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October 13, 1986: IOC announces baseball will become a medal sport in 1992
May 2, 1927: Pulitzer prize awarded to Louis Bromfield (Early Autumn)
June 9, 1957: Anthony Eden resigns as British PM
February 12, 1986: 1st-class cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, Leeward Is vs. Guyana
October 4, 1571: Synod of Emden

Events That Made History Today - October 16

1311 - Council of Vienne (15th ecumenical council) opens
1492 - Columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas)
1502 - Storm ravages Friese coast
1551 - English Edward Seymour duke of Somerset re-arrested
1600 - Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines
View All Events That Made History on October 16 ~ Born on October 16

Events That Made History Tomorrow - October 17

532 - Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
733 - Battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden
1387 - Swells convent Windesheim initiated
1404 - Cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII
1415 - Jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office
View All Events That Made History on October 17 ~ Born on October 17

Events That Made History Yesterday - October 15

1501 - English crown prince Arthur marries Catharina of Aragon
1520 - King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall
1522 - Emperor Karel I names Hernan Cortes governor of Mexico
1581 - Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine," is staged in Paris
1582 - Many Catholic countries switch to Gregorian calendar, skip 10 days
View All Events That Made History on October 15 ~ Born on October 15

1261 - The Year That Was

July 25: Byzantium Emperor Michael VIII recaptures Constantinople
August 29: Jacques Pantaleon elected as Pope Urban IV

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