by Chris Rowan
In 1879 (on Oct. 19) Thomas Edison gave his first successful
demonstration of electric light.
1908 (on Oct. 1) the first Ford Model T rolled off an assembly
1957 (on Oct. 4) the Soviet Union launched Sputnik - the first
man made satellite.
1958 (on Oct 26) on the first day of daily jet service, a
Pan Am plane with 111 passengers flew from New York to Paris.
In 1492 (on Oct.12) Christopher Columbus landed in San Salvador
in the Bahamas.
1517 (on Oct. 31), Martin Luther openly assailed Catholic
Chuch leadership and practices, inagurating the Protestant Reformation.
October. 1, 1946, eleven top Nazis were sentenced to death
by an international military tribunal in Nuremberg.
October. 1, 1949, Communist leaders announced establishment
of the People’s Republic of China.
In 1636 (on Oct. 28) Harvard College was founded.
1781 (on Oct 19) British troops surrendered at Yorktown, ending
the Revolutionary War.
1929 (on Oct. 29) the stock market crashed, marking the beginning
of the Great Depression.
1962 (on Oct. 28) the Soviet Union agreed to U.S. demands
to remove balistic missiles from Cuba, ending the Cuban Missile
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