This Day in History, October 24

1964 Zambian independence The African country gained independence from British rule with the passage of the Zambia Independence Act 1964 by the UK Parliament. 2007 China Launches Chang’e 1 It was the first spacecraft of China’s Lunar Exploration Program, which is responsible…

This Day in History, October 23

2001 Apple announces the first iPod Player The iPod is the world’s best-selling portable media player. Already 6 years after its initial launch, Apple announced that 100 million devices had been sold. The company has been criticized for its aggressive policies forcing…

On This Day in History, October 22

2008 India Launches its First Lunar Mission The unmanned space probe called Chandrayaan-1 was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation. The probe successfully landed on the Moon on November 14, 2008, making India the 5th country to land a spacecraft on…

This Day in History, October 21

2014 Oscar Pistorius Convicted for 5 Years The South African Paralympic Champion was on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. He was sentenced to a maximum of five years for culpable homicide. He was released on parole for good…

This Day in History, October 20

2011 Muammar Gaddafi is Captured The deposed leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, is captured by the National Transitional Council Forces. He was killed by the troops soon after. 1982 Luzhniki Disaster A stampede during a UEFA Cup soccer (football) match between Dutch…