1499 - French King Louis XII occupies Milan
1567 - Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of Netherlands
1762 - British troops occupy Manila, Philippines
1783 - Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock
1789 - French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October.
1861 - Revolt of Russian student shuts down university of Petersburg
1889 - Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture
1908 - Austria annexes Bosnia & Herzegovina
1921 - International PEN is founded in London.
1922 - The great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul
1939 - Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain
1944 - Soviets march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia
1956 - Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine
1978 - Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person
1980 - Guyana adopts constitution
2000 - Yugoslav president Slobodan Miloševi? resigns.