Historic World Events / October (page 2)

October

List historic world events in October

September, 2016

  • 23 September

    Kennedy urges Americans to build bomb shelters

    Kennedy urges Americans to build bomb shelters

    President John F. Kennedy, speaking on civil defense, advises American families to build bomb shelters to protect them from atomic fallout in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union. Kennedy also assured the public that the U.S. civil defense program would soon begin providing such protection for …

  • 23 September

    Yom Kippur War begins

    Yom Kippur War begins

    Hoping to win back territory lost to Israel during the third Arab-Israeli war, Egyptian and Syrian forces launch a coordinated attack against Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Taking the Israeli Defense Forces by surprise, Egyptian troops swept deep into the Sinai Peninsula, while Syria …

  • 23 September

    Nazi war criminals executed

    Nazi war criminals executed

    At Nuremberg, Germany, 10 high-ranking Nazi officials are executed by hanging for their crimes against humanity, crimes against peace, and war crimes during World War II. Two weeks earlier, the 10 were found guilty by the International War Crimes Tribunal and sentenced to death along with two other Nazi officials. …

  • 22 September

    Battle of Navarino

    Battle of Navarino

    During the Greek War for Independence, a combined Turkish and Egyptian armada is destroyed by an allied British, French, and Russian naval force at the Battle of Navarino. In 1821, the first nationalist uprisings by the Greeks against their Turkish rulers touched off a wave of sympathy in Britain and …

  • 22 September

    Johnny Carson is born

    Johnny Carson is born

    On this day in 1925, John William Carson, who will become known to most of America as the longtime host of the popular late-night TV program The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, is born in Corning, Iowa. As host of the highly rated Tonight Show, which aired on NBC from …

  • 22 September

    Ottoman Empire signs treaty with Allies

    Ottoman Empire signs treaty with Allies

    On October 30, 1918, aboard the British battleship Agamemnon, anchored in the port of Mudros on the Aegean island of Lemnos, representatives of Great Britain and the Ottoman Empire sign an armistice treaty marking the end of Ottoman participation in the First World War. Though the Ottoman Empire—in a period …

  • 22 September

    Jim Bakker is indicted on federal charges

    Jim Bakker is indicted on federal charges

    Televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted on federal charges of mail and wire fraud and of conspiring to defraud the public. The case against the founder of Praise the Lord (PTL) Ministries and three of his aides exploded in the press when it was revealed that Bakker had sex with former …

  • 22 September

    Rival governments in bleeding Kansas

    Rival governments in bleeding Kansas

    In opposition to the fraudulently elected pro-slavery legislature of Kansas, the Kansas Free State forces set up a governor and legislature under their Topeka Constitution, a document that outlaws slavery in the territory. Trouble in territorial Kansas began with the signing of the Kansas-Nebraska Act by President Franklin Pierce in …

  • 22 September

    Terrorists strike again in Bali

    Terrorists strike again in Bali

    On this day in 2005, suicide bombers strike three restaurants in two tourist areas on the Indonesian island of Bali, a popular resort area. The bombings killed 22 people, including the bombers, and injured more than 50 others. This was the second suicide-bombing incident to rock the island in less …

  • 22 September

    American fur traders turn over Astoria, Oregon, to the British

    American fur traders turn over Astoria, Oregon, to the British

    On this day in 1813, the Americans operating the Pacific Fur Company trading post in Astoria, Oregon, turn the post over to their rivals in the British North West Company, and for the next three decades Britons dominate the fur trade of the Pacific Northwest. The town and fur trading …