This Date in History calender- October 26

In Foreign Affairs, health, History, Vietnam War, war on terror, World War II on October 26, 2007 by Editor Z

Courtesy:, wikipedia, History Channel

1917: A socialist Revolution that will rattle across the globe and shake the confidence of many governments especially that in the United States occurs, when the October Revolution led by the Bolsheviks and Vladamir Lenin in Russia takes place ousting the interim government and seizing the Winter palace in Petrograd.

1942: At sea and engulfed in World War II, the “Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands” takes place between the U.S naval forces and the Japanese, one U.S aircraft carrier is sunk and another is badly damaged.

1951: Boxing great Joe Louis emerges from retirement for a match with Rocky Marciano. After eight rounds in the ring, Marciano would emerge victorious over Louis.

1955: A tectonic shift in the weak and anti-communist U.S supported government of South Vietnam, when after a rigged “National” referendum, Ngo Dinh Diem deems himself Premier of South Vietnam, doing away with the weak monarchy of Emperor Boa Dai.

1967: The system of draft deferment pertaining primarily to the Vietnam War are abolished for those who fail to comply with draft laws.

1977: Small pox, a disease which ravaged people all across the globe for centuries, has its last documented case in Somalia. The vaccination against small pox is largely said to be the largest and most significant victory of a vaccination against a disease.

2001: The powers of the U.S government in detention and interrogation of suspected terrorists is greatly expanded as the USA Patriot Act is enacted into law.


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