1. 1777 - The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation, the precursor to the U.S. Constitution
2. 1867 - The first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City. The advent of the ticker ultimately revolutionized the stock market by making up-to-the-minute prices available to investors around the country.
3. 1889 - After a 49-year reign, Pedro II, the second and last Emperor of Brazil, is deposed in a military coup
4. 1934 - Sir Oswald Mosley and Black-Shirt fascist followers were put on Trial. They were arrested and charged of 'riotous assembly' after a fascist meeting on October 9.
5. 1940 - The German Luftwaffe bombs Coventry in a massive air raid leaving much of the city devastated
6. 1956 - Love Me Tender, Elvis Presley's first movie, opens in New York
7. 1957 - Nikita Khrushchev challenges the United States to a missile 'shooting match'
8. 1969 - In Washington, a quarter of a million protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the Vietnam War
9. 1977 - Princess Anne gives birth to a boy - the first royal baby to be born a commoner for more than 500 years
10. 1994 - Britain's first electronic newspaper, The Electronic Telegraph, is launched on the Internet
11. 2006 - Andy Warhol's painting of Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong is sold for $17.4m
Sources: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com
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