On This Day | 17 October 2020

On this day: 1973 The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries or OPEC led by Arab countries declared an oil embargo on any country that supported Israel Born on this day: 1817 Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian educator, politician Gone on this day: 1849 Frédéric Chopin, Polish pianist, composer

On This Day | 16 October 2020

On this day: 1923 The Walt Disney Company is Founded by brothers Walt and Roy Disney 1945 Food and Agriculture Organization established 1986 Italian Mountaineer, Reinhold Messner becomes the first person to scale all eight-thousander peaks Born on this day: 1888 Eugene O’Neill, American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate Gone on Read more…

On This Day | 15 October 2020

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 Read more…