5th October 1930 (85 Years)
R101 Airship Crash in France.
5th October 1938 (77 Years)
Germany invalidates Jewish people's passports.
6th October 1847 (168 Years)
Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre is published in London.
6th October 1887 (128 Years)
Le Corbusier, Swiss-born French architect and city planner, was born.
6th October 1888 (127 Years)
Roland Garros, French aviator and WW1 fighter pilot, was born.
6th October 1892 (123 Years)
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, one of the most popular British poets, died.
6th October 1908 (107 Years)
Carol Lombard, American comediennne and actress, was born.
6th October 1989 (26 Years)
Bette Davis, the American actress of film, television and theatre, died.
7th October 1849 (166 Years)
Edgar Allan Poe, writer famous for Gothic short stories such as 'The Raven' and 'The Pit and the Pendulum' died.
7th October 1917 (98 Years)
June Allyson, American stage, film, and television actress, dancer, and singer, was born.
7th October 1923 (92 Years)
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian painter and sculptor, was born.
7th October 1933 (82 Years)
Air Orient, Air Union, Compagnie Générale Aéropostale, CIDNA and Société Générale des Transports Aériens, merged into Air France.
7th October 2009 (6 Years)
Irving Penn, American fashion photographer who shot for Vogue magazine (among others), died.
8th October 1865 (150 Years)
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer, dies.
8th October 1941 (74 Years)
Jesse Jackson, American civil rights activist and Baptist minister, is born.
8th October 1967 (48 Years)
Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, former Prime Minister of the UK and Leader of the Labour Party, died.
9th October 1754 (261 Years)
Jean-Baptiste Regnault, a French Painter, died.
9th October 1874 (141 Years)
Nicholas Roerich was a Russian painter influenced by spiritual themes, also evident in his writing and philosophies.
9th October 1888 (127 Years)
Washington Monument opens for public admittance.
9th October 1940 (75 Years)
During a night-time air raid by the German Luftwaffe, St. Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, England is hit by a bomb.
9th October 1967 (48 Years)
Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary leader, dies.
9th October 1967 (48 Years)
Ernesto "Che" Guevara, theoretician and tactician of guerrilla warfare, prominent communist figure in the Cuban Revolution and guerrilla leader in South America, dies.
10th October 1684 (331 Years)
Jean Antoine Watteau was a French painter whose usage of colour had an influential effect on other artists.
10th October 1813 (202 Years)
Guiseppe Verdi, italian romantic composer, was born.
10th October 1901 (114 Years)
Alberto Giacometti, Italian Swiss sculptor, painter and printmaker, was born.
10th October 1963 (52 Years)
Edith Piaf, singer and cultural icon, died.
11th October 1963 (52 Years)
Jean Cocteau, French artist, died.
11th October 1965 (50 Years)
Dorothea Lange, American documentary photographer and photojournalist, dies.
12th October 1492 (523 Years)
Sailor aboard La Pinta, Rodrigo de Triana, first sights America at 2 AM.
12th October 1915 (100 Years)
British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium.

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