On this day:
1905: Russian Tsar Issues the October Manifesto in response to the Russian Revolution of 1905 leading to the creation of an elected legislative body called Duma and universal suffrage for men
1961: Biggest Bomb in History, Tsar Bomba or Big Ivan, is Detonated by The Soviet Union over the Mityushikha Bay test range
2014: Sweden Recognizes Palestine. By doing so, it became the first EU country in Western Europe to recognize the State of Palestine.
Gone on this day:
1883: Dayananda Saraswati, Indian philosopher, scholar
1987: Joseph Campbell, American author