This Day in History: October

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Can you name the events that happened on each day in October?

Featured Oct 1, 2011

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Oct 1This man became leader of the rebel government in Spain (1936).
Oct 2This man returned to England aboard the HMS Beagle after a five-year voyage (1836).
Oct 3The reunification of this nation occurred (1990).
Oct 4This satellite was launched by the Soviet Union (1957).
Oct 5This exiled Tibetan won the Nobel Peace Prize (1989).
Oct 6This president of Egypt was assassinated (1981).
Oct 7Bush announced that the US was fighting in this country (2001).
Oct 8A devastating fire broke out in this US city (1871).
Oct 9This revolutionary leader was executed in Bolivia (1967).
Oct 10Frankish leader Charles Martel defeated the Moors in this battle (AD 732).
Oct 11The 2nd Boer War broke out in this modern nation (1899).
Oct 12Columbus landed on this modern nation (1492).
Oct 13Miners from this nation were rescued after being trapped for 69 days (2010).
Oct 14A U-2 spy plane took a photo, which began this tense event (1962).
Oct 15This infamous seductive spy was executed (1917).
Oct 16This French Queen was executed by guillotine (1793).
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Oct 17This organization declared an oil embargo (1973).
Oct 18The US officially took control of this territory (1867).
Oct 19Cornwallis surrendered here in the last major battle of the American Revolution (1781).
Oct 20This man kept his promise by returning to the Philippines (1944).
Oct 21Lord Nelson defeated Napoleon in this naval battle, which inspired the name of a famous square (1805).
Oct 22This French philosopher and writer won the Nobel Prize in Literature but turned it down (1964).
Oct 23This infamous 'backstabber' committed suicide (42 BC).
Oct 24This international organization was formed (1945).
Oct 25This famous charge during the Crimean War took place (1854).
Oct 26This canal opened connecting the Great Lakes to the Atlantic (1825).
Oct 27This Dutch city was founded (1275).
Oct 28The Statue of Liberty, a gift from this country, was dedicated (1886).
Oct 29The NYSE crashed beginning this time period (1929).
Oct 30This province voted to remain a part of Canada - barely (1995).
Oct 31Martin Luther posted 95 theses starting this movement (1517).

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