Born On This Day:
- Eleanora Duse, 1858
- Louis Aragon, 1897
- Leo McCarey, 1898
- Gertrude Berg, 1899
- Thomas Wolfe, 1900
- Dolores Del Rio, 1905
- Bill Vaughan, 1915
- James Herriot, 1916
- Gore Vidal, 1925
- Eddie Cochran, 1938
- Chubby Checker, 1941
- Lindsey Buckingham, 1947
- Dave Winfield, 1951
- Dennis Eckersley, 1954
Died On This Day:
- Saint Francis of Assisi, 1226
- Myles Standish, 1656
- King Augustus III of Poland, 1763
- Black Hawk, 1838
- Elias Howe, 1867
- William Morris, 1896
- E.W. Howe, 1937
- Baha Alchesay (Apache Chief), 1952
- Sir Arnold Bax, 1953
- Zachary Scott, 1965
- Sir Malcolm Sargent, 1967
- Woody Guthrie, 1967
- Janis Joplin OD, 1970
- Vince DiMaggio, 1986
- Jean Anouilh, 1987
- Roddy McDowall, 1998
- Akio Morita, 1999
- William Steig, 2003
- Janet Leigh, 2004
- 42 BC - Augustus Caesar and Mark Antony vs. Brutus in First Battle of Philippi in Second Roman Civil War.
- 1824 - U.S. signs first treaty with South American Country-Republic of Colombia.
- 1863 - President Abraham Lincoln proclaims Thanksgiving a National Holiday celebrated last Thurs. in Nov.
- 1866 - Treaty of Vienna ends war between Austria and Italy.
- 1888 - First performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Yeoman of the Guard' in London.
- 1906 - SOS becomes international distress signal replacing call sign CDQ.
- 1918 - Czar Ferdinand of Bulgaria abdicates throne.
- 1929 - Yugoslavia so named.
- 1935 - Italy invades Ethiopia.
- 1951 - Most dramatic home run in baseball history: Bobby Thomson's 3-run homer for NY Giants against Dodgers wins NL pennant - 'the shot heard 'round the world.'
- 1952 - Engineers at Bing Crosby Enterprises make first video recording on magnetic tape.
- 1959 - Postal codes introduced to Britain.
- 1968 - Student riots in Mexico City.
- 1985 - Space shuttle Atlantis begins first flight.
- 1990 - East and West Germany officially reunited; deutschemark becomes legal tender; capitalism for both.
- 1992 - Barack Obama marries Michelle Robinson in Chicago.
- 1995 - Trial of the century ends after mere 4 hour jury deliberation; O.J. Simpson walks free.
- 2018 - Dow Jones hits record high of all time: 26,838.39
Feast Day of Saint:
- Hewalds the Two
- Josepha Rossello
- Teresa of Lisieux
- Thomas of Hereford
- Gerard of Brogne
- Tangun Day (National Foundation Day) celebrated in Korea
- National Day holiday in China
- CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
- DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
- PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
- LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
- CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
- DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
- BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
- RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
- CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
- COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
- DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
- MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
- NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
- THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October
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