October 5, 1813
Known for his powerful speeches, Shawnee Chief Tecumseh is killed while trying to preserve tribal lands during the War of 1812.
October 11, 1884
Eleanor Roosevelt is born. She goes on to become First Lady of the United States, traveling extensively and fighting to improve the lives of people all over the world.
October 16, 1859
Abolitionist John Brown and 20 followers seize the arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Brown is captured and hanged for treason, murder, and inciting rebellion.
October 22, 1962
The presence of Russian missiles in Cuba sparks the Cuban Missile Crisis, the closest the Cold War ever comes to full-blown nuclear war.
October 29, 1929
After a week of panicked sell-offs, the stock market crashes and sets off the Great Depression.
October 31, 1941
Mount Rushmore is completed. The monument is meant to tell the story of the birth, growth, and preservation of the United States.
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