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  1. When the Gregorian calendar was implemented in 1582, Thursday 4 October was followed by Friday 15 October, to adjust to the new calendar.

  2. On October 9, 2012, Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban on a bus after taking an exam. She was only 15.

  3. Gray catbird migrates to the south at the beginning of September or October. Gray catbirds usually travel in flocks of 10 to 15 birds during the night.

  4. Johnson was elected to serve as Tennessee's governor from October 15, 1853 to November 3, 1857 and served as military governor of the state during the Civil War.

  5. At the time of surrender of the British forces on October 17th, 1777, the American forces were more than 15,000 strong.

  6. The United States codenamed its intervention in Lebanon Operation Blue Bat. Troops were sent in on July 15, 1958 and all were withdrawn by October 25.

  7. Appomattox Court House was added to the National Registry of Historic Places on October 15, 1966 and became a National Historical Park on June 26, 1989.

  8. The Nayirah testimony, a false testimony given before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990 by a 15-year-old girl who provided only her first name, Nayirah. Her testimony has come to be regarded as a classic example of modern atrocity propaganda.

  9. The Great Storm of 1987 that hit Europe the night of 15-16 October is believed to have contributed to the global stock market crash known as Black Monday

  10. The first use of Google as a transitive verb was on TV was in the "Help" episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (October 15, 2002), when Willow asked Buffy, "Have you googled her yet?"

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The first known Sicilian mafia incident in America took place in New Orleans on October 15, 1890, when a police superintendent was killed.

Fort Sumter was added to the United States Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966

Nicholas White, who, on October 15, 1999, was stuck in an elevator in the McGraw-Hill building in New York City for 41 hours

In 1582 countries that adopted the Gregorian calendar skipped 10 days (Thursday, October 4 was followed by Friday, October 15)

In 1582 the calendar went from October 4 to October 15, skipping the days in between

The NES was 15 years old when the PS2 was released. And the PS2 was 15 years old last October.

The first record for push-ups was documented by Guinness World Records: 6,006 non-stop push-ups by Charles Linster in 1965, October 5. The record for the most push-ups non-stop was 10,507, set by Minoru Yoshida of Japan in October 1980. *proceeds to merely making 15 pushups*

On October 4 of the Julian Calendar (Thursday), 1582, Italy, Poland, and the Iberian Peninsula made the next day Friday, October 15 of the Gregorian Calender, skipping over 10 days. Other countries followed the transition at various later dates.

The film Phone Booth was originally due to be released on November 15, 2002. However, in October, 2002, the Beltway sniper attacks occurred in the Washington, DC area and due to its striking similarity to the film plot the movie was delayed & later released in theaters on April 2, 2003.

In 2006, John Daly revealed that he claims to have lost between US$50 and $60 million over the past 15 years gambling. This includes losing $1.5 million in October 2005, most of it lost on a $5,000 Las Vegas slot machine at Wynn Casino.

Tolkien wrote an abandoned novel called The Notion Club Papers in 1945, set in the 1980's. In the novel, in 1987, Tolkien mentions a great storm occurring. On October 15, 1987 an extratropical Typhoon struck the UK, and is know today as The Great Storm of 1987

After entering an express elevator at approximately 11:00 p.m. on October 15, 1999, Nicholas White, became trapped after a brief power dip caused the elevator to stop between the 13th and 14th floors. White was not rescued until nearly 41 hours later.

The wave was created by "Krazy" George Henderson on October 15, 1981 at the televised A's/Yankees playoff game in Oakland.

A man named Sylvester Magee claimed to be the last living former American slave. He said he was born on May 29, 1841, and ran away from a plantation in Mississippi in 1863 to fight for the Union Army. If true, he would have be 130 years old at the time of his death on October 15, 1971.

According to Charles Arthur, author of Digital Wars, the first reference to Google as a verb took place on October 15, 2002 during an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The character Willow (played by Alyson Hannigan) asks the following in reference to a girl, “Have you Googled her yet?”

In 1993, a 15-year-old Emmanuel Macron met his future wife, Brigitte Macron (40), she was a teacher and he was a student and a classmate of her daughter Laurence. She divorced her husband in January 2006 and married Macron in October 2007.

The Nayirah testimony, a false testimony given before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990 by a 15-year-old girl who provided only her first name, Nayirah. Her testimony has come to be regarded as a classic example of modern atrocity propaganda.

The first thermonuclear test took place at 7:15 pm GMT on October 31, 1952 but halfway around the world and 12 hours later local time. Halloween. If that isn't spooky, I don't know what is.

The largest News Paper to ever be printed for one day was the New York Times. It was a Sunday, October 17, 1965. The paper had a total of 15 sections including a total of 946 pages and weighted a whopping 7 1/2 lbs or 3.40 kg.

About the “Oh-My-God” particle, which, on the night of October 15, 1991, streaked across the Utah sky traveling at 99.99999999999999999999951% the speed of light with 320 exa-electron volts (EeV) of energy

A politician took 36 hours to read a speech. The "Nutuk" was delivered by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk from 15 to 20 October 1927, covering events after the Turkish War of Independence in 1919.

On October 4 of the Julian Calendar (Thursday), Italy, Poland, and the Iberian Peninsula made the next day Friday, October 15 of the Gregorian Calender, skipping over 10 days. Other countries followed the transition at various later dates.

15 years ago, October 2001, The Bin Laden Family Liquidated holdings with Carlyle Group out of the criticism and speculation that the family might profit from increased military spending from America's war on terrorism after the 9/11 attacks.

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Stephanie Lopez the mother who abused and murdered her 5 month old child will be paroled in October 2016. That is less than 15 years for her part in the abuse and death of her child. (Warning:Graphic photos)

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