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October 29, 1787

October 29, 1787

October 29, 2019

Don Giovanni an opera, by Mozart opens in Prague.

October 24, 1648

October 24, 1648

October 24, 2019

The Thirty Year's war ends in the Holy Roman Empire after the Treaty of Westphalia

October 23, 1929

October 23, 1929

October 23, 2019

The first transcontinental air service begins between New York and Los Angeles

October 22, 1884

October 22, 1884

October 22, 2019

The International Meridian Conference is held in Washington D.C, agreeing to use the Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT ) creating 24 international time zones.

October 21, 1879

October 21, 1879

October 21, 2019

Thomas Edison demonstrates his first electric lamp after testing and fixing it for 14 months.

October 18, 1867

October 18, 1867

October 18, 2019

US gains possession of Alaska from Russia after paying 7.2 million dollars.

October 17, 1863

October 17, 1863

October 17, 2019

General Ulysses S Grant was named the Head Union Commander of the West.

October 9, 1949

October 9, 2019

On this day, in 1949 Harvard started accepting women into their University

October 8, 1871

October 8, 1871

October 8, 2019

The Great Chicago Fire starts killing an estimated of 200-30o people in the blaze. Causing 3 billion dollar damages.

October 4th, 1957

October 4th, 1957

October 4, 2019

Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 , the first artificial Earth Satellite.

October 2, 1909

October 2, 1909

October 2, 2019

Orville Wright breaks previous altitude record of 508 feet by Hubert Latham by flying at 1,600 feet.

October 1, 1890

October 1, 1890

October 1, 2019

On this day in 1890 U.S congress passed the McKinley Tariff Act. This act raised tariffs on foreign products by almost 50%.

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