Oct 1 1938
Germany annexes the Sudetenland!
Oct 1 1946
The International Military Tribunal at Nuremburg announces verdicts against its Nazi defendants: 3 acquittals, 4 prison terms between 10 and 20 years, 3 life terms, and 11 executions by hanging.
Oct 1 1971
Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida.
Oct 1 1985
Youths go on the rampage in Toxteth, Liverpool; widespread damage results. [We're still investigating exactly why this rampage occurred.]
Oct 1 1987
The Whittier Narrows earthquake hits Los Angeles, killing 7 and causing hundreds of millions in damage.
Oct 1 1993
Richard Allen Davis kidnaps Polly Klaas during a slumber party in her Petaluma, California home and later murders the 12-year-old. The horrific ordeal transforms her father, Mark Klaas, into a major media whore.