1st October 1890
Yosemite becomes a national park
3rd October 1990
The national holiday of Germany, the Day of German Unity, is celebrated. 25 years.
5th October 1930
R101 Airship Crash in France. 85 years.
8th October 1865
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer, dies. 150 years.
9th October 1940
During a night-time air raid by the German Luftwaffe, St. Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, England is hit by a bomb. 75 years.
11th October 1965
Dorothea Lange, American documentary photographer and photojournalist, dies. 50 years.
12th October 1915
British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium. 100 years.
17th October 1915
Arthur Miller, American playwright and essayist, is born, 100 years.
24th October 1945
United Nations Organisation is born, allies of World War II ratify the UN Charter at a ceremony in Washington DC. 70 years.
25th October 1415
The army of Henry V of England defeats a French army at the Battle of Agincourt. 600 years.
30th May 1925
John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter. 90 years.
31st October 1940
The Battle of Britain ends - the United Kingdom prevents a possible German invasion. 75 years.
31st October 1950
Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, 31 October 1950) is an Iraqi-British architect. 65 years.
31st October 1930
Michael Collins, member of Apollo 11 spaceflight, is born. 85 years.
31st October 1760
Katsushika Hokusai, a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period, is born. 255 years.
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