• 28 Oct - 03 Nov, 2017
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October 28, 1636: Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher learning in America, was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was named after John Harvard, a Puritan who donated his library and half of his estate. 

October 29, 2015: China announced the end of their one-child policy after 35 years.

October 30, 1990: For the first time since the Ice Age, Great Britain was connected with the European continent, via a new rail tunnel under the English Channel.

October 31, 1984: Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her bodyguards while walking in the garden of her New Delhi home.

November 01, 1993: The European Union came into existence as a result of the Maastricht Treaty.

November 02, 1930: Coronation of Ras Tafari Makonnen as Haile Selassie I, 225th Emperor of Ethiopian Solmonic Dynasty.

November 03, 1957: Soviet Russia launched the world's first inhabited space capsule, Sputnik II, which carried a dog named Laika.