Historical Events in October 2014

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Oct 1 Canadian freestyle skier and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 27

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau
  • Oct 1 41 children are killed by a suicide bombing on the Akrameh al-Makhzumi school in Homs, Syria
  • Oct 2 15 people are killed after a gun powder plant explodes in Gorni Lom, Bulgaria
  • Oct 2 Seige of Syrian town Kobani and its surrounds by ISIS prompts 130,00 people to flee the area
  • Oct 3 83 million accounts are compromised after a cyber attack on JP Morgan Chase & 9 other financial institutions
  • Oct 4 20th Rugby Championship: Australia beats New Zealand 27-19 to win
  • Oct 5 South Sydney Rabbitohs win the 2014 NRL Grand Final
  • Oct 6 John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Oct 7 Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing blue light emitting diodes
  • Oct 7 Spanish nurse diagnosed with Ebola, the first case outside west Africa
  • Oct 8 The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is awarded the $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize
  • Oct 8 Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy
  • Oct 9 Patrick Modiano wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Oct 9 Gatwick, Heathrow and JFK airports enhance screening for the Ebola virus

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Oct 10 Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi win the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai
  • Oct 12 Evo Morales is re-elected President of Bolivia
  • Oct 14 Richard Flanagan's novel "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize
  • Oct 14 World Health Organization announce Ebola virus death toll at 4,447, and the fatality rate has reached 70%

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Oct 14 Utah State University receives terrorist threats pertaining to Anita Sarkeesian's planned lecture the following day

Feminist Media Critic Anita Sarkeesian
Feminist Media Critic
Anita Sarkeesian
  • Oct 15 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 16 New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela are elected to the United Nations Security Council
  • Oct 16 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
  • Oct 19 A working human intestine is generated in a laboratory from stem cells in the United States

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Oct 20 Joko Widodo becomes President of Indonesia

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • Oct 20 Laquan McDonald (17) is shot dead by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke while jaywalking, the murder caught on video footage
  • Oct 21 Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
  • Oct 21 San Francisco Giants win game one of the 2014 World Series
  • Oct 26 Dilma Rousseff is re-elected President of Brazil
  • Oct 28 Kansas City Royals defeat the San Francisco Giants 10–0 in the 6th game to tie the 2014 World Series 3-3
  • Oct 29 San Francisco Giants win the 2014 World Series
  • Oct 29 Madison Bumgarner is named MLB 2014 World Series MVP
  • Oct 30 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks win the 2014 Japan Series

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Oct 31 Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre are inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux