On October 12, European explore Christopher Columbus lands on the island called Guanahaní, which would later be renamed San Salvador Island by its European explorers. It would mark the beginning
On October 11, 1984 Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to walk in space. She served her country during this mission one the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger
On October 10, 1950 Nora Roberts, the American author, is born. Since the 1980s, she has gone on to successfully release over 225 books and screen adaptations. Her work can
On October 9, 1986 Phantom of the Opera opens on Broadway. The musical is based on the early 20th century novel by Gaston Leroux. It is relatively short at only
October 8 occasionally falls on the second Monday of October, the traditional designated day honoring Christopher Columbus’s discovery of the European’s New World. The chain reaction of events following this
On October 7, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe is found alone and dead on a park bench in Baltimore. One of his final works, “Annabel Lee,” is published following his passing.
On October 6, 1979, Elizabeth Bishop dies. Bishop confronted death multiple times in her life. The way she viewed loss can be peered into with her poem, “One Art.” The
On October 5, 1813 Chief Tecumseh dies. Reasons for his death are conflicting. His legacy is as one of the most celebrated Indian leaders in history who promoted tribal unity.
On October 4, 1957 Russia launches Sputnik 1, marking the start of the Space Race. The event is notable enough to launch a wave of cultural works on the other
On October 3, 1226 Saint Francis of Assisi dies. One of the most popular saints in Catholic tradition, he is known for his writings such as the Canticle of Creation.