5th October 1763
King August III of Poland, died. 260 years.
5th October 1713
Denis Diderot, French philosopher, was born. 310 years.
6th October 1888
Roland Garros, French aviator and WW1 fighter pilot, was born. 135 years.
7th October 1923
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian painter and sculptor, was born. 100 years.
9th October 1888
Washington Monument opened for public admittance. 135 years.
10th October 1813
Guiseppe Verdi, italian romantic composer, was born. 210 years.
10th October 1963
Edith Piaf, singer and cultural icon, died. 60 years.
11th October 1963
Jean Cocteau, French artist, died. 60 years.
14th October 1888
Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand-born british short story writer, was born. 135 years.
17th October 1932
Sylvia Plath, American poet, novelist, and short story writer, was born. 90 years.
20th October 1973
Sydney Opera House in Australia was opened by Queen Elizabeth II. 50 years.
26th October 1863
Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva. 160 years.
26th October 1863
Football Association formed in England, standardizing football. 160 years.
27th October 1923
Roy Lichtenstein, American pop artist, was born. 100 years.
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