BBC Radio 1 launched on this date in 1967.
Today is Julie Andrews’ birthday.
Mahatma Gandhi was born on this date in 1869.
Today is National Poetry Day.
Today is World Animal Day.
On this date in 1988 a hunter discovered three grey whales trapped under the ice near Alaska; the situation became a multinational effort to free the whales.
The microwave oven was patented on this date in 1945.
John Lennon was born on this day in 1940.
Today is World Mental Health Day
Eleanor Roosevelt, writer of the four basic rights, was born today in 1944.
The Battle of Hastings took place on this date in 1066.
Blue Peter was first broadcast during this week in 1958.
Today is World Food Day.
Many people celebrate the Harvest Festival in October.
Did you know that the ‘Octo’ in October means eight?
Apple Day was started on this day in 1990.
André-Jacques Garnerin completed the first recorded parachute jump on this date in 1797.
The first meeting of parliament was held on this date in 1707.
24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.
Picasso was born on this date in 1881.
On this date in 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty as a gift from the people of France.
In October 1959 people saw the dark side of the moon for the first time.
The first TV transmission happened on this date 1936.
Today is Halloween!
The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was shown for the first time on this date in 1512.