Name that Year - October Dates Quiz

October Dates QuizEvents that happened in October- Quiz

Will and Guy have a surprise - there are no jokes on this page, just a challenge to you; can you name that year?

All these 34 events happened in October -
But in which year?

The values in brackets is the leeway that I give you.
For example:  The Russo (Russian) - Japanese War starts. (10 years) 
Exact answer: 1904, leeway 1894-1914.

  1. Arabs, lead by Lawrence of Arabia, capture Damascus. (15 Years)When was Gandhi born?
  2. Germany annexes the Sudetenland. (10 Years)
  3. Mahatma Gandhi is born. (20 Years)
  4. Iraq becomes independent from Britain. (20 Years)
  5. The Orient Express leaves Paris on its first journey (20 Years)
  6. Portugal declares itself a republic. (100 Years)
  7. Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina. (25 Years)
  8. Bill Sianis and his pet Billy-goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during the World Baseball Series. Thus the 'Curse of the Billy Goat' was born. Since then the Chicago Cubs have never reached the finals of the World Series. (20 Years)
  9. Arnold Schwarzenegger voted Governor of California (3 Years)1967 Che Guevara is executed in Bolivia
  10. Captain Cook discovers New Zealand. (100 Years)
  11. Che Guevara is executed in Bolivia (20 Years)
  12. London Bridge sold, dismantled and re-built in Arizona.
    Note London Bridge, not Tower Bridge (20 Years)
  13. William of Normandy defeats Harold II of England (2 Years)
  14. Over 100 Knights Templar are arrested in France. They are tortured by 'Phillip the Fair' and admit heresy. (100 Years)
  15. 439 miners killed in the Senghenydd colliery in Wales. This was the United Kingdom's worst coal mining disaster. (25 Years)
  16. Charles Macintosh sells his first raincoat in Scotland. (50 Years)
  17. Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar. Widely adopted in Catholic countries, but not UK.  (50 Years)
  18. 'Cardiff Giant' hoax unveiled in Cardiff New York. (50 Years)
  19. Marie Antoinette is guillotined during the French Revolution. (50 Years)
  20. The first Open Golf Championship held in Prestwick Scotland. (30 Years)
  21. Alaska day commemorating the purchase of Alaska from Russia. (50 Years)
  22. Italy takes possession of Tripoli from the Ottoman Empire. (20 Years)
  23. Jackie Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis. (10 Years)
  24. John Paul Getty III's ear is cut off by his kidnappers (20 Years)
  25. Dr Crippen convicted of murdering his wife (20 Years)
  26. Walpole declares war on Spain. This is know as the War of Jenkins Ear. (50 Years)Charge of the Light Brigade - Battle of Balaclava.
  27. French Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated by King Louis IX. (100 Years)
  28. Charge of the Light Brigade - Battle of Balaclava. (20 Years)
  29. Gunfight at the OK Corral (20 Years)
  30. Mrs Wallace Simpson files for divorce This opened the way to her marrying King Edward VIII. (10 Years)
  31. Benito Mussolini marches on Rome and takes over government (20 Years)
  32. International Red Cross formed. (50 Years)
  33. 'The Rumble in the Jungle' Mohammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in Kinshasa Zaire. (10 Years)
  34. Battle of Battle of Beersheba - Last cavalry charge in history (20 Years).

Bonus Question:  Which date in October is Halloween?

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