UK PM Boris Johnson announces a new three-tier system for COVID-19 restrictions as cases surge.
The state of California became the first to ban fur products.
The cosmetics company CoverGirl featured their first-ever boy on the cover.
James Charles, an online influencer, was 17 at the time.
The six billionth living human being was born.
The Provisional Irish Republican Army attempted to assassinate British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Patrick Magee, a member of the IRA, planted a time-delay bomb in the hotel that was to host a Conservative Party conference. The bomb went off as planned and caused an immense amount of destruction. Five people died in the attack, but the assassination attempt failed, with Thatcher walking away uninjured.
The world’s strongest storm ever was recorded.
The so-called Typhoon Tip storm reached an unfathomable wind speed of 190 miles per hour across the Western Pacific. But what really made this the strongest storm on Earth was its Diameter of Circulation, which covered 1,380 miles, equivalent to the distance from New York City to Dallas!
Mariner IX took two photos of Mars’ north pole.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, unveiled its iconic Christ The Redeemer statue.
The statue, including the pedestal, is 124 ft (38 m) tall, and its arms are 91.8 ft (28 m) wide. It sits at the peak of Corcovado Mountain, which creates some jaw-dropping views.
President Theodore Roosevelt changed the name of the “Executive Mansion” to “The White House.”
The USS Holland (SS-1) became the first modern submarine commissioned for the United States Navy.
The Pledge of Allegiance was first recited in American schools.
A royal wedding occurred in Munich, which is considered to be the first-ever Oktoberfest event.
Nowadays, millions of people enjoy Oktoberfest gatherings each year, not just in Germany. The largest Oktoberfest event outside of Germany is in Ontario, Canada, which alone attracts 700,000 people.
Organized by the Columbian Order, the first recorded “Columbus Day” was celebrated on this day.
Christopher Columbus claimed he first saw land at present-day Bahamas.