Historical Events on 15th October

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533 - Byzantine general Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals.
1520 - King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall
1522 - Emperor Karel I names Hernan Cortes governor of Mexico
1552 - Khanate of Kazan is conquered by troops of Ivan Grozny.
1581 - Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine," is staged in Paris
1582 - Many Catholic countries switch to Gregorian calendar, skip 10 days
1598 - Spanish general strategist Bernardino de Mendoza occupies fort Rhine
1641 - Paul de Chomedy de Maisonneuve claims Montreal
1654 - Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Overijssel
1655 - Jews of Lublin are massacred
1660 - Asser Levy granted butchers license (kosher meat) in New Amsterdam
1705 - English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona
1724 - Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old-Catholic church
1756 - Saxon army surrenders to Prussia
Historian Edward GibbonHistorian Edward Gibbon 1764 - Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
1777 - Mjr James Graves Simcoe appointed commandant of Queen's Rangers (Penn)
1783 - Jean Pilstre de Rozier makes captive-balloon ascent
1786 - Earliest 32°F (0°C) recorded temp in NYC
1789 - 1st presidental tour-George Washington in New England
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on island of St Helena to begin his exile
1827 - Charles Darwin admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge
1842 - Karl Marx becomes editor-in-chief of Rheinische Zeitung
Communist Philosopher Karl MarxCommunist Philosopher Karl Marx 1846 - Dr William Thomas Green Morton 1st public use of ether
1860 - 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Lincoln, tells him to grow a beard
1863 - Cliff House opens in SF (1st of many on site)
1864 - Confederate troops occupy Glasgow, Missouri
1866 - Great fire in Quebec destroys 2,500 houses
1874 - Child labor law takes 12 year olds out of work force
1877 - 45th Congress (1877-79) convenes
1878 - Edison Electric Light Company incorporated
1880 - Koln cathedral completed, 633 years after it begun
1880 - Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.
1881 - 1st American fishing magazine, American Angler published
1883 - Supreme Court declares Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional
1885 - Hoss Radbourne pitches his 60th win of season
1889 - Amsterdam Central Station officially opens
1890 - Alabama Penny Savings Bank organizes in Birmingham
1894 - Capt Alfred Dreyfus arrested accused of espionage in France
1897 - Aaron/Samuel Bloch carry 1st Mail Pouch
1897 - King Leopold II takes Belgian crown
1899 - Cincinnati closes season with 16-1 & 19-3 victories over Cleve Spiders
1904 - The Russians are driven back by the Japanese in the Battle of Shaho; both sides suffer high casualties: Japanese (16,000) and Russians (60,000)
Composer Claude DebussyComposer Claude Debussy 1905 - Claude Debussy's "La Mer," premieres
1905 - Union workers at NVV rejects safety demands
1912 - Red Sox Tris Speaker's makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield
1913 - Train crash in Liverpool during "Black Week"
1914 - ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) founded
1914 - Battle of Warsaw, begins (ends Oct 21)
1914 - Clayton Anti-trust Act passed (union & strike rights)
1917 - Chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series
1917 - World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany.
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata HariExotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari 1918 - British Q-ship Cymric sinks British submarine J6
1919 - 14 horses begin 300-mile race from Vt to Mass for $1000 prize money
1923 - NY Yankees 1st World Series win beating NY Giants, 4 games to 2
1924 - Pres Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument
1925 - Pittsburgh Pirates beat Wash Senators, 4 games to 3 in 22nd World Series
1925 - Willem Landre's opera "Beatrice" premiers in The Hague
1926 - Austria government of Seipel, forms
1926 - Philip Barry's "White Wings!," premieres in NYC
1928 - German dirigible "Graf Zeppelin" lands in Lakehurst, NJ
1928 - Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract to manage the Senators
30th US President Calvin Coolidge30th US President Calvin Coolidge 1932 - Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
1933 - 20th Amendment to the US Constitution goes into effect: Pres term begins in Jan not March
1933 - Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0
1935 - NHL's St Louis Eagles fold
1937 - Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have & Have Not" published
1937 - Rather than accept any trade offers, the Yanks release Tony Lazzeri
1938 - Robert Sherwoods "Abe Lincoln in Illinois," premieres in NYC
1939 - LaGuardia Airport opens in NYC
1939 - Yeshiva of Mir closes after 124 years
Author Ernest HemingwayAuthor Ernest Hemingway 1940 - -16] Heavy German air raid on London, 400 killed
1940 - London's Waterloo Station bombed by Germans
1940 - "The Great Dictator", a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released.
1941 - 1st mass deportation of German Jews to Eastern Europe
1941 - Japan Tojo regime forms
1941 - Jews caught outside Nazi Ghetto walls in occupied Poland could be put to death
1942 - German 6th Army occupies Tractorenfabriek, 3,000 German's die
1944 - The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler's NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes over the power in Hungary.
