1st October 1924
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, is born. 90 years.
4th October 1814
Jean-Francois Millet, the French artist known for his scenes of peasant farmers, is born. 200 years.
5th October 1864
The birth of Louis Lumiere, who, with brother Auguste, made 1st motion picture in 1895. 150 years.
6th October 1989
Bette Davis, the American actress of film, television and theatre, dies. 25 years.
15th October 1814
Mikhail Lermontov, the Russian romantic poet and novelist, is born. 200 years.
16th October 1964
Harold Wilson becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 50 years.
20th October 1964
Herbert Hoover, the American President, dies. 50 years.
20th October 1714
The Coronation of King George I. 300 years.
22nd October 1964
Jean-Paul Sartre refuses the Nobel Prize for literature. 50 years.
26th October 1764
William Hogarth, the English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist, dies. 250 years.
27th October 1939
Nylon stockings are sold publicly for the first time in a department store in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. 75 years.
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