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    • 05 October 1962
    • 05 October 2022
    • Release of the Beatles' first hit

    • The song “Love Me Do”, written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon and taken from the album “Please Please Me”, launched the Beatles' career. It is thanks to this song that they made the charts and radio.
    • 05 October 1972
    • 05 October 2022
    • Foundation of the French National Front (FN)

    • The National Front is an extreme-right party, which was founded by Jean-Marie Le Pen and supported by the "New Order" movement.
    • 05 October 2002
    • 05 October 2022
    • First edition of the Nuit blanche in Paris

    • Invented by the mayoral team of Bertrand Delanoë, the mayor of Paris, and designed by Jean Blaise, this first edition was marked by large crowds, long queues, and an attack on the mayor by an unstable person.
    • 08 October 1982
    • 08 October 2022
    • Solidarnosc banned in Poland

    • The Polish Parliament banned the independent union set up by Lech Walesa during the occupation of the Gdansk shipyards in 1980, triggering violent demonstrations against the Communist regime. "Solidarity" continued to exist clandestinely.
    • 11 October 1962
    • 11 October 2022
    • Opening of the Vatican II Council

    • Pope Jean XXIII opened the first session of the Vatican II Council. This meeting brought together thousands of ecclesiastics and non-Catholic experts. The Pope immediately announced an update or aggiornamento of the dogmas of the Catholic church.
    • 14 October 1947
    • 14 October 2022
    • Man breaks the sound barrier for the first time

    • US Air Force test pilot Charles Yeager officially achieved this feat in his Bell X-1 prototype rocket-powered aircraft.
    • 14 October 1952
    • 14 October 2022
    • Inauguration of the Cité Radieuse by Le Corbusier

    • After five years of work, Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse was inaugurated in Marseille. This unique concept of a 17-storey “housing unit”, with 337 flats and shops, has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2016.
    • 14 October 2022
    • The Cognac Crime Story Festival

    • This festival honours crime stories in all its forms: books, comics and films.
    • 16 October 1962
    • 16 October 2022
    • Cuba/US missile crisis

    • From 16 to 28 October 1962, the world was gripped by fear at the risk of atomic war. The crisis took its toll and marked the collective memory for a long time.
    • 16 October 2002
    • 16 October 2022
    • Inauguration of the Library of Alexandria

    • After seven years of work, the Library of Alexandria was inaugurated near the site of the ancient building. Designed by the Norwegian architectural firm, Snohetta, it was intended to accommodate nearly 8 million books.
    • 17 October 1997
    • 17 October 2022
    • Inauguration of the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao

    • The museum designed by American architect Franck Gehry is a magnificent exemple of 20th century avant-garde architecture.
    • 17 October 2022
    • Paris Motor Show

    • The number one global motor show – the Mondial de l'Automobile – is held every 2 years in Paris, at the Porte de Versailles in alternate years with the Frankfurt Motor Show.
    • 18 October 1982
    • 18 October 2022
    • Death of Pierre Mendes-France

    • Pierre Mendès France (1907-1982), who was a prisoner of war and Resistant, became France's minister of the Economy at the Liberation, and then President of the Council from June 1954 to February 1955. A member of the PSU, he backed Mitterrand during the presidential elections of 1965, 1974 and 1981.
    • 19 October 1987
    • 19 October 2022
    • "Black Monday" on the Paris stock exchange

    • The markets collapsed after news of record losses in the United States.
    • 20 October 1952
    • 20 October 2022
    • Alain Bombard takes on the Atlantic

    • Doctor and sailor Alain Bombard left for the Canary Islands aboard a dinghy named "l'Hérétique", without food or water. He arrived in Barbados two months later. He proved that it was possible to survive on only seawater and plankton.
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