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Occupy Wall Street protests:

Monday, October 15, 2007

Montenegrin Prime Minister Željko Šturanović signs a Stabilisation and Association Agreement with the European Union, saying that Montenegro is hoping to lodge an official application for EU membership in the first half of 2008. //euobserver.com/9/24972 (EUobserver)

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

2003 occupation of Iraq: U.S. concessions to proposals from Russia, the China and Pakistan ensure their support for a United Nations Security Council resolution to provide greater international legitimacy to the occupation force and the Iraq Interim Governing Council. The resolution draft, legitimizing US military and political control over Iraq's political future, was already supported by United Kingdom, Spain, Cameroon, Bulgaria, Angola, Mexico, Chile and Guinea. Russia agrees to act as a mediator to achieve support for the compromise also from Germany and France.//www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32403-2003Oct15.html//slate.msn.com/id/2089881/

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

A Kiev judge ordered prosecutors to open a criminal probe of Ukraine's veteran President Leonid Kuchma, on charges of corruption and abuse of power.
ImClone Systems founder Sam Waksal pleaded guilty to bank fraud and conspiracy in an insider trading scandal that threatens Martha Stewart and her home decorating empire.

Monday, October 15, 2001

NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within of Jupiter's moon Io.
NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io.

Friday, October 15, 1999

A National Geographic Society press conference reveals the fossil of "Archaeoraptor" (which is later found to be a forgery).

Tuesday, October 15, 1996

Several large strikes begin in various industries across Belgium in protest to the dismissal of the magistrate Jean-Marc Connerotte by the Supreme Court.

Sunday, October 15, 1995

The Carolina Panthers win their first-ever regular season game by defeating the New York Jets at Clemson Memorial Stadium in South Carolina.

Tuesday, October 15, 1991

United States Senate votes 52–48 to confirm Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Thursday, October 15, 1987

Two commuter trains collide head-on on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia 102 are killed.
U.S. warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in the Persian Gulf
Black Monday: Stock market levels fall sharply on Wall Street and around the world.
October 16 ndash Great Storm of 1987: Hurricane-force winds hit much of South England, killing 23 people.

Monday, October 15, 1979

Black Monday events, in which members of a political group sack a newspaper office, unfold in Malta.

Friday, October 15, 1971

The 2,500 Year Celebration of Iran begins, celebrating the birth of Persia.

Wednesday, October 15, 1969

Vietnam War: Hundreds of thousands of people take part in Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam demonstrations across the United States.

Tuesday, October 15, 1968

In Mexico City, black American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their arms in a black power salute after winning, respectively, the gold and bronze medals in the Olympic men's 200 metres.
Kingston, Jamaica is rocked by the Rodney Riots, provoked by the banning of Walter Rodney from the country.

Friday, October 15, 1965

Vietnam War: The Catholic Worker Movement stages an anti-war protest in Manhattan. One draft card burner is arrested, the first under the new law.
Anti-war protests draw 100,000 in 80 U.S. cities and around the world.
Police find a girl's body on Saddleworth Moor near Oldham in Lancashire. The body is quickly identified as that of 10-year-old Lesley Ann Downey, who disappeared on Boxing Day the previous year from a fairground in the Ancoats area of Manchester. Ian Brady, arrested for the murder of a 17-year-old man in nearby Hattersley, is charged with murdering Lesley, as is his 23-year-old girlfriend Myra Hindley.

Friday, October 15, 1954

Hurricane Hazel makes U.S. landfall it is the only recorded Category 4 hurricane to strike as far north as North Carolina.
The comic strip "Hi and Lois", by Mort Walker and Dik Browne, is launched.
Texas Instruments announces the development of the first transistor radio.

Tuesday, October 15, 1946

The United Nations' first meeting in Long Island is held.
Nuremberg Trials: Hermann Göring, founder of the Gestapo and recently convicted Nazi war criminal, poisons himself hours before his scheduled execution.
Nazi War criminals convicted in the Nuremberg Trials are executed by hanging in a gymnasium in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice premises.

Monday, October 15, 1945

WWII: Pierre Laval, the former premier of Vichy France, is shot to death by a firing squad for treason against France.

