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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

European Union leaders hold an emergency meeting to discuss the European sovereign debt crisis. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15449149 (BBC)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sumatra earthquake, tsunami and Merapi volcanic eruption:
160 people are missing from a village on the Indonesian village of Betu Monga on Sumatra hit by a local tsunami after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck south of the Mentawai Islands. The earthquake leaves at least one person dead and damages 150 houses. //www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69P0QN20101026?utm_source=feedburnerutm_medium=feedutm_caign=Feed:+reuters/topNews+(News+/+US+/+Top+News) (Reuters) //www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/news-225468-quake-off-indonesia-kills-one-destroys-homes.html ("Today's Zaman")

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The National Assembly of Nicaragua passes a law banning all abortions in the run-up to general elections.//news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6089718.stm (BBC News)
A Russian Progress spacecraft hauling fresh food, oxygen and vital spare parts for the International Space Station (ISS) arrived at its orbital destination after a successful rendezvous marred by a last-minute antenna glitch. //www.usatoday.com/tech/science/space/2006-10-26-iss-docking_x.htm?csp=34 (USA Today)
ExxonMobil Corp., the world's largest petroleum extracting company, says its third-quarter net income rose to USD $10.5 billion from $9.92 billion as crude prices rise to an all-time high. This is the second highest quarterly profit figure for a United States company. //e.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087sid=aVS8c5k6Xs38 (Bloomberg)

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Details of the discovery of a new, recent species of fossil hominid, "Homo floresiensis", from the island of Flores, Indonesia, are published.
The Cassini probe passes within 1,200 km of Titan.
The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time since 1918.

Sunday, October 26, 2003

Russia: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the country's wealthiest businessman, has been arrested and is being held in Moscow facing charges of fraud and tax evasion. //www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2003/10/27/001.html

Saturday, October 26, 2002

Moscow theatre siege: Special forces of the Russian army attacked the Chechen separatists who were holding hostages in a Moscow theater. 50 of the 53 separatists and 117 of the 800 hostages were killed. Most of hostages were killed by poison gas used by the special forces, with most of the surviving hostages hospitalised with gas poisoning.

Friday, October 26, 2001

U.S. President George W. Bush signs the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
USA Patriot Act signed into law by President George W. Bush.
November – The Doha Declaration relaxes the grip of international intellectual property law.

Thursday, October 26, 2000

Pakistani authorities announce that their police have found an apparently ancient mummy of a Persian princess in the province of Balochistan. Iran, Pakistan and the Taliban all claim the mummy until Pakistan announces it is a modern-day fake on April 17, 2001.

Thursday, October 26, 1995

An avalanche hits the village Flateyri in Iceland, killing 20 people.

Monday, October 26, 1992

In a national referendum, voters in Canada reject the Charlottetown Accord.

Monday, October 26, 1987

The Dow Jones Industrial Average goes down 156.83 points.

Sunday, October 26, 1986

Bus deregulation goes into effect in the United Kingdom, except Greater London and Northern Ireland.
In London, Jeremy Bamber is found guilty of the murder of his adoptive //www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Crim/2002/2912.htm bailii.org retrieved 13:58 28.10.2011 see also :Jeremy Bamber : "introductary statement" parents, sister and twin nephews, and sentenced to life imprisonment, with a recommendation by the trial judge that he should serve at least 25 years before being considered for parole.
The Big Bang in the London Stock Exchange abolishes fixed commission charges, paving the way for electronic trading.
The centennial of the Statue of Liberty's dedication is celebrated in New York Harbor.
Queensland, Australia: Joh Bjelke-Petersen wins his final election as Premier of Queensland with 38.6% of the vote. He resigns on December 1, 1987 following revelations of his involvement with corruption released in the Fitzgerald Inquiry.
The International World Day of Prayer is held in Assisi, Italy.
Sandoz chemical spill: a major environmental disaster near Basel, Switzerland, pollutes the Rhine.
World Series: The New York Mets defeat the Boston Red Sox in 7 games. This is the second world series title in the Mets franchise. It is also remembered for Game 6, when Bill Buckner lets a routine ground ball hit by Mookie Wilson roll through his legs, letting the Mets win and pull even with the Red Sox in the series.

Friday, October 26, 1979

Park Chung-hee, the President of South Korea, is assassinated by KCIA director Kim Jaegyu.

