2012 - Events - October

October

  • October 14 – Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner becomes the first person to break the sound barrier without any machine assistance during a record space dive out of the Red Bull Stratos helium-filled balloon from 24 miles (39 kilometers) over Roswell, New Mexico in the United States.
  • October 24 – 30 – Hurricane Sandy kills at least 209 people in the Caribbean, Bahamas, United States and Canada. Considerable storm surge damage causes major disruption to the eastern seaboard of the United States.

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1932 - October
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... October 5 – War of 1812 – Battle of the Thames in Upper Canada William Henry Harrison defeats the British, and native leader Tecumseh is killed in battle ... October 14 – After a ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, the municipality gives Simón Bolívar the title of El Libertador ... October 16–October 19 – Battle of Leipzig Napoleon is defeated ...
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... October 3 – In the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, a railway between Naples and Portici (7.4 km length) is inaugurated by H.M ... October 15 – Abd al-Kader declares a jihad against the French ...
October Symbols
... October's birthstones are pink tourmaline and opal ... The Zodiac sign for October are Libra (until October 22) or Scorpio (October 23 onwards) ...

Famous quotes containing the word october:

    The autumnal change of our woods has not yet made a deep impression on our own literature yet. October has hardly tinged our poetry.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)