hijacked helicopter that landed in the exercise yard. 1984 – Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinate ...

October 4

1302 – The Byzantine–Venetian War comes to an end. 1983 – Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 miles per hour 1.019.468 km/h at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. 1883 – First meeting of the Boys Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland. 1966 ...

October 6

1849 – The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence. 1762 – Seven Years War: The British Capture Manila from Spain and occupy it. 1923 – The Turkish National Movement enters Constantinople. 1600 – Euridice, the ...

October 9

1804 – Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded. 1701 – The Collegiate School of Connecticut later renamed Yale University is chartered in Old Saybrook. 1861 – American Civil War: Union troops repel a Confederate attempt to capture Fort Pickens. 1 ...

October 13

1946 – France adopts the constitution of the Fourth Republic. 1644 – A Swedish–Dutch fleet defeats the Danish fleet at Fehmarn and captures about 1.000 prisoners. 1812 – War of 1812: Sir Isaac Brocks British and native forces repel an invasion of ...

October 14

1933 – Germany withdraws from the League of Nations and World Disarmament Conference. 1586 – Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Queen Elizabeth I of England. 1968 – The 6.5 M w   Meckering earthquake shook the southwest po ...

October 17

2018 – Kerch Polytechnic College attack in Crimea. 1965 – The 1964–65 New York Worlds Fair closes after two years and more than 51 million attendees. 1989 – The 6.9 M w Loma Prieta earthquake shakes the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Coas ...

October 18

2019 – Protests and civil unrest, in response to an increase in price hikes of the Metro de Santiago, plague the capital city of Santiago. Following a state of emergency declaration, protests and civil unrest still persist. 1967 – The Soviet prob ...

October 20

1572 – Eighty Years War: Three thousand Spanish soldiers wade through fifteen miles of water in one night to effect the relief of Goes. 1883 – Peru and Chile sign the Treaty of Ancon, by which the Tarapaca province is ceded to the latter, bringin ...

October 25

1940 – Benjamin O. Davis Sr. is named the first African American general in the United States Army. 1971 – The Peoples Republic of China replaces the Republic of China at the United Nations. 1920 – After 74 days on hunger strike in Brixton Prison ...

October 26

2003 – The Cedar Fire, the third-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250.000 acres 1.000 km 2, and destroys 2.200 homes around San Diego. 2000 – A wave of protests forces Robert Gueï to step down as president after the I ...

October 27

1916 – Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasu V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zewditu I. 1994 – Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquesti ...

October 29

2015 – China announces the end of One-child policy after 35 years. 1960 – An airplane carrying the Cal Poly football team crashes on takeoff in Toledo, Ohio. 1268 – Conradin is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by C ...

October 5

1944 – The Provisional Government of the French Republic enfranchises women. 1789 – French Revolution: The Womens March on Versailles effectively terminates royal authority. 1930 – British airship R101 crashes in France en route to India on its m ...

October 7

2016 – In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll rises to 800. 1985 – The Mameyes landslide kills almost 200 people in Puerto Rico. 1988 – A hunter discovers three gray whales trapped under the ice near Alaska; the situation becomes a mult ...

October 8

1970 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wins the Nobel Prize in literature. 1990 – Second Intifada: Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock. 2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Of ...

1993 Russian constitutional crisis

The constitutional crisis of 1993 was a political stand-off between the Russian president Boris Yeltsin and the Russian parliament that was resolved by military force. The relations between the president and the parliament had been deteriorating ...

2014 Grozny bombing

The 2014 Grozny bombing was a terrorist attack in the city of Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia. On October 5, 2014 a 19-year-old man named Opti Mudarov went to the town hall where an event was taking place to mark Grozny City Day celebrations coi ...

September 1

1831 – The high honor of Order of St. Gregory the Great is established by Pope Gregory XVI of the Vatican State to recognize high support for the Vatican for the Pope, by a man or a woman, and not necessarily a Roman Catholic. 1961 – The Eritrean ...

September 11

September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 111 days remain until the end of the year. Between the years AD 1900 and 2099, September 11 of the Gregorian calendar is the leap day of the Coptic and Ethiopian calendars. Thes ...

September 12

2003 – The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. 1897 – Tirah Campaign: In the Battle of Saragarhi, ten tho ...

September 15

1894 – First Sino-Japanese War: Japan defeats Qing dynasty China in the Battle of Pyongyang. 1794 – French Revolutionary Wars: Arthur Wellesley later Duke of Wellington sees his first combat at the Battle of Boxtel during the Flanders Campaign. 1 ...

September 19

1997 – The Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria kills 53 people. 1973 – King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has his investiture. 1796 – George Washingtons Farewell Address is printed across America as an open letter to the public. 2019 – A drone strike ...

September 20

1962 – James Meredith, an African American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi. 2019 – Roughly 4 million people, mostly students, demonstrate across the world against climate change. 16-year-old Greta Thunberg from ...

September 21

1843 – John Williams Wilson takes possession of the Strait of Magellan on behalf of the Chilean government. 1921 – A storage silo in Oppau, Germany, explodes, killing 500–600 people. 1217 – Livonian Crusade: The Estonian leader Lembitu and Livoni ...

September 23

September 23 is the 266th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 99 days remain until the end of the year. It is frequently the day of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

September 26

1950 – Korean War: United Nations troops recapture Seoul from North Korean forces. 1973 – Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time. 1087 – William II is crowned King of England, and reigns until 1100. 200 ...

September 27

1540 – The Society of Jesus Jesuits receives its charter from Pope Paul III. 1916 – Iyasu V is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zewditu. 1964 – The British TSR-2 aircraft XR219 makes its maiden flight. ...

September 28

1868 – The Battle of Alcolea causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France. 1322 – Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, defeats Frederick I of Austria in the Battle of Muhldorf. 1893 – Foundation of the Portuguese football club FC Porto. 1918 – Wo ...