18th October 1931
Thomas Alva Edison, an American inventor (phonograph, motion picture camera, electric light bulb) and businessman, dies in New Jersey. 85 years.
23rd October 1956
The Hungarian Revolution, a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the Hungarian People's Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies, starts and will last until 10th November 1956. 60 years.
29th October 1966
The Black Panther Party, a controversial African American party, is founded in Oakland, California, by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. 50 years.
29th October 1956
Beginning of the Suez Crisis: the Sinai Peninsula is invaded by Israel, followed by an invasion of the Suez Canal zone by the UK and France. 60 years.
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