Born On This Day:
- King Wenceslas III Bohemia, 1289
- Henri Christophe of Haiti, 1767
- King Louis-Phillipe, 1773
- Jenny Lind, 1820
- George Westinghouse, 1846
- Le Corbusier, 1887
- Jack Sharkey, 1902
- Helen Wills Moody, 1905
- Janet Gaynor, 1906
- Carole Lombard, 1909
- Thor Heyerdahl, 1914
- Maury Wills, 1932
- Fred Travalena, 1942
- Britt Ekland, 1942
- Don McLean, 1945
Died On This Day:
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1892
- Ford Madox Brown, 1893
- George du Maurier , 1896
- W.K. Kellogg, 1951
- Bernard Berenson, 1959
- Anwar as-Sadat assassinated, 1981
- Terence Cardinal Cooke, 1983
- Nelson Riddle, 1985
- Bette Davis, 1989
- Denholm Elliott AIDS, 1992
- Richard Farnsworth suicide, 2000
- 1683 - First American settlers of German descent, Mennonites from Krefeld, Germany, arrive at Philly.
- 1783 - First self-winding clock patented.
- 1857 - Paul Morphy wins first American chess tournament in New York.
- 1863 - First Turkish bath in U.S. opens in Brooklyn.
- 1866 - First train robbery of a train in motion in America by Reno Brothers; 2 safes thrown overboard.
- 1868 - Patent for nickel plating awarded to inventor William H. Remington of Boston.
- 1927 - First full-length picture with some synchronized audio dialogue and songs, 'The Jazz Singer' starring Al Jolson, opens in N.Y.
- 1928 - Chiang Kai-shek becomes President of China.
- 1949 - Berlin airlift ends; Soviet Union's attempt to control all Berlin sectors thwarted by US and British food airlift.
- 1966 - U.S. Government declares LSD to be illegal.
- 1973 - 4th Arab-Israeli War, the Yom Kippur War-Egypt attacks Israel from Suez, Syria from Golan Heights.
- 2008 - European shares in biggest one-day fall in history; Dow sinks 5% ending below 10,000 for first time in four years; economic disaster in all markets.
Feast Day of Saint:
- Memorial Day in Hungary for Martyrs of Hungarian Revolution
- Chung Yeung Festival in Hong Kong
- 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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