Wednesday, October 15, 1941

the sumbmarine HMS Torbay (N79) bombards the Libyan port of Apollonia.
Mid-October ndash First production P-38E Lightning fighter produced by Lockheed.

Sunday, October 15, 1939

The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed La Guardia Airport) is dedicated.

Friday, October 15, 1937

Ernest Hemingway's novel "To Have and Have Not" is first published.

Monday, October 15, 1923

The sixth tropical storm developed in the Gulf of Mexico. It was a rare occurrence, it consisted of four active tropical storms simultaneously.
Roy and Walt Disney found The Walt Disney Company.
Fifth tropical storm of the year, formed north of the Leeward Islands.

Monday, October 15, 1917

WWI: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany.

Friday, October 15, 1915

WWI: Austria-Hungary invades the Kingdom of Serbia. Kingdom of Bulgaria enters the war, invading Kingdom of Serbia. The retreat of the Serbian First Army towards Greece begins the Serbian Caign (WWI).

Saturday, October 15, 1904

Theta Tau, the Professional Engineering Fraternity, is founded at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Monday, October 15, 1894

Dreyfus affair: French Army officer Alfred Dreyfus is arrested for spying.

Monday, October 15, 1883

The Supreme Court of the United States declares part of the Civil Rights Act of 1875 to be unconstitutional, allowing individuals and corporations to discriminate based on race.

Friday, October 15, 1880

Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.

Friday, October 15, 1875

Chief Lone Horn of the Minneconjou dies at the Cheyenne River, leaving his son Big Foot as the new chief.

Thursday, October 15, 1863

American Civil War: The first operable submarine, the CSS ''Hunley'' sinks during a test, killing Horace Lawson Hunley (its inventor) and a crew of seven.
American Civil War: The first operable submarine, the CSS "Hunley" sinks during a test, killing Horace Lawson Hunley (its inventor) and a crew of seven.

Wednesday, October 15, 1851

The City of Winona, Minnesota is founded.

Tuesday, October 15, 1839

Abd al-Kader declares a jihad against the French.

Sunday, October 15, 1815

Napoleon begins his exile on Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.

Monday, October 15, 1764

English scholar Edward Gibbon conceives the idea of writing "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" as I sat musing amid the ruins of the Capitol.

Friday, October 15, 1655

The Jews of Lublin are massacred.

Sunday, October 15, 1651

Escape of Charles II to France.ref name=CBH
The Keian Uprising fails in Japan.

Friday, October 15, 1632

Official opening of the University of Tartu in Swedish Livonia.

Tuesday, October 5, 1529 (Julianian calendar)

With the season growing late, Suleiman abandons the siege.

Saturday, October 7, 1385 (Julianian calendar)

Castello Estense in Ferrara (present-day Italy)
The Hongwu Emperor of China's Ming Dynasty relents after eighteen tribute missions over the previous eight years and agrees to invest King U of Goryeo.
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Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde conquers parts the Jalayirid Empire in western Persia, causing a rift between himself and Timur of the Timurid Empire, who had also wanted to conquer Persia.
The Battle of Valverde is fought between the armies of Portugal and Castile.
Scotland resists a small invasion force from England led by Richard II.
A group of Hungarian nobles help Charles III of Naples to overthrow Queen Mary as ruler of Hungary and Croatia.
Olav IV of Norway is elected as King of Sweden, in opposition to the unpopular King Albert.
The marriage of Charles VI of France and Isabella of Bavaria-Straubing is celebrated with France's first court ball.

Saturday, October 8, 1211 (Julianian calendar)

Troops led by Estonian resistance fighter Lembitu of Lehola destroy a garrison of missionaries in the historical Estonian region of Sakala, and raid the Russian town of Pskov.
Mongol forces under Genghis Khan invade Jin China, aiming at this stage simply to loot the countryside. A Chinese army is defeated and slaughtered at the Badger\\'s Mount Caign near Zhangjiakou and another is beaten at Mukden, where the city is taken. Beijing is also besieged by the Mongol hordes.
The church in the French city of Reims burns down soon after, construction begins on the Notre Dame de Reims Cathedral.
Source: Wikipedia