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HISTORY: On this day October 28-November 3 2018 (week 44) infographic

On this day October 28-November 3 2018

10/17/2018
Graphic News

October 28-November 3, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the foundation of Czechoslovakia, the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, Orson Welles’ radio play “The War of the Worlds”, the pneumatic bicycle tyres, the Maastricht Treaty, the origin of cheerleading, and the recapture of Deir ez-Zo in Syria.

October 28, 1918: Czechoslovakia came into existence on the dissolution of Austria-Hungary. Tomas Masaryk became the first president of the new republic

October 29, 1923: Turkey became a republic under its first president, nationalist leader Kemal Ataturk, following the dissolution of the once powerful Ottoman Empire

October 30, 1938: Orson Welles’ radio play The War of the Worlds caused mass panic when millions of Americans mistakenly believed that Martians had invaded the Earth

October 31, 1888: Scotsman John Boyd Dunlop patented his pneumatic (inflatable) rubber bicycle tyre, conceived to give his son a smoother ride over bumpy cobbled streets

November 1, 1993: Following a number of national referendums the Maastricht Treaty came into effect, creating a new European Union and paving the way for the euro

November 2, 1898: Cheerleading originated when a student at the University of Minnesota directed the crowd to chant in support of the university football team

November 3, 2017: Government forces recaptured Deir ez-Zor, the last major Islamic State stronghold in Syria, soon after U.S.-backed militias regained the de facto IS capital of Raqqa


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