This Week in History

October 6, 1981: Anwar Sadat, the third president of Egypt, gets assassinated by members of the terrorist group Takfir Wal-Hajira during a parade.

October 7, 2001: American and British troops begin air strikes against Al Qaeda and Taliban, marking the start of war in Afghanistan.

October 8, 1948: Arne Larsson, 43, becomes the recipient of the world’s first internal pacemaker.

October 9, 1967: Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat and military theorist, Che Guevara, passes away.

October 10, 1933: United Airlines Boeing 247 exploded mid-air and crashed near Chesterton, Indiana.

October 11, 1942: Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan is born.

October 12, 1968: Australian actor and producer Hugh Jackman is born.