Three years worth of rain (14 inches or 300 mm) falls in 12 hours in city of Al Khaburah, Oman, in the wake of tropical cyclone Shaheen.
Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for discovering receptors for temperature and touch.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May was “pink-slipped” during her speech at the Conservative National Conference.
Officially it was a P45 Termination of Employment paper.
Dark Souls, the second Souls game after Demon’s Souls, was released for PS3 and Xbox 360 in North America.
It wasn’t quite a sequel to Demon’s Souls, but it’s close enough for them to be considered within the same series. Dark Souls was an incredibly well-received game with just one catch: players thought it was way too difficult!
Julian Assange launched WikiLeaks.com.
WikiLeaks is a website that archives documents, often of a sensitive, governmental nature.
143 people were killed in a Siberian Airlines plane crash that was shot down by Ukrainian Missiles over the Black Sea.
The second largest cash robbery in US history was committed.
In Charlotte, North Carolina, the Loomis, Fargo & Co vaults were robbed of $17.3 million! Twenty-four people were convicted for the theft, and 88% of the money was recovered.
John Lennon’s album “Walls and Bridges” was released in the US.
Pope John Paul IV visited New York, becoming the first Pope to visit the Western Hemisphere.
Sputnik 1 became Earth’s first artificial satellite to go into orbit.
Gutzon Borglum began sculpting Mount Rushmore.
The musical “Sometime” put on its first performance at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway, New York City, US.
The Orient Express started its first journey from Paris to Istanbul.
The original journey stopped in Germany, Austria, Romania, Serbia, and Bulgaria.
The pocket watch patent was awarded to Dutch mathematician and scientist Christiaan Huygens.
Huygens also patented the first pendulum clock in 1656.
Pope Gregory XIII introduced the concept of the Gregorian Calendar to Europe.
Some European countries didn’t adopt the calendar until October 15 due to a delay in communication.
The first complete English Bible translation was published.
William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale completed the Matthew Bible.