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Sunday, October 16, 2011

War in Somalia (2009-): Kenyan Army troops advance up to 100 kilometers into Somalia to pursue Al-Shabab militants. //english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/10/20111016115410991692.html (Al Jazeera)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer says President Václav Klaus's disruption of the Treaty of Lisbon is harming the country's credit. //www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/zpravy/klaus-s-pledge-to-sign-treaty-might-be-enough-for-czech-govt/403079 (Ceske Noviny)
Treaty of Lisbon:

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Iraq War Resolution is authorized by a majority of the U.S. Congress.

Friday, October 16, 1998

British police place General Augusto Pinochet under house arrest during his medical treatment in the UK.

Thursday, October 16, 1997

The first color photograph appears on the front page of the New York Times.

Monday, October 16, 1995

The Million Man March is held in Washington, D.C. The event was conceived by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

Wednesday, October 16, 1991

George Hennard guns down 24 people in Killeen, Texas before killing himself.

Thursday, October 16, 1986

The International Olympic Committee chooses Albertville, France to be the host city of the 1992 Winter Olympics and Barcelona, Spain to be the host city of the 1992 Summer Olympics. The IOC also announces that the summer and winter games will separate with the winter games on every even, common year starting from 1992.

Friday, October 16, 1981

Gas explosions at a coal mine at Hokutan, Yūbari, Hokkaidō, Japan kill 93.

Tuesday, October 16, 1979

A tsunami in Nice, France kills 23 people.

Monday, October 16, 1978

Pope John Paul II succeeds Pope John Paul I as the 264th pope. He is the first Polish pope in history, and the first non-Italian in more than 450 years.

Thursday, October 16, 1975

FiveAustralian-based journalists are killed at Balibo by Indonesian forces, during their incursion into Portuguese Timor.

Friday, October 16, 1970

Anwar Sadat officially becomes President of Egypt.
Egyptian president Anwar Sadat names Mahmoud Fawzi as his prime minister.
October Crisis: The Canadian government declares a state of emergency and outlaws the Quebec Liberation Front.
A cholera epidemic breaks out in Istanbul.
October Crisis: Pierre Laporte is found murdered in south Montreal.
The Soviet Union launches the "Zond 8" lunar probe.

Thursday, October 16, 1969

The miracle New York Mets win the World Series, beating the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 1.
Willy Brandt becomes Chancellor of West Germany.
General Siad Barre comes to power in Somalia in a coup, 6 days after the assassination of President Abdirashid Ali Shermarke.
Willard S. Boyle and George Smith invent the CCD at Bell Laboratories (30 years later, this technology is widely used in digital cameras).
Fourteen black athletes are kicked off the University of Wyoming football team for wearing black armbands into their coach's office.

Monday, October 16, 1967

Vietnam War: Battle of Ong Thanh
Vietnam War: Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison protest over recruitment by Dow Chemical on the University cus. 76 are injured in the resulting riot.
Walt Disney's 19th full-length animated feature "The Jungle Book", the last animated film personally supervised by Disney, is released and becomes an enormous box-office and critical success. On a double bill with the film is the (now) much less well-known true-life adventure, "Charlie the Lonesome Cougar".
The musical "Hair" opens off-Broadway. It moves to Broadway the following April.
Thirty-nine people, including singer-activist Joan Baez, are arrested in Oakland, California, for blocking the entrance of that city's military induction center.

Sunday, October 16, 1966

Grace Slick performs live for the first time with Jefferson Airplane.

Wednesday, October 16, 1963

The thousandth day of John F. Kennedy's presidency.

Tuesday, October 16, 1962

Cuban Missile Crisis begins: A U-2 flight over Cuba takes photos on Oct. 14 of Soviet nuclear weapons being installed. A stand-off then ensues for another 12 days after President Kennedy is told of the pictures, between the United States and the Soviet Union, threatening the world with nuclear war.

Thursday, October 16, 1958

First broadcast of the long-running BBC Television children's programme "Blue Peter".ref name=Pocket On This Day

Thursday, October 16, 1952

"Limelight" opens in London writer/actor/director/producer Charlie Chaplin arrives by ocean liner in transit his re-entry permit to the USA is revoked by J. Edgar Hoover.

Sunday, October 16, 1949

Civil war ends in Greece with a communist surrender.

