Historical Events in October, Month of October Events

Here is a list of some historical events in October. You can learn What major event happened in October?

Date Event
October 26, 2002 Approximately 50 Chechen terrorists and 150 hostages die when Russian special forces troops storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the terrorists during a musical performance three days before.
October 9, 1708 Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya.
October 27, 2019 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi kills himself and three children by detonating a suicide vest during the U.S. military Barisha raid in northwestern Syria.[3]
October 5, 1974 Bombs planted by the PIRA in pubs in Guildford kill four British soldiers and one civilian.
October 22, 1907 A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will spark the Panic of 1907.
October 17, 1961 Directed by their chief Maurice Papon, Paris police massacre scores of Algerian protesters.
October 21, 1973 Fred Dryer of the Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
October 30, 1991 The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The Madrid Conference commences in an effort to revive peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
October 14, 1968 Apollo program: The first live television broadcast by American astronauts in orbit is performed by the Apollo 7 crew.
October 5, 1869 The Saxby Gale devastates the Bay of Fundy region in Canada.
October 15, 1991 The "Oh-My-God particle", an ultra-high-energy cosmic ray measured at 40,000,000 times that of the highest energy protons produced in a particle accelerator, is observed at the University of Utah HiRes observatory in Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.
October 23, 2022 Xi Jinping is elected as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party by the Central Committee, beginning a third term of the paramount leader of China.
October 23, 2011 A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
October 24, 1963 An oxygen leak from an R-9 Desna missile at the Baikonur Cosmodrome triggers a fire that kills seven people.
October 12, 1793 The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building in the United States, is laid at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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