This Week in History

October 20, 2011: The deposed leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, is captured by the National Transitional Council Forces.

October 21, 2014: South African paralympic Champion Oscar Pistorius convicted for five years. He was on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

October 22, 1779: French balloonist André-Jacques Garnerin becomes the first person to jump with a parachute over Parc Monceau in Paris.

October 23, 1957: French fashion designer Christian Dior passes away.

October 24, 1985: English professional footballer, Wayne Rooney, is born.

October 25, 1881: Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso is born.

October 26, 1984: Born with a rare congenital heart defect, Baby Fae becomes the first infant to receive an organ from another species, in this case a heart from a baboon.