This Week In History
October 11 - In 1767, surveying for the Mason - Dixon line was completed, separating Maryland from Pennsylvania.
October 12 - In 2000, the Navy destroyer Cole was attacked in an al-Qaeda suicide bombing while in port in Aden, Yemen, killing 17 sailors and injuring dozens more.
October 13 - In 1903, the Boston Red Sox won the first modern World Series, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth game. It was the only best-of-nine World Series.
October 14 - In 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
October 15 - In 1815, Napoleon began his exile on the island of Saint Helena, where he would remain until his death less than 6 years later.
October 16 - In 1923, the Walt Disney Company was founded.