Britains House of Lords voted to end the automatic right of hereditary peers to sit and vote in the upper chamber of Parliament. Of over 700 hereditary peers, only 92 would remain, chosen by election
Hurricane Mitch killed more than 7,000 people in Honduras, Nicaragua, and other Central American countries.
The US prison population topped one million for the first time
Big Bang' (deregulation) of the London Stock Market
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines became independent from the UK
The first President of Pakistan, Iskander Mirza, was deposed in a bloodless coup by defence minister General Ayub Khan.
Nylon stockings were sold publicly for the first time, in a department store in Wilmington, Delaware. (A trial to see if they would be successful)
DuPont announced the invention of ‘nylon’, a synthetic yarn .
Birth of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States .
Two Quakers who came from England to escape religious persecution were executed in the Massachusetts Bay Colony for their religious beliefs
Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England