2011 - Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries.
1971 - The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.
1959 - TV series "The Untouchables" premieres
1951 - Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthesized the first oral contraceptive
1878 - The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
This Day In Business
2008 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average has the second worst day in history with a 733.08 point (7.87%) drop.
1951 - Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz star in sitcom "I Love Lucy" for the premiere show on CBS
1987 - The Great Storm of 1987: Was declared a rare occurrence and hit both France & England.
1989 - Wayne Gretzky becomes NHL's All-Time Leading Scorer passing Gordie Howe.
October 15th Holiday
White Cane Safety Day - Celebrates the accomplishments of those who are blind or visually impaired and raise awareness about the importance of the white cane as tool for independence.
Today's Birthday Trivia
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007, his song Lean on Me was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Who is he?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
Learn about people born on this day by reading the October 15 Birthday Horoscope.
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