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On this day... October

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October 1

1971. Walt Disney World opens in Orlando.

October 2

1967. Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African American Supreme Court judge

October 3

1995. O.J. Simpson is aquitted of murder

October 4

1957. The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite.

October 5

1970. The U.S. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) began operations.

October 6

1927. The first "talkie" motion picture is released featuring Al Jolson in "The Jazz Singer".

October 7

1975 US decides John Lennon won't be deported due to UK pot conviction

October 8

1871. Great Chicago Fire begins.

October 9

1888. The Washington Monument opens to the public.

October 10

1935. George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess premieres opens on Broadway.

October 11

1955. All Peron feast days disposed of in Argentina

October 12

1492. Columbus reaches the New World.

October 13

2010. Chilean miners are rescued after 69 days underground.

Ocober 14

1947. Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier.

October 15

1966. The Black Panther Party is created by Newton and Seale.

October 16

1859. John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry.

October 17

1931. Al Capone is convicted of tax evasion.

October 18

1767. The Mason-Dixon line was agreed upon.

October 19

1983. The Senate passed a bill (78–22) making Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, birthday a public holiday.

October 20

1973. The Sydney Opera House opens.

October 21

1805. Battle of Trafalgar.

October 22

1962. Cuban Missle Crisis.

October 23

1915. Women march in New York City for the right to vote.

October 24

1648. Thirty Years War ends.

October 25

1760. King George III of Britain was crowned.

October 26

1950 Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India

October 27

1904. New York City subway opens.

October 28

1886. Statue of Liberty dedicated.

October 29

1929. Stock market crashes.

October 30

1938. Radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, starring Orson Welles, caused nationwide panic among listeners.

October 31

1941. Mount Rushmore monument completed.