On this day:

1990 Mikhail Gorbachev is Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

2003 Shenzhou 5, China’s first human space flight mission launched

Born on this day:

1844 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher

1881 P. G. Wodehouse, English author

1931 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Indian scientist, politician, 11th President of India

Gone on this day:

1917 Mata Hari, Dutch spy