- 768 Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks.
- 1000 Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America
- 1446 The Hangul alphabet is published in Korea.
- 1831 Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Head of State of modern Greece, assassinated in Nafplion.
- 2006 North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.
Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor
On October 9, 1855