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"Suspiria" is released in the US

Suspiria is an Italian-American supernatural horror film. It held its world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival. It is scheduled for a limited release in Los Angeles and New York. Limited screenings beginning on Halloween night are scheduled for various U.S. cities. The movie will open wide in the US in November.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is released

Red Dead Redemption 2 is Western-themed action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games. The game is a prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption, and will be the third entry in the Red Dead series. Set in 1899, it follows the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Dutch Van der Linde gang.

"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" is released on Netflix

The series was created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is being developed for Netflix by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions. Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater, and Lee Toland Krieger serve as executive producers on the series. The series is centered on the Archie Comics character Sabrina Spellman, portrayed by Kiernan Shipka.

Tesla introduces its all-electric semi truck

The Tesla Semi is an all-electric semi truck. A semi truck is the combination of a tractor unit and one or more semi-trailers to carry freight. The heavy truck program is led by Jerome Guillen, the President of Vehicle Programs, as he already has experience with being in charge of the Freightliner Cascadia semi truck.

Apple announces year-on-year decline in revenues

Since 2001, it was the 1st time Apple's annual sales or profits declined. The fall in sales was mostly caused by decreased sales of the iPhone, which is Apple's most important product and accounts for two-thirds of all sales.

Killer sausages

World Health Organization classified processed meat as carcinogenic. According to WHO there is enough evidence that its consumption causes colorectal cancer. Eating 50 grams of processed meat daily increases the risk of developing by 20 percent. Later study revealed that processed meat can also cause stomach cancer.

"Spectre" is released in the UK

Spectre had its world premiere in London at the Royal Albert Hall, the same day as its general release in the UK and Ireland. Following the announcement of the start of filming, Paramount Pictures brought forward the release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation to avoid competing with Spectre.

"The Last Ship" opens on Broadway

The Last Ship is an original musical with music and lyrics by Sting and a book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey. Inspired by Sting's own childhood experiences and the shipbuilding industry in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, the musical premiered on Broadway, at the Neil Simon Theatre.

"Skyfall" premieres in London

The premiere of Skyfall was at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The event was attended by Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Skyfall was the first Bond film to be screened in IMAX venues and was released into IMAX cinemas in North America a day earlier than the conventional cinema release.

"Cloud Atlas" is released in the US

The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, where it received a 10-minute standing ovation. Warner Bros distributed the film in the US & Canada and the United Kingdom, and Focus Features International handled sales and distribution for other territories. The movie was released in the cinemas of China with 39 minutes of cuts.

The Sims 3: Late Night is released

The game expansion was released in North America. This expansion pack also introduces a brand new city neighborhood named 'Bridgeport', based on the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles, which is divided into an urban/downtown area, a less dense uptown area, and a hilly, affluent suburb.

"What's My Name?" is released by Rihanna

"What's My Name?" was released as the second single from Loud; it was sent to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio in the United States. The single was made available for digital download via the iTunes Store. A CD single featuring the song and a remix of it was released in Germany.


Paul dies

Paul the Octopus was a common octopus used to predict the results of association football matches. Accurate predictions in the 2010 World Cup brought him worldwide attention as an animal oracle. Paul was last checked by staff on 25 October 2010, and was in good health, but the following morning he was found dead. He was aged two-and-a-half.

The Witcher is released

CD Projekt Red announced an enhanced version of the game. The significant changes featured in the enhanced version are over 200 new animations, additional NPC models and recoloring of generic NPC models as well as monsters, vastly expanded and corrected dialogues in translated versions, improved stability, redesigned inventory system and load times reduced by roughly 80%.

GTA: San Andreas is released

Upon its release, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was met with critical acclaim. It received an average review score of 93%, according to Metacritic, tying for the fifth-highest ranked game in PlayStation 2 history. IGN rated the game a 9.9/10, calling it "the defining piece of software" for the PlayStation 2.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is released

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is a construction and management simulation video game. It is the 3rd installment in the RollerCoaster Tycoon series. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 places players in charge of managing amusement parks; rides can be built or demolished, terrain and scenery can be adjusted, and prices can be controlled to keep visitors or "peeps" happy. The game received mostly positive reviews.

Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia is opened

Federation Square is a mixed-use development in the inner city of Melbourne, covering an area of 3.2 ha. Facilities such as The Edge theater or National Gallery of Victoria are located there. In 2009, Federation Square was awarded by Virtual Tourist as the World's Fifth-Ugliest Building.

