Calling all history buffs! Here are some interesting historical facts that happened in October!
October 2, 1968 California’s Redwood National Park was established.
October 7, 1985 the Italian passenger ship Achille Lauro was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists. Leon Klinghoffer, an elderly Jewish wheelchair-bound American, was shot and his body thrown overboard.
October 14, 1947 the first man to break the sound barrier is U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager.
October 16, 1859 Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry was seized by abolitionist John Brown and about 20 followers. Brown was captured by U.S. Marines under the command of Col. Robert E. Lee. Brown was hanged on December 2, 1859.
October 26, 1881 the gun fight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona occurred.
October 20, 1818 the 49th parallel becomes the border between the U.S. and Canadian.