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What Happened on This Day in History?

1492- Columbus reaches the “New World”

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1940- Silent-film star Tom Mix dies in Arizona car wreck

2000- USS Cole attacked by terrorists

1810- The origin of Oktoberfest

1964- USSR leads the space race

2002- Terrorists kill 202 in Bali

1945- Conscientious objector awarded Medal of Honor

1972- Racial violence breaks out aboard U.S Navy ships

1786- Thomas Jefferson composes Romantic Letter

1997- John Denver dies in an aircraft accident

2007- Al Gore wins Nobel Prize in the wake of “An Inconvenient Truth”

1918- Fire Rages in Minnesota

1998- Matthew Shepard, victim of anti-gay hate crime, dies

1960- Nikita Khrushchev allegedly brandishes his shoe at the United Nations

1870- Robert E. Lee dies

1915- British nurse Edith Cavell Executed

 

Learn more at https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

 

 

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