1552 Khanate of Kazan is conquered by troops of Ivan Grozny.
1581 Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet “Ballet Comique de la Reine” is staged in Paris
1582 Gregorian calendar introduced in Spain, Portugal and pontifical states, after skipping 10 days after Oct 4 to sync the calendar
1654 Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Overijssel
1674 Torsåker witch trials begin, largest witch trials in Sweden, 71 beheaded and burned
1705 English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona
1756 Saxon army surrenders to Prussia
1783 Jean Pilstre de Rozier makes 1st tethered balloon ascent
1827 Charles Darwin admitted to Christ’s College, Cambridge
1842 Karl Marx becomes editor-in-chief of Rheinische Zeitung
1860 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Abraham Lincoln telling him to grow a beard
1880 Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.
1924 US President Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument
1942 German 6th Army occupies Tractorenfabriek, 3,000 Germans die
1949 Administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian government
1954 Hurricane Hazel makes landfall in the US in North Carolina as a category 4 hurricane, 195 die in US and Canada
1956 William J. Brennan, Jr. is appointed to US Supreme Court
1967 The Motherland Calls, a monumental statue commemorating the battle of Stalingrad completed in Volgograd, Russia, then the World’s tallest statue designed by Yevgeny Vuchetich
1969 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
1980 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Lawrence R Klein
2001 NASA’s Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter’s moon Io.
2017 500 wildfires occur in Portugal and Northern Spain fanned by winds from Hurricane Ophelia, killing at least 35
2019 Gunfight between Mexican security forces and armed civilians leaves 15 dead, in Guerrero state, a day after 13 police killed in a drug cartel ambush in Michoacán state
1878 Edison Electric Light Company incorporated
1895 Henry Perky patents a machine he developed with William Ford for the preparation of cereals for food, otherwise known as shredded wheat
1932 Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
1956 First plane to land safely on water – Pan Am Flight 6 San Francisco to Honolulu, all 24 passengers and 7 crew survive
1992 Howard Stern radio show begins broadcasting on WLUP-AM, Chicago
1997 US launches nuclear powered Cassini to Saturn
2003 China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
1933 Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0
1945 Baseball Attendance hits record 10.28 million (Tigers 1.28 is highest)
1956 Pyotr Bolotnikov runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
1961 LPGA Championship Women’s Golf, Stardust CC: Mickey Wright convincingly wins her 3rd LPGA title by 9 strokes from Louise Suggs
1964 American Al Oerter wins his third of 4 consecutive Olympic men’s discus titles at the Tokyo Olympics; beats Czech Ludvík Daněk by 0.08m
1964 US women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Sharon Stouder, Donna de Varona, Lillian Watson & Kathy Ellis swims world record 4:03.8 to beat Australia by 3.1s and win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
1972 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
1981 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
2007 MLB National League Championship: Colorado Rockies beat Arizona Diamondbacks, 4 games to 0
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