George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act as a reaction to 9/11

Patriot Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush. The passing was rushed as Americans had severe security concerns after the 9/11 attack. The law strengthened security controls to intercept and obstruct terrorism.


NY Yankees win their third straight World Series

The Yankees defeated the Mets four games to one and won their 3rd consecutive championship and 26th overall. This was the last World Series the Yankees had won for nine years. It was broadcast by Fox and accompanied by Joe Buck, Bob Brently and Tim McCarver as color commentators.

Opening night of "The Full Monty"

The Full Monty is a musical with a book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazbek. The production opened on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre and closed after 770 performances and 35 previews. The musical was directed by Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, with musical direction by Ted Sperling.

Hurricane Mitch kills at least 19,000 people

Hurricane Mitch formed in the western Caribbean Sea and firstly hit Honduras as a minimal hurricane, then it drifted through Central America and ultimately hurt Florida as a strong tropical storm. The damage it caused was extreme, with losses estimated over $6 billion and leaving almost 3 million people homeless.

Michael Jackson patented The Smooth Criminal shoes

To accomplish this maneuver in live shows, a hitching mechanism which Jackson co-patented was built into the floor of the stage and the performers' shoes, thereby allowing performers to lean without needing to keep their centers of mass directly over their feet. The system consists of pegs that rise from the stage at the appropriate moment and special shoes with ankle supports.

Legendary Rock concert promoter Bill Graham is killed

Graham was killed in a helicopter crash west of Vallejo, California, while returning home from a Huey Lewis and the News concert at the Concord Pavilion. Graham had attended the event to discuss promoting a benefit concert for the victims of the 1991 Oakland hills firestorm. Flying in severe weather, with rain and gusty winds, the aircraft flew off course and too low over the tidal marshland north of San Pablo Bay.

Whitney Houston goes to #1 with 'Saving All My Love For You'

Released in 1985, Whitney's version of "Saving All My Love for You" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 53, jumping to number 39 the following week, and reaching the Top 10 five weeks later. The single reached the number-one spot and would become the 1st of 7 record-setting consecutive number-one singles in the US for Houston; a record that still holds.

The movie "The Terminator" is first released

On its opening week, The Terminator played at 1,005 theaters and grossed $4.0 million making it number one in the box office. The film remained at number one in its second week. It lost its number one spot in the third week to Oh, God! You Devil. Cameron noted that The Terminator was a hit "relative to its market, which is between the summer and the Christmas blockbusters.

Australian singer Guy Sebastian is born

Guy Sebastian is a Malaysian-born Australian singer-songwriter born in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. He was the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003, and has been a judge on Australia's The X Factor. As a child Sebastian took violin lessons, he would later learn to play guitar, drums and piano, although he has had no formal training.

Humanity : smallpox, 1 : 0

Physicians in Merca district, Somalia, treated last known case of smallpox. The disease is officially considered eradicated from this date. People acquired smallpox form some other mammal around seventy thousand years before present. First smallpox vaccine was invented in 1796 by English physician Edward Jenner.

Aircraft designer dies

Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft. It has two major and overlapping branches: Aeronautical engineering and Astronautical Engineering. Avionics engineering is similar, but deals with the electronics side of aerospace engineering.

Country singer Keith Urban is born

Keith Lionel Urban is a New Zealand country music singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album and charted 4 singles in Australia before moving to the US the following year. He found work as a session guitarist before starting a band known as The Ranch, which recorded one studio album on Capitol Nashville and charted 2 singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

South Vietnam declares itself the Republic of Vietnam

The Republic of Vietnam was proclaimed with Ngô Đình Diệm as its first president. Its sovereignty was recognized by the United States and eighty-seven other nations.

Hillary Clinton is born

Hillary Clinton, throughout her political career, was the First Lady of the U.S., U.S. Senator from New York, U.S. Secretary of State and the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the U.S. She graduated from Wellesley College and later earned a J.D. from Yale. In 1975, Hillary married Bill Clinton.

American gospel singer Mahalia Jackson is born

Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". She became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist. She was described by entertainer Harry Belafonte as "the single most powerful black woman in the United States".

Social class researcher is born

American sociologist W. Lloyd Warner was born. He was interested in the structure of social classes. He invented a six-fold classification. He divided a society into three classes: upper, middle and lower. Each of these classes had upper and lower sections. The upper-upper class meant most wealthy families.

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