Thursday, October 26, 1972

Following a visit to South Vietnam, U.S. National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger suggests that peace is at hand.

Monday, October 26, 1970

Garry Trudeau's comic strip "Doonesbury" debuts in approximately two dozen newspapers in the United States.
Gary Gabelich drives the rocket-powered "Blue Flame" to an official world land speed record of 622.287 mph (1 001.452 863 km/h) on the dry lake bed of the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The record, the first above 1 000 km/h, stands for nearly 13 years.
A cholera outbreak in eastern Slovakia causes Hungary to close its border with Czechoslovakia.
In Jordan, the government of Ahmed Toukan resigns the next prime minister is Wasfi Al-Tal.

Monday, October 26, 1964

Eric Edgar Cooke becomes the last man executed in Western Australia, for murdering 8 citizens in Perth, Western Australia between 1959 and 1963.

Friday, October 26, 1962

Spiegel scandal: German police occupy "Der Spiegel" offices in Hamburg.
Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he has ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba. In a secret deal between Kennedy and Khrushchev, Kennedy agrees to the withdrawal of U.S. missiles from Turkey. The fact that this deal is not made public makes it look like the Soviets have backed down.
A referendum in France favors the election of the president by universal suffrage.

Thursday, October 26, 1961

A standoff between Soviet and American tanks in Berlin, Germany heightens Cold War tensions.
DZBB-TV Channel 7, the Philippines' third TV station, is launched.
Devrim has been released. Project completed only in 130 days almost from scratch and this period includes decision of the project, research, design, development and production of four cars.
Cemal Gürsel becomes the fourth president of Turkey. (His former title was head of state and government. By constitution referendum, he is elected as president).
Fahri Özdiilek becomes the acting prime minister of Turkey.
An armistice begins in Katanga, Congo.

Wednesday, October 26, 1960

Robert F. Kennedy telephones Coretta Scott King, the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and he also secures King's release from jail regarding a traffic violation in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S..

Sunday, October 26, 1958

First transatlantic flight of a Pan American World AirwaysBoeing 707.

Friday, October 26, 1956

Red Army troops invade Hungary.
Suez Crisis: The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
A United States Navy team becomes the third group to reach the South Pole (arriving by air) and commences construction of the first permanent Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station.
The States Reorganisation Act of India reforms the boundaries and names of Indian states. Two new states Kerala and Karnataka were formed.
The film "Oklahoma!" (1955), previously released to select cities in Todd-AO, now receives a national release in Cinemascope, since not all theatres are yet equipped for Todd-AO. To accomplish this, the film had to be actually shot twice, rather than printing one version in two different film processes as is done today.
Suez Crisis: Israel invades the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.
City Lights Books publishes "Howl and Other Poems" by Allen Ginsberg.
The "Huntley-Brinkley Report" debuts on NBC-TV.

Tuesday, October 26, 1954

Muslim Brotherhood member Mahmoud Abdul Latif tries to kill Gamal Abdal Nasser.

Friday, October 26, 1951

Winston Churchill is re-elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in a general election which sees the defeat of Clement Attlee's Labour government after six years in power.
Winston Churchill is re-elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in a general election which sees the defeat of Clement Attlee'sLabour government after six years in power.

Tuesday, October 26, 1948

Monday, October 26, 1942

WWII: Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands: Two Japanese aircraft carriers are heavily damaged and one U.S.N. carrier is sunk.

Friday, October 26, 1928

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRM) formally established with the adoption of “Statutes of the International Red Cross

Friday, October 26, 1923

In Persia, Reza Khan becomes Ahmad Shah Qajar's prime minister.

Tuesday, October 26, 1920

Álvaro Obregón is announced the elected president of Mexico.

Friday, October 26, 1917

Tuesday, October 26, 1909

Korean nationalist An Jung-geun assassinates Ito Hirobumi, a former Prime Minister of Japan, in Harbin, China, in protest of the Japanese annexation of Korea.

Thursday, October 26, 1905

Sweden agrees to the repeal of the union with Norway.

Wednesday, October 26, 1881

The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral occurs in Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, USA.

Monday, October 26, 1863

American Civil War ndash Battle of Wauhatchie: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant ward-off a Confederate attack led by General James Longstreet. Union forces thus open a supply line into Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Football Association is formed.
29 ndash The Resolutions of the Geneva International Conference are signed.
Sixteen countries meeting in Geneva agree to form the International Red Cross.

