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October 7

2006 – Russian journalist and writer Anna Politkovskaya is murdered. 2002 – Maher Arar is deported by the US government to Syria, where he is tortured and held without charge for a year before being returned home to Canada. 2006 – Palaus capital ...

                                               

October 8

2018 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases a special report, warning that "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" would need to be made to prevent global warming by more than 1.5 degrees Celsiu ...

                                               

October 9

2006 – North Korea carries out its first-reported bomb test. 2004 – Jo Brauner resigns as the anchor of German Tagesschau news show after 30 years. 2004 – The tri-annual federal election is held in Australia and Liberal Party of Australia leader, ...

                                               

October 10

2017 - President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont delays his regions declaration of independence from Spain. 2018 - Hurricane Michael makes landfall in Florida, as one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the mainland of the United States. 2005 – Cha ...

                                               

October 11

2013 – The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins the Nobel Peace Prize, the second time in a row that an organization has won the prize outright. 2019 – Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed wins the Nobel Peace Prize. 2008 – ...

                                               

October 12

2007 – Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change win the Nobel Peace Prize. 2019 – Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan, becoming the most powerful storm to hit the country in over 60 years. 2009 – Elinor Ostrom becomes the first woman to w ...

                                               

October 13

2016 – The Maldives announce their withdrawal from the Commonwealth of Nations. 2016 – Bob Dylan becomes the first singer-songwriter to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. 2016 – Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, dies aged 88 after more than 7 ...

                                               

October 14

2017 - A bomb attack in Somalias capital Mogadishu kills over 350 people. 2017 - The first commercial flight lands on the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena, coming from Johannesburg South Africa via Windhoek Namibia. 2019 - Esther Duflo becom ...

                                               

October 15

2008 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average drops by 733.08 points in a single day. 2016 - 150 nations meeting at the UNEP summit in Kigali, Rwanda, agree to slowly get rid of hydrofluorocarbons. 2003 – China launches Shenzhou 5, their first manned s ...

                                               

October 16

2006 – A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Hawaii, causing widespread damage. 2013 - Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashes on approach to Pakse International Airport in Laos, killing 49 people. 2002 - The Bibliotheca Alexandrina library is opened in Alexan ...

                                               

October 17

2018 – The recreational use of cannabis is legalized in Canada. 2018 – Kerch Polytechnic College attack in Crimea. 2006 – The population of the United States officially reaches 300 million. 2001 – Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Zeevi becomes th ...

                                               

October 18

2007 – A bomb attack in Karachi kills 139 people and injures 450. Benazir Bhutto, returning from exile, escapes unhurt. 2019 - Astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch perform the first all-female spacewalk. 2003 – Bolivian Gas War: President G ...

                                               

October 19

2005 – Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record. 2005 – The trial of Saddam Hussein, on charges of Crimes against Humanity, begins. 2018 - Unmanned European-Japanese spacecraft BepiColombo is launched on a seven-year ...

                                               

October 20

1977 – A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing several band members, including lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines. 2018 - Around 700.000 people march against Brexit and for a second referendum on the is ...

                                               

October 21

2015 - This is the exact date that the main characters travel to in Back to the Future Part II. 2004 – The Boston Red Sox win the American League pennant, defeating the New York Yankees 10-3 in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, c ...

                                               

October 22

2014 - 2014 shootings at Parliament Hill, Ottawa. 2007 - Raid on Anuradhapura Air Force Base is carried out by 21 commandos of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. All except one die in this attack. Eight Sri Lankan Air Force planes are destroye ...

                                               

October 23

2001 – The iPod is released. 2011 – New Zealand wins the Rugby World Cup, defeating France 8-7 in Auckland. 2004 – An earthquake in the Niigata Prefecture in Japan kills 35 people and injures around 2.200. 2005 – Hurricane Wilma hits the Yucatan, ...

                                               

October 24

2002 – Police arrested spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, DC. 2019 - The remains of Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco are removed from the Valley of the F ...

