Today in History for October 2011
Events 1 - 8 of 8
15th - Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries.
15th - Legoland Florida (the world's largest Legoland theme park) opens in Winter Haven, Florida.
18th - Gilad Shalit is released.
20th - The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte (2011) while in the custody of NTC fighters.
23rd - A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
27th - The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese.
29th - Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours.
31st - The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations
Weddings 1 - 12 of 12
1st - Rock bassist Gene Simmons (62) weds actress and model Shannon Tweed (55) at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
2nd - Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Seth Rogen (30) weds screenwriter Lauren Miller at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, California
9th - Musician Paul McCartney (69) weds New Yorker Nancy Shevell (51) in a civil ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall, London
9th - TV personality Layla Kayleigh (22) weds Radio Talk Show Host/DJ Steve Covino (36) in Las Vegas, Nevada
13th - Queen consort of Bhutan Jetsun Pema (21) weds Dragon King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck (31) at Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan
15th - "Charmed" TV actress Shannen Doherty (40) weds photographer Kurt Iswarienko (37) in Malibu
16th - Actress, screenwriter and model Nikki Reed (24) weds singer-songwriter Paul McDonald (27) at a private ranch in Malibu, California
18th - Actress, model and singer Bijou Phillips (32) weds actor and disc jockey Danny Masterson (36) at a private castle in Ireland
22nd - Actor and comedian Robin Williams (60) weds graphic designer Susan Schneider at the luxurious Meadow Wood Resort in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, California
22nd - "The Bachelorette" TV personality DeAnna Pappas (29) weds Stephen Stagliano (27) in Georgia
22nd - Former US Senator John Edwards's daughter Cate Edwards (29) weds Trevor Upham (30) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
29th - Actress Eva Amurri (26) weds former Major League Soccer player Kyle Martino (31) in Charleston, South Carolina
Divorces 1 - 1 of 1
31st - Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (31) divorces basketball player Kris Humphries (26) due to irreconcilable differences only 72 days after getting married
Deaths 1 - 28 of 28
1st - Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey and golf player (b. 1931)
5th - Steve Jobs, American Businessman, co-founder and CEO of Apple, dies from respiratory arrest at 56
5th - Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (b. 1943)
5th - Charles Napier, American actor (b. 1936)
5th - Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights activist (b. 1922)
5th - Derrick Bell, American legal scholar and civil rights advocate (b. 1930)
7th - Ramiz Alia, the former communist leader and first president of the Albanian pluralist (b. 1925)
8th - Al Davis, American football executive (b. 1929)
8th - Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (b. 1941)
9th - Pavel Karelin, Russian skijumper (b. 1989)
10th - Jagjit Singh, Indian Musician, Ghazal Maestro, Padma Bhusan awardee (b. 1941)
12th - Heinz Bennent, German actor (b. 1921)
12th - Patricia Breslin, American actress (b. 1931)
12th - Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (b. 1941)
13th - Barbara Kent, Canadian born - U.S. silent film actress and WAMPAS Baby Stars (b.1907)
14th - Reg Alcock, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
15th - Betty Driver, British Actress (b. 1920)
16th - Dan Wheldon, English auto racer (b. 1978)
17th - Carl Lindner, Jr., Cincinnati businessman and one of the world's richest people (b. 1919)
Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs (5th) 20th - Muammar Gaddafi, Ruler of Libya (b. 1942)
20th - Moatassem Gaddafi, Son of Moammar Gaddafi and National Security Adviser of Libya (b. 1977)
20th - Tone Pavček, Slovenian poet and translator (b. 1928)
22nd - Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Saudi Crown Prince (b. 1924 or 1930)
23rd - Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1987)
23rd - John McCarthy, American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence, inventor of the Lisp programming language.(b. 1927)
27th - James Hillman, founder of Archetypal Psychology (b. 1926)
29th - Jimmy Savile, British media personality (b. 1926)
31st - Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer (b. 1941)