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October 4, 1992 - An El-Al Boeing 747 cargo plane crashed into an apartment building near an airport in Amsterdam, Holland. Four people aboard the plane and approximately 100 more in the apartment building lost their lives in the disaster.
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October 4, 1957: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
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October 5, 1582: Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
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Old 10-05-2016, 06:51 PM
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Post an event in history that happened on the day/month of your post. Starting Day is July 10th, so until your calendar (or another poster's calendar) turns to July 11th, you can only post events of July 10th. Once a playing poster who is actually on July 11th (their time) posts for that next day, posts about July 10th are no longer allowed until next year. And so on through the year. In other words, once a legitimate new day post is made, the game is reset for that day. Therefore, if a new day posting has already occurred but it is still the previous day for you, you must wait until midnight or later for the new day your time to post to the game. Posts should have some historical value, but defining what that exactly means will be left to the players themselves. Simple right?

So:

July 10, 1890 : Wyoming becomes the 44th state
Not as simple as me, I guess, with all that about being near midnight. Is the plan/rule that there will be only one event posted per day?
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Not as simple as me, I guess, with all that about being near midnight. Is the plan/rule that there will be only one event posted per day?
No, there can be multiple events posted on a given day, until someone posts on the next day (their time). Then, there can be no more posts on the previous day. I think.

So now I'm posting on Oct. 6 (my time). If it's still the 5th, your time, I THINK it means you're SOL until it's the 6th, your time. Right?

October 6, 1927: Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent "talkie" movie.
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Not as simple as me, I guess, with all that about being near midnight. Is the plan/rule that there will be only one event posted per day?
Nah, we threw out the rule a long time ago. Just find interesting history and post it.
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October 7, 1916: Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 2220, in the most lopsided college football game in American history.

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October 7, 1985-Four Palestinian terrorists board the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro shortly after it left Alexandria, Egypt, in order to hijack the luxury liner.
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October 9, 1776: Spanish missionaries settle in present-day San Francisco, California.
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October 10, 1780 - A powerful storm slams the islands of the West Indies, killing more than 20,000 people, on this day in 1780. Known as the Great Hurricane of 1780, it was the deadliest storm ever recorded.
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October 11, 1975: Saturday Night Live debuts on NBC.
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October 11, 1910: Teddy Roosevelt becomes the first former US president to fly in an airplane, during a visit to Saint Louis, Missouri.

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October 11, 1975: Saturday Night Live debuts on NBC.
I feel I should point out that not only is today the 41st anniversary of the first Saturday Night Live broadcast, it is also the Clintons' 41st wedding anniversary. It seems appropriate that they all got their start on the same day.

Happy Anniversary, Bill and Hillary.
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October 12, 1998: Matthew Shepard, a gay student at University of Wyoming, dies five days after he was beaten, robbed and left tied to a wooden fence post outside of Laramie, Wyoming.
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October 12, 1810: The German festival Oktoberfest is first held in Munich to celebrate the wedding of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

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October 13, 2016: Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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October 13, 54: Emperor Claudius is poisoned to death under mysterious circumstances. His 17-year-old stepson Nero succeeds him.
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October 13, 1775 - On this day, the Continental Congress authorizes construction and administration of the first American naval force—the precursor to the United States Navy.

FYI: Per Wikipedia: The schooner Hannah was the first armed American naval vessel of the American Revolution and is claimed to be the founding vessel of the United States Navy. She was a fishing schooner owned by John Glover of Marblehead, Massachusetts and was named for his daughter, Hannah Glover. The crew was drawn largely from the town of Marblehead, with much of the ships ammunition being stored in Glover's warehouse now located at Glover's Square in Marblehead before being relocated to Beverly, Massachusetts.

The schooner was hired into the service of the American Continental Army by General George Washington. Washington commissioned Nicholson Broughton to command the Hannah on 2 September 1775 and ordered the vessel to, "...cruize against such vessels as may be found . . . bound inward and outward to and from Boston, in the service of the [British] army, and to take and seize all such vessels, laden with soldiers, arms, ammunition, or provisions . . . which you shall have good reason to suspect are in such service." Hannah set sail from the harbor of Beverly, Massachusetts on 5 September 1775, but fled to the protection of the harbor of Gloucester, Massachusetts two days later under the pursuit of HMS Lively and a second British vessel. Leaving Gloucester Harbor, Hannah captured the British sloop Unity.
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October 14, 1582: Because of the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
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October 14, 1926: The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne, is first published.
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October 14, 1582: Because of the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
Carefully re-reading the OP, I realize this is not an event. So...

October 14, 1066: The Battle of Hastings - William the Conqueror's Norman forces defeat the English army and kill King Harold II, ending the 600 year Anglo-Saxon reign over England.
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October 14, 1913: Senghenydd Colliers Mine Disaster kills 439. This is still the UK's worst mining accident.
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October 16, 1793: Marie Antoinette is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution. As she ascended the stairs to the guillotine, she accidentally stepped on the executioner’s foot, saying to him “Pardon me sir, I meant not to do it.”
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October 18, 1867: The United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day.

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October 21, 1983: The metre is defined at the seventeenth General Conference on Weights and Measures as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
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October 22, 1962 - In a televised speech of extraordinary gravity, President John F. Kennedy announced that U.S. spy planes have discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba. These missile sites—under construction but nearing completion—housed medium-range missiles capable of striking a number of major cities in the United States, including Washington, D.C. Kennedy announced that he was ordering a naval “quarantine” of Cuba to prevent Soviet ships from transporting any more offensive weapons to the island and explained that the United States would not tolerate the existence of the missile sites currently in place. The president made it clear that America would not stop short of military action to end what he called a “clandestine, reckless, and provocative threat to world peace.”
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October 25, 1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade is made during the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War). 409 die.
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October 27, 1904 - At 7 p.m. the New York City subway opened for the first time to the general public, and more than 100,000 people paid a nickel each to take their first ride under Manhattan.
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