                                               

October 25

2009 - Bombings in Baghdad kill 155 people. 2010 – A magnitude 7.7 earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra causes tsunamis, which kill over 400 people, and leave many more missing. 2007 - Singapore Airlines carry out the first passenger flight o ...

                                               

October 26

2018 - Michael D. Higgins is re-elected President of Ireland; on the same day the countrys voters also vote to get rid of its blasphemy law. 2015 - An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 strikes Afghanistan and Pakistan, killing at least 365 people. 2003 ...

                                               

October 27

2002 – The volcano Mount Etna on Sicily erupts. 2006 – Opening of Arsenal F.C.s Emirates Stadium. 2010 – Former President of Argentina Nestor Kirchner dies aged 60. He had been expected to run for President again in 2011. 2002 – Luiz Inacio Lula ...

                                               

October 28

2013 - The St Jude Storm, also known as "Christian", "Carmen" and "Simone", hits the southern UK, northern France, the Low Countries, Germany, Denmark and southern Sweden. At least 15 people are killed, either from falling trees or getting swept ...

                                               

October 29

2018 - Angela Merkel announces her intention to resign as Chancellor of Germany in 2021. 2013 - A new underground railway tunnel across the Bosphorus, in Istanbul, is opened. 2018 - Lion Air Flight 610 crashes into the Java Sea shortly after take ...

                                               

October 30

2002 – British television Service Freeview starts transmitting throughout parts of the United Kingdom. 2005 – Having been destroyed in the Firebombing of Dresden in World War II, the Frauenkirche Church of Our Lady, is reconsecrated. 2003 - Baske ...

                                               

October 31

2019 - A train fire on the Karachi to Peshawar railway line in Pakistan kills 74 people. 2016 - Michel Aoun becomes President of Lebanon. 2017 - Germany holds a national holiday to mark 500 years since the start of the Protestant Reformation. 201 ...

                                               

September 1

September 1 is the 244th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 121 days remaining until the end of the year. This day is the first day of the last third of the year as well as the two thirds point of the common year because there a ...

                                               

September 2

2004 - Resolution 1559: The United Nations Security Council calls for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Lebanon. 2018 - National Museum of Brazil fire: The National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro is heavily damaged by fire. Many cultu ...

                                               

September 3

2017 – North Korea performs test for nuclear weapon against international law. 2006 – Andre Agassi ends his professional tennis career, as he loses in the US Open against Benjamin Becker. 2016 – The Peoples Republic of China and the United States ...

                                               

September 4

2018 - Japan is hit by one of its strongest-ever typhoons. 2017 - The Queensferry Crossing, linking Fife and Lothian in Scotland, is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II, exactly 53 years to the day after the opening of the nearby Forth Road B ...

                                               

September 5

2001 – Young Left formed in Toronto, Ontario. 2005 – In Solden, Tyrol, Austria, an aerial lift accident kills nine German tourists, as a transport helicopter hits a cable car, which then plunges to the ground. 2012 – The bodies of Saad al-Hilli, ...

                                               

September 6

2003 – EU foreign ministers categorise Hamas as a terrorist organisation. 2006 – The Germany national football team scores its biggest-ever away win, defeating the San Marino national football team 13-0. 2008 – The 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beij ...

                                               

September 7

2012 – Canada breaks off diplomatic relations with Iran over its stance on the political crisis in Syria. 2013 – The Liberal Party of Australia-led coaltion, under leadership of Tony Abbott, defeats Kevin Rudds Australian Labor Party in Australia ...

                                               

September 8

2019 - US Open: Rafael Nadal defeats Daniil Medvedev in five sets to win his 19th Grand Slam singles title, putting him just one behind Roger Federers total of 20. 2018 - US Open: Naomi Osaka becomes the first Japanese tennis player to win a Gran ...

                                               

September 9

2004 – A bomb explodes outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing several people. 2013 – Norwegian Parliamentary Election: The Labour Party-led coalition under Jens Stoltenberg loses the election after eight years in government. Erna Solb ...

