This Week in History

October 27, 1991: Turkmenistan declares Independence from the Soviet Union.

October 28, 2007: Argentina elects its first female president.

October 29, 1863: Red Cross is founded.

October 30, 2014: Sweden becomes the first EU country in Western Europe to recognise the State of Palestine.

October 31, 1984: The first female prime minister of India, Indira Gandhi, is assassinated by two of her bodyguards.

Nov 1, 1952: First large hydrogen bomb tested by the U.S. in the Marshall Islands. 

Nov 2, 1964: Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud takes over the government of Saudi Arabia while his half-brother, King Saud is overseas for medical reasons.