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21st October 1805: Nelson wins the Battle of Trafalgar

10/20/2018
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On the 21st October 1805, the British navy under the command of Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson defeated the combined fleets of the French and Spanish ...

Duration:00:02:33

20th October 1740: Maria Theresa inherits the Austrian throne

10/19/2018
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Maria Theresa inherited the Austrian throne, prompting the War of the Austrian ...

Duration:00:02:16

19th October 1935: League of Nations imposes sanctions on Italy

10/18/2018
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On the 19th October 1935, the League of Nations voted to impose sanctions on Italy after it invaded ...

Duration:00:02:20

18th October 1565: European and Japanese naval forces fight for the first time

10/17/2018
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European and Japanese naval forces fought for the first time at the Battle of Fukuda ...

Duration:00:06:39

17th October 1814: The London Beer Flood kills 8 people

10/16/2018
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On the 17th October 1814 eight people were killed when nearly one and a half million litres of beer swept out of London’s Horse Shoe Brewery and formed an alcoholic tidal wave that swept down Tottenham Court ...

Duration:00:02:07

16th October 1846: First public demonstration of ether anaesthesia

10/15/2018
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The first well-publicised public demonstration of inhaled ether anaesthesia was given at the Massachusetts General ...

Duration:00:05:47

15th October 1923: Rentenmark introduced in Weimar Germany

10/14/2018
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On the 15th October 1923, the Rentenmark was introduced in Weimar Germany in an attempt to stop the hyperinflation crisis that had crippled the ...

Duration:00:02:12

14th October 1962: U-2 spy plane captures images of Cuban missile sites

10/13/2018
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A U-2 spy plane captured images of the construction of a missile site on Cuba, triggering the Cuban Missile ...

Duration:00:06:06

13th October 54: Emperor Claudius dies in mysterious circumstances

10/12/2018
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On the 13th October AD 54, the Roman Emperor Claudius died, supposedly after being ...

Duration:00:02:43

12th October 1915: British nurse Edith Cavell was executed by a German firing squad

10/11/2018
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British nurse Edith Cavell was executed by a German firing squad during the First World ...

Duration:00:05:36

11th October 1521: Henry VIII becomes ‘Defender of the Faith’

10/10/2018
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On the 11th October 1521, Pope Leo X granted the title "Defender of the Faith" to King Henry VIII of ...

Duration:00:02:08

10th October 1957: Eisenhower apologises to Ghanaian minister for racism in Delaware restaurant

10/9/2018
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U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologised to Ghanaian finance minister Komla Agbeli Gbedemah after he was refused service in a Delaware ...

Duration:00:05:03

9th October 1967: Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara executed in Bolivia

10/8/2018
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On the 9th October 1967 the Marxist revolutionary icon, Ernesto “Che” Guevara was executed in Bolivia after being caught by CIA-assisted forces during his attempt to provoke a ...

Duration:00:02:19

8th October 1480: The Great Stand on the Ugra River by Ivan III

10/7/2018
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The Great Stand on the Ugra River marked the start of the decline of the Great ...

Duration:00:06:49

7th October 1949: East Germany founded in the Soviet zone

10/6/2018
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On the 7th October 1949 the German Democratic Republic, otherwise known as East Germany, was founded in the Soviet occupied zone of ...

Duration:00:02:37

6th October 1683: Germantown founded in the Pennsylvania Colony

10/5/2018
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Germantown was founded in the Pennsylvania Colony by immigrant Quaker and Mennonite ...

Duration:00:05:06

5th October 1962: First James Bond film & first Beatles single released

10/4/2018
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On the 5th October 1962, two cultural icons made their first appearance when Dr No – the first of the James Bond series of films – hit cinema screens on the same day as the Beatles released their debut single Love Me ...

Duration:00:02:23

4th October 1936: The Battle of Cable Street took place in London’s East End

10/3/2018
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The Battle of Cable Street saw demonstrators block a march by Oswald Mosley’s British Union of ...

Duration:00:05:37

3rd October 1990: East and West Germany reunited

10/2/2018
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On the 3rd October 1990, Germany was reunified when the territory of the communist German Democratic Republic joined with the Federal Republic of Germany to create a single, united ...

Duration:00:25:35

2nd October 1919: US President Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke while in office

10/1/2018
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United States President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed on his left-hand ...

Duration:00:05:19