                                               

September 10

2001 – Charles Ingram cheats his way to winning a million pounds on the British quiz programme Who Wants to be a Millionaire. 2011 – Tanzanian ferry MV Spice Islander sinks off Zanzibar, killing 1.573 people. 2014 – The first Invictus Games, for ...

                                               

September 11

September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 111 days remaining until the end of the year. The terms September 11 and "9/11" have been used by the media to refer to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Tra ...

                                               

September 12

2015 – An explosion in Petlawad in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh kills at least 105 people. 2003 – US Forces mistakenly shoot and kill eight Iraqi police officers in Fallujah. 2011 – About 100 people are killed by an oil pipeline explosion i ...

                                               

September 13

2008 – Delhi, India is hit by a series of bomb blasts, killing 30. 2012 – 2012 U.S. diplomatic missions attacks: Protests spread to US diplomatic missions in Yemen, Morocco, Sudan and Yemen, as well as the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which handles U ...

                                               

September 14

2019 – An attack in Saudi Arabia affects 5% of the worlds oil supply. 2007 – British bank Northern Rock experiences the first Bank Run in the UK for 150 years. 2017 – A series of bomb attacks near Nasiriyah, Iraq, results in 84 deaths. 2014 – Swe ...

                                               

September 15

2007 – Former world Rally champion Colin McRae dies in a helicopter crash in Lanarkshire, Scotland, along with his son and two family friends. 2017 – 2017 Parsons Green bombing: An explosive device is detonated on a tube train near Londons Parson ...

                                               

September 16

2005 – Camorra organised crime boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples, Italy. 2013 – A gunman kills 12 people at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. 2009 – Yukio Hatoyama becomes Prime Minister of Japan, after just under a year with Taro Aso in t ...

                                               

September 17

2005 – Helen Clark is elected to a third term in-a-row as Prime Minister of New Zealand. 2004 – The 2004 Summer Paralympics begin in Athens, lasting until September 28. 2001 – The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 ...

                                               

September 18

2015 - The 2015 Rugby union World Cup in England and Wales begins. 2006 – Right wing protesters riot outside the Hungarian television building in Budapest, after the release of an audio tape in which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany admits lying d ...

                                               

September 19

2006 – The Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok, overthrowing Thaksin Shinawatra. The Constitution is revoked, and martial law is instated. 2017 – 2017 Puebla earthquake: A major earthquake strikes central Mexico, including Mexico City, on the ...

                                               

September 20

2003 – Voters in Latvia approve entry to the EU in a referendum. 2004 – Wikipedia publishes articles in its 100th language. 2014 – Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key wins a third term in office, after his New Zealand National Party wins the p ...

                                               

September 21

2016 – A boat estimated to be carrying hundreds of people sinks off Alexandria, Egypt, and is believed to have killed most of those on board. 2003 – The Galileo mission is ended by sending the probe into Jupiters atmosphere, where it is crushed b ...

                                               

September 22

2013 – A bomb attack on a church in Peshawar, Pakistan, kills at least 70 people. 2016 – Yahoo! confirms that hackers entered its network in late 2014 and stole information connected to at least 500 million user accounts, in the largest data brea ...

                                               

September 23

2019 – British travel company Thomas Cook collapses. 2009 – Major dust storms affect Eastern Australia, as people in Sydney wake up to find their city shrouded in red dust. 2019 – Climate change activist Greta Thunberg speaks at a United Nations ...

                                               

September 24

2016 - The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC is officially opened by Barack Obama. 2007 - 30.000 to 100.000 people protest in Rangoon against Burmas ruling military junta. 2005 – Hurricane Rita strikes land ...

                                               

September 25

2008 – Thabo Mbeki resigns as President of South Africa, and is replaced by Kgalema Motlanthe. 2007 – Yasuo Fukuda becomes Prime Minister of Japan. 2017 – Iraqi Kurdistan holds a vote on independence. 2009 – In a joint television appearance at th ...