THIS WEEK

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - Relax -

OC­TO­BER 1, 1957

A vac­ci­na­tion against the Asian flu pan­demic that killed 100,000 across the world was made avail­able in the UK.

It slowed the fa­tal­ity rate, but more than 4,000 Bri­tons died.

OC­TO­BER 2, 1968

With CIA sup­port, the Mex­i­can Gov­ern­ment crushed stu­dent ri­ots that threat­ened the Mex­ico City Olympics.

A cover-up after a 90-minute gun bat­tle means no one knows how many were killed, but it’s thought 300 bod­ies were re­moved overnight in lor­ries.

OC­TO­BER 2 2002

The Belt­way Sniper At­tacks be­gan in Wash­ing­ton DC, with 10 killed and three wounded over three weeks.

Joan Allen Muham­mad, 41, and Lee Boyd Malvo,17, of­ten picked off their vic­tims while they were fill­ing their cars at petrol sta­tions.

OC­TO­BER 3, 1995

Former Amer­i­can football star O.J. Simp­son was ac­quit­ted of the mur­der of his es­tranged wife Nicole Brown Simp­son and her friend Ronald Gold­man.

De­spite over­whelm­ing foren­sic ev­i­dence and Simp­son’s lack of an alibi, his “dream team” of de­fence lawyers con­vinced ju­rors his guilt could not be proven be­yond rea­son­able doubt.

OC­TO­BER 5, 1936

The Jar­row March set off for London to protest against un­em­ploy­ment and poverty in Ty­ne­side.

Around 200 men car­ried a pe­ti­tion call­ing for the re-es­tab­lish­ment of in­dus­try in Jar­row after its ship­yard closed.

It was re­ceived by the Com­mons but not de­bated, and the men re­turned home be­liev­ing they’d failed.

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