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
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Today's Birthday Horoscope
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