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1806: Napoleon Bonaparte and his army are triumphantly entering Berlin.

1822: Two warships and two Fishermen's torpedoes attack the Turkish fleet in the port of Tenedos. Firefighter Konstantinos Kanaris blows up the Turkish submarine, causing huge losses to the Turks.

1829: Tsar Nicholas I sends 6.000 rifles and 12 cannons to Greece to reinforce the newly formed Greek Army, at the request of Kapodistrias.

1833:  The Court of Auditors, one of the three highest courts in Greece, is established.

1904: New York's subway opens.

1922:  Benito Mussolini's coup to seize power in Italy. Thousands of members of the Fascist Party are gathering outside the Italian capital. Liberal Prime Minister Luigi Fakta declares the city in a state of emergency. King Victor Emmanuel III does not ratify the Decree. In two days, Mussolini will be appointed governor.

1923: In Greece, the movement of Metaxas, Leonardopoulos, Gargalidis and Zira, which began on October 22 with the sending of a notice to the newspapers, in which they demanded the resignation of the government and elections with a different electoral law, ends ingloriously.

1925: The American, Fred Walter, patents the sandals of water skiing.

1927: The National Bank relinquishes its publishing privilege in favor of the newly established Bank of Greece.

1938: The chemical industry "Du Pont" announces the creation of a new synthetic yarn, which it calls nylon.

1940: A reception is being held at the Italian embassy in Athens to mark the anniversary of Mussolini's march to Rome. From there, Emanuele Grazi will leave to visit Ioannis Metaxas in Kifissia and deliver the ultimatum.

1944: The Wehrmacht occupy Banska Bystrica, thus ending the Slovak national uprising.

1951: Nikolaos Plastiras forms a government with Sophocles Venizelos as vice president and foreign minister and becomes prime minister of Greece for the third time.

1958: Archaeologists are discovering valuable archeological finds in Vravrona.

1960: The Prime Minister, Konstantinos Karamanlis, inaugurates the Kaftatzogleio Stadium in Thessaloniki. A little later, he will inaugurate the Alexandreio Melathro in the area of ​​TIF and the facilities of NE Thessaloniki.


1961: Mongolia and Mauritania become members of the UN.

1968: Petros Galaktopoulos wins the bronze medal in the Greco-Roman wrestling in the 60 kg category at the Olympic Games in Mexico.

1971: Congo is renamed Zaire and founded the "Republic of Zaire".

1979: The Prime Minister, Konstantinos Karamanlis, meets in the Vatican with Pope John Paul II.

1979: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are gaining independence from the United Kingdom.

1988: US President Ronald Reagan has decided to demolish the US embassy in Moscow after locating Soviet eavesdropping devices on the building's structure.

1991: Turkmenistan became independent from the Soviet Union.

1993: It becomes the largest census in history, with China's population estimated at 1,8 billion.

1995: A Milan court has sentenced two former Italian prime ministers, Betino Craxi and Arnaldo Forlani, to life in prison on corruption charges for financing their party.

1997:  The drachma is under strong pressure due to the global stock market crisis that started in Hong Kong. The Bank of Greece has about one billion dollars to support it.

1998: Gerhard Schroeder becomes Chancellor of Germany.

1999: Gunmen stormed the Armenian parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgan Sargisian, Parliament Speaker Garen Demirjian and six other lawmakers.

2005: The ILO is seeking back the medals of Marion Jones after she confessed to using banned substances.

2017:  Catalonia declares independence, which is not recognized by any state.


892 - Emperor Aiti of the Tang
1401 - Catherine of Valois, Queen of England
1782 - Niccolo Pagganini, Italian violinist and composer
1842 - Giovanni Giolitti, Italian politician
1858 - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
1894 - Fritz Saukel, German politician
1914 - Jan Kot, Polish political analyst, critic, playwright
1918 - Teresa Wright, American actress
1923 - Roy Lichtenstein, American painter and sculptor
1925 - Warren Christopher, American politician
1932 - Sylvia Plath, American poet
1934 - George Constantinou, Greek actor
1945 - Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazilian politician
1952 - Roberto Benini, Italian actor, screenwriter and director
1956 - Babis Tsertos, Greek singer
1958 - Simon Le Bon, English singer
1971 - Thodoris Zagorakis, Greek football player
1976 - Ariel Ibagasa, Argentine footballer
1978 - Vanessa May, British violinist
1983 - Kivanc Tatlitug, Turkish actor
1992 - Stefan El Sarawi, Italian footballer


939 - Will, King of the English
1303 - Beatrice of Castile, Queen of Portugal
1327 - Elizabeth of Burg, Queen of Scotland
1439 - Albert II of Germany, King of Hungary
1449 - Ulug Beg, Timuridis leader and astronomer
1505 - Ivan III of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow
1553 - Miguel Servetus, Spanish physician and theologian
1847 - Alessandro Deschamps, French soldier and chess player
1880 - Thrasyvoulos Zaimis, Greek politician
1968 - Lise Meitner, Austrian physicist
1968 - Filippos Manouilidis, Greek politician
1990 - Hugo Toniaci, Italian actor
2000 - Linda Barova, Czech actress
2004 - Rigas Rigopoulos, Greek professor
2005 - Dear Tsopanakis, Greek philologist and linguist
2009 - Elli Pappas, Greek journalist and writer
2010 - Nestor Kirchner, Argentine politician
2012 - Jacques DiPon, French poet
2013 - Lou Reed, American songwriter