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  1. The Israeli forces built the Bar Lev Line on the Suez Canal, costing $300 million and was expected to be a "graveyard for Egyptian troops", as it would take at least 24-48 hours to be breached. On 6 October 1973, armed with a few 100 water cannons, the Egyptians breached it in less than 2 hours.

  2. On October 2, 1978, Tim Allen was arrested in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport for possession of over 650 grams (1.43 lb) of cocaine. He pleaded guilty to felony drug trafficking charges and provided the names of other dealers in exchange for a sentence of three to seven years.

  3. The deadliest forest fire in history, the Peshtigo Fire of 1871, remains largely forgotten even after destroying over 1.2 million acres and 2,500 lives because on the same day, October 8th, the Great Chicago Fire happened.

  4. 32 men from the single Kenyan Kalenjin tribe ran under 2:10 in the marathon in October 2011 alone; by comparison only 17 American men had done so in all of history to that point

  5. Only 17 Americans in history have run a marathon in under 2:10:00. 32 members of the Kalenjin people accomplished that feat in October of 2011 alone.

  6. On October 2, 1925, Baird successfully transmitted the first television image.

  7. On October 2, 1925 Josephine Baker opened in La Revue Negre at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees. She was 19.

  8. The Battle of Leyte Gulf was actually four separate battles or engagements: the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea (October 24); the Battle of Surigao Strait (October 25); the Battle of Samar (October 25); and the Battle of Cape Engano (October 25-26).

  9. On 2 October 1798 Davy joined the Pneumatic Institution, which was established to study the medical powers of various gases.

  10. Although naval firepower played a role during the initial amphibious invasions of the islands and throughout the land battles, a major sea battle took place on October 26. The sea battle became known as the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, which ended in an American retreat.

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About the Great Disappointment which is the reaction that followed after Baptist preacher William Miller had wrongly proclaimed that Jesus would return to Earth on October 22th 1844. One Millerite later recalled: "I lay prostrate for 2 days without any pain – sick with disappointment"

Joseph Pulitzer died on October 29th, 1911 on his yacht n South Carolina. His will left $2 million to establish a journalism school in New York City at Columbia University.

President Ronald Reagan praised Tom Clancy's book The Hunt for Red October. He called it "the best yarn". Sales went up to 300,000 in hardcover and more than 2 million in paperback.

The Germans made it to the suburbs of Moscow by late October 1941, but bad weather and overextended supply lines stopped their advance.

The first kamikaze attack was a lone one on an Australian cruiser on October 21. The first organized kamikaze wave attack took place on October 25 during the Battle of Samar.

Adams died on October 2, 1803 at the age of eighty-one in his home of Boston, which is where he was buried.

Female lays 5 to 19 eggs usually from September to October. She curls around eggs to provide heat required for incubation. Eggs hatch after 2 to 3 months.

Raytheon filed a patent on October 8, 1945 for a microwave cooking oven, eventually named the Radarange. In 1947 the first commercially produced microwave oven was about 6 feet tall, weighed about 750 lbs, and cost between $2,000 and $3,000

On October 2, 1978, Tim Allen was arrested in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport for possession of over 650 grams (1.43 lb) of cocaine. He spent 2 years in Federal Prison.

On October 2,1960 the LAPD and Sheriff's Office ran "Operation Midnight" to move a billion dollars in cash to the new county offices, using a network of tunnels underneath downtown LA.

Metamorphosis (transformation of tadpole into adult frog) completes in 3 to 5 weeks, usually in September or October. Tadpoles sometimes hibernate before they undergo metamorphosis. Midwife toads reach sexual maturity at the age of 2 to 3 years.

The longest snake in captivity is Medusa, a reticulated python owned by Full Moon Productions Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. When measured on 12 October 2011, she was found to be 7.67 m (25 ft 2 in) long.

The high five is believed by some to have originated from LA Dodgers players Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke during a game on October 2, 1977.

The "high five" is a recent invention. The first one that is widely acknowledged as such occurred on October 2, 1977 between two members of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Google was reorganized into Alphabet Inc. on October 2, 2015 and is now the parent company of Google. Larry Page was replaced as the CEO of Google by Sundar Pichai while Larry Page has assumed the CEO position of Alphabet Inc.

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.

"The Great Chicago Fire" - October 8, 1871 , In just 90 minutes killed somewhere between 1,200 and 2,500 people.

The Tlatelolco massacre was a killing of an estimated 30 to 300 students and civilians by military and police on October 2, 1968, in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in the Tlatelolco section of Mexico City.

Someone in Chicago has been shot every 2.84 hours this year for a total of 2,349 shootings during the period of January 1, 2015 to October 6, 2015, according to crime stats published by the Chicago Tribune.

Jon Burge, a former Chicago PD detective & Commander tortured more than 200 criminal suspects between 1972-1991 in order to force confessions. He was convicted of 2 counts of obstruction of justice & 1 count of perjury & sentenced to 4.5 years. He was released from prison on October 3, 2014.

On October 2, 2016 it was revealed that the United States Department of Defense paid Bell Pottinger $540 million to create fake terrorist videos, fake news articles for Arab news channels and propaganda videos.

The movie How to Train Your Dragon 2, which hits iTunes on October 21, managed to score a rating of 92% on aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes

We have until October 21st of this year (2015) to catch up to the technology depicted in Back to the Future Part 2.

On October 2, 1978, Tim Allen was arrested in the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport for possession of over 650 grams (1.4 lb) of cocaine.

The Simpsons made a joke about John Travolta's fading career wherein he had to take a job at a bar at a theme park. The episode aired October 2 1994, 12 days before Pulp Fiction was released.

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