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Events in History in October 1991

  • Oct 1 Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)
  • Oct 1 New Zealand's Resource Management Act 1991 commences.
  • Oct 1 Soviet Union suspends petroleum product exports as its fuel shortages grow
  • Oct 4 Delta Center in Salt Lake City Utah
  • Oct 4 Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity
  • Oct 4 The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
  • Oct 5 Military transport plane crashes at Jakarta, 133 dies
  • Oct 5 USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal
  • Oct 5 The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.
  • Oct 7 Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics

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Oct 7 Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her

108th US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
108th US Supreme Court Justice
Clarence Thomas

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Oct 8 The Croatian Parliament cuts all remaining ties with Yugoslavia

President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman
President of Croatia
Franjo Tuđman
  • Oct 9 Bush declares "total confidence" in nominee Clarence Thomas
  • Oct 9 Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Oct 10 Ex-postal worker Joseph Harris kills 4 postal workers
  • Oct 10 Greyhound Bus ends bankruptcy

  • Oct 10 US cuts all foreign aid to Haiti
  • Oct 11 Law Professor Anita Hill testifies Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her
  • Oct 11 Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart seen soliciting a prostitute
  • Oct 12 Statler Brothers Show premieres on TNN
  • Oct 12 Professional wrestler Rip is Oliver forced to retire after being injured by Crush

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Oct 14 Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Oct 15 Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)
  • Oct 16 George Jo Hennard, 35, kills 23 & himself & wounds 20 in Texas
  • Oct 16 US Supreme Court begins to hear Joseph Doherty case
  • Oct 16 Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.
  • Oct 17 News anchor Bree Walker Lampley files an FCC complaint that LA radio KFI-AM personally attacked her by discuss her having a disformed baby
  • Oct 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 20 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die
  • Oct 20 Formal opening ceremony of Intl One Mind Zen center in Crestone, Colo
  • Oct 21 24 die in a fire in Oakland Calif

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Oct 21 Former California Governor Jerry Brown announces his run for the US Presidency

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Oct 21 US hostage Jesse Turner released from 5 years in captivity in Beirut
  • Oct 22 General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion
  • Oct 23 Clarence Thomas sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice

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Oct 23 Dr Jack Kevorkian's suicide machine assists 2 women to commit suicide

Pathologist and Right-To-Die Activist Jack Kevorkian
Pathologist and Right-To-Die Activist
Jack Kevorkian
  • Oct 30 Colombian government negotiate with M-19-guerrilla
  • Oct 30 Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain
  • Oct 31 Palestinians attend US mideast peace talks in Madrid