Saturday, October 16, 1948

The 57th Street Art Fair, the oldest juried art fair in the American Midwest, is founded.

Tuesday, October 16, 1945

FAO established as a specialized agency of the United Nations.

Friday, October 16, 1942

A hurricane and flood in Bombay kill 40,000.

Thursday, October 16, 1941

WWII: The Soviet Union government moves to Kuibyshev (modern Samara), but Joseph Stalin remains in Moscow.

Wednesday, October 16, 1940

The draft registration of approximately 16 million men begins in the United States.

Sunday, October 16, 1938

Winston Churchill, in a broadcast address to the United States, condemns the Munich Agreement as a defeat and calls upon America and western Europe to prepare for armed resistance against Hitler.

Tuesday, October 16, 1934

The Long March of the Chinese Communists begins.

Monday, October 16, 1916

Margaret Sanger opens the first U.S. birth control clinic - a forerunner of Planned Parenthood.

Thursday, October 16, 1913

HMS \'\'Queen Elizabeth\'\' launched at Portsmouth Dockyard as the first oil-fired battleship.

Wednesday, October 16, 1912

Bulgarian pilots Radul Minkov and Prodan Toprakchiev perform the first bombing with an airplane in history, at the railway station of Karaagac near Edirne against Turkey.

Monday, October 16, 1911

Mexican Revolution: Felix Diaz, nephew of Porfirio Diaz, occupies the port of Veracruz as a sign of rebellion against Madero.

Tuesday, October 16, 1906

Imposter Wilhelm Voigt impersonates a Prussian officer and takes over the city hall in Köpenick for a short time.

Monday, October 16, 1905

Russian Revolution of 1905: The Russian army opens fire in a meeting on a street market in Tallinn, killing 94 and injuring over 200.

Thursday, October 16, 1902

The first Borstal (youth offenders' institution) opens in Borstal, Kent, U.K.

Monday, October 16, 1882

The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business.

Saturday, October 16, 1875

Saturday, October 16, 1869

England's first residential university-level women\\\'s college, the College for Women, predecessor of Girton College, Cambridge, is founded at Hitchin by Emily Davies and Barbara Bodichon.

Sunday, October 16, 1859

John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.
John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.

Saturday, October 16, 1841

Queen's University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, by Rev. Thomas Liddell, who carries a Royal Charter from Queen Victoria and becomes the school's first principal.
Queen\\\\\\'s University is founded in Kingston, Ontario, by Rev.Thomas Liddell, who carries a Royal Charter from Queen Victoria and becomes the school's first principal.

Thursday, October 16, 1834

The Palace of Westminster is destroyed by fire.

Saturday, October 16, 1813

Thursday, October 16, 1760

Seven Years' War ndash Battle of Kloster-K: Ferdinand of Brunswick is beaten back from the Rhine by a French army.

Tuesday, October 16, 1759

Smeaton's Tower, John Smeaton’s Eddystone Lighthouse off the coast of South West England, is first illuminated.

Monday, October 16, 1758

Seven Years' War ndash Battle of Closterc: The French defeat the combined forces of Great Britain, Prussia, Hanover, Brunswick, and Hesse-Kassel.

Sunday, October 16, 1757

Seven Years' War: Hungarian raiders plunder Berlin.
Seven Years' War: Hungarian raiders plunder Berlin.

Wednesday, October 16, 1737

An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 9.3 occurs off the shore of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. Tsunamis up to 60m (200 ft) high followed in the Pacific ocean.//www.fathom.com/feature/122490/ Tsunami: Where they Happen and Why- Fathom

Sunday, October 6, 1555 (Julianian calendar)

Two of the Oxford Martyrs, Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, are burned at the stake in England.

Friday, October 8, 1367 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Urban V makes the first attempt to move the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon. This move is reversed in 1370 when he is forced to return to Avignon and shortly afterwards dies.
Otto I, the Evil, becomes Duke of the independent city of Göttingen (now in Germany) after the death of his father, Ernst I.
Charles V creates the first royal library in France.
A stone Kremlin Wall is built around Moscow to resist invasion by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
A university is founded in PécsHungary (not to be confused with the present University of Pécs, which was founded in 1921)

Friday, October 12, 708 (Julianian calendar)

After a report of the apparition of the archangel, the island Mont Tombe is dedicated to Michael and renamed Mont Saint-Michel.
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