The first transcontinental telegraph message is sent from California to President Abraham Lincoln.
The Providence Grays clinch the first World Series with a 3-1 win over the New York Metropolitans at the Polo Grounds. The teams played the third game anyway the next day and the Grays completed the 3-0 sweep with a 12-2 win.
Annie Edson becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel — on her 63rd birthday.
The 40-hour work week went into effect.
The United Nations is born when the UN Charter was ratified by a majority of signatories, China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States.
A Soviet ballistic missile explodes at launchpad of Soviet’s Cosmodrome space facility killing over 100.
Yom Kippur War ends.
The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 to bring the World Series crown to Canada.
Bill Wyman – Rolling Stones
F. Murray Abraham
Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks and Raul Julia