Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sumatra earthquake, tsunami and Merapi volcanic eruption:
Thursday, October 26, 2006
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
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
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.
USA Patriot Act signed into law by President George W. Bush.
Thursday, October 26, 2000
Thursday, October 26, 1995
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 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.
Thursday, October 26, 1972
Following a visit to South Vietnam, U.S. National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger suggests that peace is at hand.
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
Eric Edgar Cooke becomes the last man executed in Western Australia, for murdering 8 citizens in Perth, Western Australia between 1959 and 1963.
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
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.
becomes the fourth president of Turkey. (His former title was head of state and government. By constitution referendum, he is elected as president).
An armistice begins in Katanga, Congo.
Wednesday, October 26, 1960
Red Army troops invade Hungary.
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.
The "Huntley-Brinkley Report" debuts on NBC-TV.
Tuesday, October 26, 1954
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.
Tuesday, October 26, 1948
In Persia, Reza Khan becomes Ahmad Shah Qajar's prime minister.
Tuesday, October 26, 1920
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.
The Football Association is formed.
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
Wednesday, October 26, 1825
The Erie Canal opens, providing passage from Albany, New York to Buffalo and Lake Erie.
Tuesday, October 26, 1813
Saturday, October 26, 1811
November ndash Luddite
uprisings begin in northern England and the Midlands
Thursday, October 26, 1775
American Revolution: George III
announces to Parliament that the American colonies are in an uprising and must be dealt with accordingly.
Thursday, October 26, 1595
Friday, October 16, 1562 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, October 16, 1530 (Julianian calendar)
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
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Sunday, October 18, 1377 (Julianian calendar)
Tran Hien succeeds Tran Kính as King of Vietnam
Saturday, October 22, 740 (Julianian calendar)
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.
Much to the delight of the citizens of Chang\'an
City, the Chinese Tang Dynasty
government orders fruit tree
s to be planted along every main avenue of the city, which enriches not only the diets of the people but also the surroundings.
September ndash The Daysan River floods Edessa
Thursday, October 25, 428 (Julianian calendar)