TODAY IN HISTORY
Mary, Queen of Scots, went on trial in England, accused of committing treason against Queen Elizabeth I. She was beheaded in February 1587.
Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the presidency, was shot in the chest in Milwaukee. Despite the wound, he went ahead with a scheduled speech.
“Winnie-the-Pooh” by A.A. Milne was first published by Methuen & Co. of London.
Nazi Germany announced it was withdrawing from the League of Nations.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The first successful live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.
A 58-hour drama began in Midland, Texas, as 18-month-old Jessica McClure slid 22 feet down a narrow abandoned well at a private day care center; she was rescued on Oct. 16.