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On October 24, 1975, 90% of Iceland’s female population went on strike, demanding equal rights. They did not work, do housework, or look after their kids for an entire day. In 1980, Iceland elected its first female president, who credits her win to this specific day.

On October 13, 2016, a man high on LSD, Michael Orchard from Halfmoon, NY, drove through his neighbours' fence, broke their glass door and stole their dog, hallucinating that the neighbours' house was burning and he was saving the canine. He then peacefully handed the dog to police officers.

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  1. Many animal shelters do not allow adoption of black cats in October to protect the cats from being sacrificed or tortured.

  2. Hebrew became extinct as a spoken native language around 200 CE. It was revived in Paris on 13 October 1881 when a man called Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and his friends agreed to exclusively speak Hebrew in their conversations.

  3. In 1975, a Soviet naval officer led a mutiny onboard a frigate with the aim of toppling the government of Brezhnev. It failed after a standoff with half of the Soviet Baltic fleet, but an article about it inspired an insurance salesman named Tom Clancy to write his book, The Hunt for Red October

  4. Many courses in German Universities are actually offered in English, and international students don’t even have to meet the German language requirements to apply. In Germany undergraduate students don’t pay any tuition fees in all the public universities since October 2014

  5. On 24th October 1975, 90% of women in Iceland went on strike and took to the streets, refusing to work, cook, and look after children. The strike was called "Women's Day Off", and helped put Iceland at the forefront of the fight for gender equality. Men came to know it as "The Long Friday".

  6. Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the end times started on October 1, 1914 and that Satan is controlling the world's governments

  7. In October 1994, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, The Lion King and Jurassic Park were all in theaters at the same time.

  8. The rescue of Denmark’s Jews during WWII was so successful, that 99% of the country’s Jewish population escaped. From October 1943, 7,220 of Denmark's 7,800 Jews were ferried to Sweden. At the request of the group, Yad Vashem honoured the Danish Resistance as a whole, than as individuals.

  9. In 1977, Aerosmith's flight crew inspected a Convair CV-240 for possible use and rejected it because they felt the plane and crew were not up to their standards. That plane crashed on October 20, 1977 from fuel exhaustion due to poor maintenance, killing three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

  10. In October, 2014, General Motors complained that the newly sourced Flint water supply was causing corrosion at a local engine plant. GM switched back to Detroit's Lake Huron supply, meanwhile residents complained about the smell and taste of their drinking water, which they were assured was safe

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During the first few minutes of The Hunt for Red October the film switches from Russian to English. The switch occurs on the word "Armageddon", which is the same in both languages.

Vasili Arkhipov, a senior officer on a Soviet submarine, refused to launch a nuclear torpedo in October 1962 perhaps preventing WWIII - source

The computer scientist, Dennis Ritchie—the creator of the C programming language, and an important Unix contributor—died on 12 October 2011, exactly a week after Steve Jobs. News of the former's death was largely overshadowed by that of the latter's. - source

On October 23, 1999, BASE jumper and stuntwoman Jan Davis died while making an illegal protest jump from El Capitan intended to demonstrate the safety of BASE jumping at Yosemite National Park, after a ban on BASE jumping in the area regarding safety.

October 31, 2017 will be the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting the 95 Theses, sparking the Protestant Reformation. - source

On October 14th, 1944, doomed death camp prisoners at Sobibór managed to lure numerous high ranking Nazi officers into separate workshops, on the pretext of fitting them with new boots and clothes. They then hacked their defenseless captors to death with various tools and objects, one by one.

Jerry Seinfeld met his wife while she was engaged to another man. She married the other guy in June 1998, went on a three week honeymoon, came back and moved in with Seinfeld, divorced her husband by October, and was engaged to Seinfeld before the year was out, November 1998.

The only known armed Nazi military operation on North American soil, in October of 1943, was installation of Weather Station Kurt by a German u-boat team. It was accidentally discovered in 1977.

In October of 2014, Amanda Bynes tweeted that her father sexually abused her as a child. She later claimed that this was not the case, and a microchip implanted in her brain forced her to say it.

The stock price of Apple Inc. fell significantly in October 2008 after a hoax story was submitted to CNN's user-generated news site claiming that company CEO Steve Jobs had suffered a major heart attack. The source of the story was traced back to 4chan.

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Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption were all in theatres at the same time in October of 1994.

The cause of death of famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe is believed to be from a bladder infection after politeness kept him from excusing himself to use the bathroom during a royal banquet in October 1601, causing his bladder to rupture.He died 11 days later.

Jamie Livingston. A photographer who took a Polaroid photo everyday from March 31st 1979 until his death on his 41st birthday, October 25th 1997. His photos covered everyday life, including his engagement and marriage, and struggle with a brain tumor. His entire collection is available online

Homer Hickam, subject of the movie October Sky, gave a high school junior a scholarship to the United States Advanced Space Academy when she was expelled and arrested for an exploding science experiment because Hickam went through the same ordeal for testing rockets in his youth.

North Korean exists because Taiwan exists: China was prevented by the US 7th Fleet from invading Taiwan in June 1950, so Mao Zedong announced China would enter the Korean war with the invasion force originally intended for Taiwan, and by October this force saved North Korea from imminent defeat

Germany only paid off the last chunk of reparations imposed on it by the Allies after the First World War on 3rd October 2010.

In October of 1981, a soviet Whiskey class submarine ran aground on the south coast of Sweden. This incident became known as "Whiskey on the rocks".

The dates from 5th october 1582 to 15th october 1582 don't exist due to the change from Julian calendar to Gregorian calendar in most of Europe

All of the JFK files are scheduled to be opened by the end of October.

A Manhattan high school only three blocks away from the World Trade Center resumed classes on October 9, 2001. More than 10 years later, many grads suffer breathing problems that they believe are related to 9/11

45 years ago today, on October 29, 1969, at what can justifiably be called “The Birth of the Internet”, a UCLA computer connected for the first time via phone line to a Stanford one, sending the first host-to-host message, logging on with the two letters: "LO" at 2230 PST, before crashing.

Jehovah's Witnesses teach that Satan and his demons were cast down to earth from heaven after October 1, 1914, at which point the end times began.

In 2008 a Texas man tried to make his suicide look like a murder by tying helium balloons to the gun so it would float away and look like someone else had done it. The investigator was able to solve the case after he obtained a copy of an October 2003 episode of CSI showing a similar hoax

When the First World War began, it was compulsory for all British officers to have a moustache. Poignantly, that edict was revoked in October 1916, because the new recruits were so young that some could not rustle up more than a thin, mousey streak.

The JFK Records Act, an act that states that all government documents related to the Kennedy assassination be publicly disclosed on October 26 2017.

On October 6, 1909, Vancouver revealed its first Auto Ambulance and was taken on a test drive, when it ran over and almost instantly killed a wealthy man from Austin, Texas. Ironically, this man was the first person the ambulance picked up.

Eugene O'Neill was born on October 16, 1888 in a hotel at Times Square, he also died on November 27, 1953 in another hotel in Boston. His last words were "I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room and died in a hotel room."

Howie Hubler, a Morgan Stanley bond trader, is responsible for the biggest loss on a trade in history: $9 billion in 2007 during the housing market collapse. He was given the option to resign instead of being fired in October 2007, receiving $10 million in back pay upon his departure.

The Pony Express only lasted from April 3, 1860 to October 1861, before the telegraph made it obsolete.

Anna Politkovskaya, author of the anti-Putin book "Putin's Russia", was assassinated on October 7th (Putin's birthday)

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