October, 2010 – WikiLeaks made the headlines

On this day in 2010, WikiLeaks, a website founded by Julian Assange that functioned as a clearinghouse for classified or otherwise privileged information, released thousands of U.S. documents relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

October, 1998 - Britney Spears released Baby One More Time

American singer Britney Spears released the single …Baby One More Time, which, accompanied by a Lolita-like music video, became a huge hit and helped make her a pop star.

October, 1945 - United Nations established

The charter for the United Nations – the world's premier international organization, established at the end of World War II to maintain world peace and friendly relations among nations – entered into force this day in 1945.

October, 1415 – English triumph at Agincourt

On this day in 1415, the English army, led by Henry V, scored a decisive victory over the French at the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War, paving the way for further English conquests and successes.

October, 1979 - Park Chung Hee assassinated

On this day in 1979, South Korean President Park Chung Hee was assassinated by his lifelong friend Kim Jae Kyu, head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, who was sentenced to death for his actions..

October, 1978 - Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin awarded Nobel Peace Prize

On this day in 1978, Anwar Sadat of Egypt and Menachem Begin of Israel were awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for negotiations that resulted first in the Camp David Accords, then in a peace treaty between their countries.

October, 1886- Statue of Liberty dedicated

On this day in 1886 U.S. President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty—a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States—on Bedloe's (later Liberty) Island in Upper New York Bay.