54 – Roman emperor Claudius dies under mysterious circumstances and is succeeded by Nero
1775 – The Continental Congress establishes the Continental Navy
1792 – The cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion is laid by President Washington.
1884 – The International Meridian Conference establishes the meridian of the Greenwich Observatory as the prime meridian.
1903 – The Boston Red Sox win the first modern World Series, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth game.
1962 – The cyclone remnants of Typhoon Freda still at Category 3 intensity, strikes through the Pacific Northwest, killing 46 people.
1976 – The first electron micrograph of an Ebola virus is taken at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by Dr. F. A. Murphy.
1983 – ‘Baby Bell’ company Ameritech Mobile Communications launches the first cellular network in the U.S. in Chicago.
2012 – U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Ryan Savard is killed in action in Konduz Province, Afghanistan.