October 2009 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 2 The economic crisis in Ireland is considered to be the driving force behind the largest migration of Irish people to London in 20 years, it is reported today
  • Oct 4 George Papandreou's Panhellenic Socialist Movement defeats Greece's governing New Democracy party in an electoral landslide.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 A digital version of psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung's 'Red Book' is published 48 years after his death and contains personal notes on his subconscious during the period in which he developed his principal theories

Psychiatrist Carl Jung
Carl Jung
  • Oct 9 First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program
  • Oct 10 After closed borders for nearly two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich to open their borders
  • Oct 23 The United Nations "Rotterdam Rules" convention regulating international maritime carriage of goods is ratified with its twentieth signature.
  • Oct 23 The UK markets had contracted by 0.4% in the third quarter against what was expected to be a period of growth, as a result of unexpectedly poor performance by the service sector
  • Oct 24 First International Day of Climate Action, organized with 350.org, a global campaign to address a claimed global warming crisis.
  • Oct 25 The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.
  • Oct 28 The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.
  • Oct 28 NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.

Weddings in History

  • Oct 25 Socialite Ivanka Trump (27) weds New York Observer owner Jared Kushner (28) at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey

Deaths in History

  • Oct 3 Queen Fatima, former Libyan queen (b. 1918)
  • Oct 4 Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
  • Oct 7 Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)
  • Oct 13 Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)
  • Oct 18 Nancy Spero, American feminist artist dies aged 83
  • Oct 19 Howard Unruh, American spree killer (b. 1921)
  • Oct 26 Teel Bivins, American politician (b. 1947)
  • Oct 30 Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist and ethnologist (b.1908)
  • Oct 31 Qian Xuesen, Chinese scientist (b. 1911)
  • Oct 31 Tom Wheatcroft, English businessman (b. 1922)