1945 - Baseball Attendance hits record 10.28 million (Tigers 1.28 is highest)
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1946 - Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)
1946 - St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 43rd World Series
1946 - Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
1948 - China's Red army occupies Chinchov
1949 - Administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian government
1949 - Billy Graham begins his ministry
1949 - Tripura accedes to Indian union
1951 - "I Love Lucy" debuts on CBS TV
1951 - Egyptian parliament accept denounces Suez Canal Treaty
1951 - Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthesized the first oral contraceptive
1952 - Arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo," premieres in NYC
1953 - John Patrick's "Teahouse of the Red Moon," premieres in NYC
1953 - KOIN TV channel 6 in Portland, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - WJNL (now WFAT) TV channel 19 in Johnstown, PA (IND) begins
1954 - Hurricane Hazel strikes US & Canada, 348 die
1954 - KLTV TV channel 7 in Tyler-Longview, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Pyotr Bolotnikov runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
1956 - William J Brennan Jr appointed to Supreme Court
1956 - Yankees Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
1957 - Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players
1958 - Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
1958 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1959 - "Untouchables" premieres
1959 - KNDO TV channel 23 in Yakima, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1960 - "Laughs & Other Events" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 8 perfs
1962 - Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court
1962 - WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1963 - Ludwig Erhard follows Conrad Adenauer as West German Chancellor
1964 - Craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph
1964 - St Louis Cardinals beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
1964 - NY Yankees appears in 14 & win 9 of last 16 World Series
1965 - Dodgers & Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins
1965 - WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting
1966 - Australia bans Troggs' "I Can't Control Myself," as "terribly obscene"
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson 1966 - LBJ signs a bill creating Dept of Transportation (DOT)
1966 - Black Panther Party was created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
1968 - AL expansion draft, KC pick Roger Nelson & Pilots pick Don Mincher 1st
1969 - Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
1969 - Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
1969 - NY Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st & 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
1969 - Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series
1969 - Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
Country Singer Johnny CashCountry Singer Johnny Cash 1969 - 3rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash & Tammy Wynette wins
1970 - Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt
1970 - Baltimore Orioles beat Cin Reds, 4 games to 1 in 67th World Series
1970 - Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35
1970 - Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey
1971 - The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.
1972 - 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
1972 - Omni in Atlanta opens - Hawks beat NY Knicks 109-101
1973 - 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins
1973 - Tanks attack Thailand demonstrating students, 300 killed
1974 - National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing
1974 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)
1974 - Washington Capitals 1st NHL tie, playing LA Kings to 1-1 tie
1975 - Iceland moves intl boundary from 50 to 200 miles
1976 - 1st debate of major-ticket VP nominees Mondale (D) vs Dole (R)
Beatles Drummer Ringo StarrBeatles Drummer Ringo Starr 1976 - Ringo Starr releases "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"
1977 - Arkansas' Steve Little kicks a record tying 67 yard field goal
1977 - Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life," goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks
1977 - Don Ritchie runs world record 100 mile (11:30:51)
1978 - Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open
1978 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 - 1st Monday night game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad)
1979 - Chinese premier Hwa Kwofeng visits Paris
1979 - Military coup in El Salvador: president/general Carlos Romero flees
1979 - NY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier
1980 - George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids
1980 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Lawrence R Klein
1981 - NY Yankees capture 33rd AL pennant, sweeping 3 games from Oakland A's
1981 - Professional cheerleader Krazy George Henderson leads what is thought to be the first audience wave in Oakland, California.
1983 - Black Hawks & Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
1983 - Columbia beats Yale 21-18 in football, will lose next 44 games
1983 - US Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut Intl Airport
1984 - Central Intelligence Agency Information Act passes
1984 - Centrum party expels 2nd Member of parliament Janmaat due to fraud
1985 - Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani
1985 - Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit
1985 - Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds
1986 - Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 & win NL pennant
1987 - "Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 4 performances
1987 - 6th Belgium government of Martens falls
1987 - Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies
1987 - Lanford Wilson's "Burn This," premieres in NYC
1987 - NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike
1987 - The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
1988 - Amnesty International's Global Concert Tour ends in Buenos Aires
1988 - NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)
1988 - With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run HR to gives Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series
1989 - Billy Graham is given 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd
1989 - South Africa President FW de Klerk frees ANC Founder Walter Sisulu & 4 other political prisoners
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 1989 - Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer
1990 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize
1991 - Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)
1992 - Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia
1992 - Howard Stern radio show begins broadcasting on WLUP-AM, Chicago
1992 - NYC Subway motorman Robert Ray convicted of manslaughter in death of 5 riders, when he fell asleep drunk while in control of train
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev 1993 - Amstel brewery on Curacao produces 1,000,000,000th bottle
1993 - Nelson Mandela & South Africa president F W de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1994 - Botswana Pres Ketumile Masires BDP wins parliamentary election
1994 - Pres Jean-Baptiste Aristide returns to Haiti
1995 - Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
1995 - Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating NY Jets 26-15
1997 - Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (763.035 mph)
1997 - Cleve Indians beat Balt Orioles 4 games to 2 in ALCS
1997 - Former rep Dan Rostenkowski released from custody for mail fraud
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1997 - NY jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988
1997 - US launches nuclear powered Cassini to Saturn
2001 - NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io.
2003 - China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
2003 - The Staten Island Ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi collides with a pier at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, killing 11 people and injuring 43.
2005 - Iraqi constitution ratification vote
2005 - Riot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested.
2007 - 17 Activists in Aotearoa New Zealand arrested in the country's first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids across the country.
2011 - Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries.
2011 - Legoland Florida (the world's largest Legoland theme park) opens in Winter Haven, Florida.
2012 - Hilary Mantel wins the 2012 Man Booker Prize for her novel Bring Up the Bodies

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