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Oc­to­ber events that changed the world

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OC­TO­BER AD 732 FOR­EIGN EVA­SION

The at­tempted Mus­lim con­quest of France by the Umayyads of Al-An­dalus (Spain) is halted by Frank­ish mil­i­tary leader Charles Mar­tel.

12 OC­TO­BER 1810 THE FIRST OKTOBERFEST

When King Lud­wig I gets mar­ried, the cit­i­zens of Mu­nich are in­vited to join the cel­e­bra­tions, be­com­ing the first ever Oktoberfest.

10 OC­TO­BER 1903 WOMEN CHANGE THE WORLD

Em­me­line Pankhurst cre­ates the Women’s So­cial and Po­lit­i­cal Union from her home in Manch­ester, along with five other women.

21 OC­TO­BER 1905 DEATH OF NEL­SON

Vice-Ad­mi­ral Nel­son is mor­tally wounded at the Bat­tle of Trafalgar, af­ter be­ing shot in the shoul­der by a mus­ket.

17 OC­TO­BER 1912 BALKAN WARS

Bul­garia, Greece and Ser­bia de­clare war on the Ot­toman Em­pire, mark­ing the start of the First Balkan War.

1 OC­TO­BER 1949 THE PEO­PLE’S REPUB­LIC

Mao Ze­dong founds the com­mu­nist Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of China on the Chi­nese main­land, af­ter a bloody civil war with Tai­wan.

12 OC­TO­BER 1984 BRIGHTON HO­TEL BOMB­ING

Aim­ing to as­sas­si­nate Mar­garet Thatcher and her cab­i­net, the IRA bomb the Grand Brighton Ho­tel. It kills five peo­ple, in­clud­ing an MP, but does not in­jure the Prime Min­is­ter.

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