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Events in History in October 2016

  • Oct 2 Colombia votes against a peace agreement with rebel group FARC in a national referendum
  • Oct 3 Yoshinori Ohsumi from Japan wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for research into autophagy
  • Oct 7 Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos wins the Nobel Peace Prize for attempts to end conflict with FARC

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Oct 7 Washington Post releases videotape of Donald Trump boasting of groping and kissing women without consent

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Oct 8 140 people are killed in an air strike during a wake in Sanaa, Yemen

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Oct 9 Second US Presidential debate: Hostile confrontation between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Washington University, St. Louis

US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Oct 10 Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to UK-born Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland for work on contract theory
  • Oct 11 South Korean firm Samsung announces it will permanently stop production of Note 7 phones after complaints devices caught fire
  • Oct 12 James Charles (17) becomes the 1st male face of make-up label CoverGirl
  • Oct 17 Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China
  • Oct 18 US White Houses says it is "confident" Russia behind recent email hacking and attempts to influence US election
  • Oct 19 Third US Presidential debate: Donald Trump notably refuses to say if he will accept the result of election during debate with Hillary Clinton at Nevada University, Las Vegas
  • Oct 22 AT&T buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion
  • Oct 24 Suicide bomb kills 61 and injures 117 at a police training academy in Quetta, Pakistan, ISIS claims responsibility
  • Oct 25 Paul Beatty becomes the 1st American to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout"
  • Oct 25 4 killed on a theme park ride at Dreamworld, in Queensland, Australia
  • Oct 30 6.6-magnitude earthquake hits central Italy - strongest in Italy for 36 years
  • Oct 30 Canada and the EU sign free trade deal after opposition by Belgium
  • Oct 31 Lebanon parliament elects Michel Aoun President after 2 1/2 years without a leader