October 15th Events

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October 15th, 2007 (October 15 2007)Event17 Activists in Aotearoa New Zealand arrested in the country s first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids across the country.
October 15th, 2005 (October 15 2005)EventIraqi constitution ratification vote
October 15th, 2005 (October 15 2005)EventRiot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested.
October 15th, 2003 (October 15 2003)EventChina launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
October 15th, 2003 (October 15 2003)EventThe 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.
October 15th, 2001 (October 15 2001)EventNASA s Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter s moon Io.
October 15th, 1997 (October 15 1997)EventThe first supersonic land speed record is set by Andy Green in ThrustSSC (United Kingdom).
October 15th, 1997 (October 15 1997)EventThe Cassini probe launches from Cape Canaveral on its way to Saturn.
October 15th, 1990 (October 15 1990)EventSoviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.
October 15th, 1989 (October 15 1989)EventWayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.
October 15th, 1987 (October 15 1987)EventThe Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
October 15th, 1981 (October 15 1981)EventProfessional cheerleader Krazy George Henderson leads what is thought to be the first audience wave in Oakland, California.George Ade Quotes
October 15th, 1973 (October 15 1973)EventThe diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Gabon were established.
October 15th, 1971 (October 15 1971)EventThe start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.
October 15th, 1970 (October 15 1970)EventThirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.
October 15th, 1970 (October 15 1970)EventAnwar Sadat becomes president of Egypt
October 15th, 1969 (October 15 1969)EventVietnam War: Hundreds of thousands of people take part in National Moratorium antiwar demonstrations across the United States.
October 15th, 1966 (October 15 1966)EventBlack Panther Party was created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
October 15th, 1965 (October 15 1965)EventVietnam War: The National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam stages the first public burning of a draft card in the United States to result in arrest under a new law.
October 15th, 1953 (October 15 1953)EventBritish nuclear test Totem 1 detonated at Emu Field, South Australia.
October 15th, 1951 (October 15 1951)EventTelevision sitcom I Love Lucy premieres.
October 15th, 1951 (October 15 1951)EventMexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthesized the first oral contraceptive
October 15th, 1946 (October 15 1946)EventNuremberg Trials: Hermann Goring poisons himself the night before his execution.Hermann Goring Quotes
October 15th, 1945 (October 15 1945)EventWorld War II: The former premier of Vichy France Pierre Laval is shot by a firing squad for treason.
October 15th, 1944 (October 15 1944)EventThe Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler s NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes over the power in Hungary.
October 15th, 1940 (October 15 1940)Event"The Great Dictator", a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released.Charlie Chaplin Quotes
October 15th, 1939 (October 15 1939)EventThe New York Municipal Airport (later renamed La Guardia Airport) is dedicated.
October 15th, 1934 (October 15 1934)EventThe Soviet Republic of China collapses when Chiang Kai-shek s National Revolutionary Army successfully encircle Ruijin, forcing the fleeing Communists to begin the Long March.Ang Lee Quotes
October 15th, 1932 (October 15 1932)EventTata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
October 15th, 1928 (October 15 1928)EventThe airship, the Graf Zeppelin completed its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA.
October 15th, 1917 (October 15 1917)EventWorld War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany.
October 15th, 1904 (October 15 1904)EventThe Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War.
October 15th, 1894 (October 15 1894)EventAlfred Dreyfus is arrested for spyingDreyfus affair begins.
October 15th, 1888 (October 15 1888)EventThe "From Hell" letter sent by Jack the Ripper is received by the investigators.
October 15th, 1880 (October 15 1880)EventMexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.
October 15th, 1878 (October 15 1878)EventThe Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
October 15th, 1864 (October 15 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: The Battle of Glasgow is fought, resulting in the surrender of Glasgow, Missouri, and its Union garrison, to the Confederacy.
October 15th, 1863 (October 15 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: The CSS H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship, sinks during a test, killing its inventor, Horace L. Hunley. Horace Quotes
October 15th, 1815 (October 15 1815)EventNapoleon I of France begins his exile on Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.
October 15th, 1764 (October 15 1764)EventEdward 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 EmpireEdward Gibbon Quotes
October 15th, 1582 (October 15 1582)EventPope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
October 15th, 1552 (October 15 1552)EventKhanate of Kazan is conquered by troops of Ivan Grozny.
October 15th, 0533 (October 15 0533)EventByzantine general Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals.

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