Saturday, October 26, 1861

The Pony Express announces its closure.

Wednesday, October 26, 1859

The steamship \'\'Royal Charter\'\' is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, Wales with 454 dead.

Wednesday, October 26, 1825

December ndash The Decembrist Revolt breaks out in Russia, but is thoroughly suppressed.
The Erie Canal opens, providing passage from Albany, New York to Buffalo and Lake Erie.

Tuesday, October 26, 1813

War of 1812 ndash Battle of Chateauguay: Charles de Salaberry defeats an American invasion

Saturday, October 26, 1811

November ndash Luddite uprisings begin in northern England and the Midlands.
The Argentine Government declares freedom of expression for the press.

Thursday, October 26, 1775

November ndash American Revolution: Colonel Richard Richardson's South Carolina revolutionaries march through Ninety-Six District in what becomes known as the "Snow Caign", effectively ending all major support for the Loyalist cause in the backcountry of South Carolina.
American Revolution: George III announces to Parliament that the American colonies are in an uprising and must be dealt with accordingly.

Friday, October 26, 1640

The Treaty of Ripon is signed, restoring peace between Scotland and Charles I of Scotland, England and Ireland.

Sunday, October 26, 1597

Battle of Myeongnyang: The Koreans, commanded by Yi Sunsin, are victorious over the Japanese.

Thursday, October 26, 1595

Battle of Giurgiu: Michael the Brave again defeats the Turkish army led by Sinan Pasha, pushing them on the right side of the Danube.

Friday, October 16, 1562 (Julianian calendar)

Rouen is captured by Royalist forces under Antoine de Bourbon, King of Navarre, who is mortally wounded.

Sunday, October 16, 1530 (Julianian calendar)

The Knights of Malta are formed when the Knights Hospitaller are given Malta by Charles V.

Saturday, October 16, 1529 (Julianian calendar)

Cardinal Wolsey falls from power in England due to his failure to prevent Habsburg expansion in Europe and obtain an annulment of Henry VIII's marriage. Thomas More succeeds him as Lord Chancellor.ref name=Cassell's Chronology/

Sunday, October 18, 1377 (Julianian calendar)

A rebellion against the Majapahit Empire is quashed in Sumatra.
The Trezzo sull'Adda Bridge is completed, and becomes the longest arch bridge in the world to be built for four centuries
Informed that Khan Urus of the White Horde has died, Timur of the Timurid Empire sends Tokhtamysh to take the Horde throne, but is defeated by Urus' son, Timur Malik.
Radu I succeeds Vladislav I as Prince of Wallachia (now southern Romania).
Sayf ad-Din Berkuk leads a revolt against the Mamluk Sultan of Egypt Alah-ad-Din Ali.
A sermon by a German monk states the game of cards has come to us this year and prohibitions against cards are issued by Prince John of Castile and the cities of Florence and Basel.
King U of Goryeo adopts the Ming calendar and begs to be invested by the Hongwu Emperor.
Tran Hien succeeds Tran Kính as King of Vietnam.
Harihara II succeeds Bukka as ruler of the Vijayanagara Empire (now in southern India).
Coronation of Tvrtko I of Bosnia.

Saturday, October 22, 740 (Julianian calendar)

An earthquake strikes Constantinople and the surrounding countryside, causing destruction to the city's land walls and buildings, and many deaths.
After two unsuccessful attempts to crush the quickly spreading revolt of Tanger, the Umayyad suffer a humiliating defeat at the battle of the Nobles near the Chelif river.Gilbert Meynier (2010) "L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518)". Paris: La Découverte pp.25.
Battle of Akroinon in Anatolia, a significant Byzantine victory over the Umayyads, halts the impetus of Arab attacks into Anatolia.
St. Cuthbert becomes archbishop of Canterbury.
The reign of King Sevar, and thus of the House of Dulo, ends in Bulgaria.
Much to the delight of the citizens of Chang\'an City, the Chinese Tang Dynasty government orders fruit trees to be planted along every main avenue of the city, which enriches not only the diets of the people but also the surroundings.
Pippin III marries Bertrada of Laon.
The Khazars, a nation of the Black Seasteppe, though not ethnically Jewish, voluntarily convert to Judaism.
September ndash The Daysan River floods Edessa.

Thursday, October 25, 428 (Julianian calendar)

The planet Venusoccults the planet Jupiter.
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