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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 2016.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on October 2016: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2016?


Events

  • 01 Oct 2016 Yemeni Civil War: Houthi forces launch rockets that hit and reportedly destroy HSV-2 Swift, a military vessel belonging to the United Arab Emirates Navy, off the coast of Yemen, near the strategic Red Sea port of Mokha. (Reuters), (Press TV)
  • 02 Oct 2016 Libyan Civil War (2014–present): An ISIL sniper in Sirte, Libya, shoots dead Dutch photographer and war correspondent Jeroen Oerlemans. (The Independent)
  • 03 Oct 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): The Taliban launches an offensive entering the city of Kunduz which they briefly captured last year. (Nine Entertainment Company Now)A bomb kills one person and leaves two injured in Kabul. (Sputniknews)
  • 04 Oct 2016 Sectarianism in Pakistan: An apparent sectarian attack by two motorcyclists who open fire on a bus traveling to Hazara Town, Quetta, Pakistan, kills four women from Pakistan's Shia Hazara and injures two other people. (The Daily Mail), (Dawn), (Firstpost)
  • 05 Oct 2016 Mexican tequila producer Jose Cuervo will delay its IPO until after the U.S. presidential election due to concern over potential market volatility. (Reuters)
  • 06 Oct 2016 Somali Civil War (2009–present): An al-Shabaab attack on a village near the Kenyan town of Mandera results in six deaths. (Reuters), (Capital FM Kenya)
  • 07 Oct 2016 Insurgency in Balochistan: Two bombs explode on a train near the town of Machh, Pakistan, killing at least six people with nineteen more injured. (AP via The New York Times)
  • 08 Oct 2016 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: Saudi-led coalition jets launch airstrikes on civilians at the funeral of the father of the Houthi government's Interior Minister in Sana'a, killing at least 140 people, and injuring over 500 more. One of the dead is the mayor of Sana'a, Abdul-Qader Hilal. (The Independent), (BBC), (Reuters)
  • 09 Oct 2016 Kurdish–Turkish conflict (2015–present): A suspected PKK car bomb kills at least 17 people, and injures 27 others in Turkey's southeast Hakkâri Province. (The Independent)
  • 10 Oct 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A suicide bombing kills at least 14 people, mostly police officers, in Lashkargah, Helmand Province, as Taliban insurgents advance upon the Afghan city. (The Voice of America) (Reuters)A gunman kills 14 people at a Shi'ite shrine in Kabul on a holy day. (Reuters via ABC News Australia)
  • 11 Oct 2016 A gunman, reportedly wearing an Afghan police uniform, kills at least 14 people and wounds dozens more in the Shiite Karte Sakhi shrine in Kabul on the beginning of Ashura. Police kill the attacker. (UPI), (Reuters)
  • 12 Oct 2016 Iraqi Civil War: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi rejects Turkey's claim that Turkish forces must be included in an operation to retake the militant-held city of Mosul. (The Military Times)
  • 13 Oct 2016 Yemeni Crisis (2011–present): The U.S. military launches Tomahawk cruise missiles from the USS Nitze against Houthi-controlled radar sites in Yemen following two incidents in which, according to U.S. military, missiles were fired on United States Navy vessels in the Red Sea. (Reuters), (NBC News)
  • 14 Oct 2016 Sinai insurgency: A suspected ISIL attack on a security checkpoint in North Sinai Governorate, Egypt, leaves at least 12 Egyptian military personnel and 15 terrorists dead. (Reuters), (CNN)
  • 15 Oct 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017), 2016 October Baghdad attacks: Attacks targeting a Shi'ite Muslim gathering, a police check-point, and the family of an anti-Islamic State Sunni paramilitary leader, kill at least 55 people in Iraq. (Reuters)ISIL claims responsibility as a response to take back launching of its stronghold Mosul by the Iraqi forces. (TeleSUR)
  • 16 Oct 2016 Turkey–ISIL conflict: A suicide bomber kills three police officers and wounds at least nine people in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep during a police raid on a suspected ISIL safehouse. (Reuters)
  • 17 Oct 2016 Iraqi Civil War: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announces the start of the Battle of Mosul, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, to retake ISIL-held Mosul, the self-declared caliphate's capital in Iraq. (Reuters), (Reuters²)
  • 18 Oct 2016 War in Somalia: Somali police say at least seven are dead after clashes as Somali and African Union troops pushed back al-Shabab extremists from Afgooye, a town near Mogadishu. (AP)
  • 19 Oct 2016 A natural gas explosion damages several buildings and injures eight people in downtown Portland, Oregon. (The Las Vegas Review-Journal)
  • 20 Oct 2016 Turkish military intervention in the Syrian Civil War: Turkish jets hit Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia with 26 airstrikes in three recently-captured-from-ISIL villages west of al-Bab and northeast of Aleppo. The Turkish General Staff says between 160 and 200 have been killed, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports 11 dead and dozens of people wounded. (Reuters), (USA Today)
  • 21 Oct 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): ISIL militants launch attacks on government buildings, police stations, and a power station in the city of Kirkuk, Iraqi Kurdistan, killing dozens of people. (BBC)
  • 22 Oct 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017), Battle of Mosul (2016–2017): The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant executes at least 284 people in Mosul. (CNN), (RT)
  • 23 Oct 2016 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): Saudi Arabian-led air raids on the Yemeni capital Sana'a resume after a truce ends. (The Daily Mail)
  • 24 Oct 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): ISIL recaptures the western Iraqi town of Ar-Rutbah, which it previously withdrew from in May. (Al Jazeera)
  • 25 Oct 2016 2016 Quetta police training college attack: Gunmen attack a Pakistani police training academy in the southwestern city of Quetta, leaving at least 59 people dead and 117 others injured. ISIL - Khorasan Province claims responsibility for the attack. (Reuters), (AP via Yahoo!), (Al Jazeera Media Network) (BBC), (Dawn), (CNN)
  • 26 Oct 2016 Somali Civil War (2009–present): A militant group affiliated with ISIL seizes the coastal town of Qandala in the autonomous Puntland region. (Reuters)
  • 27 Oct 2016 Japan's Prince Mikasa, the oldest member of the Imperial Family, dies at the age of 100. (Reuters)
  • 28 Oct 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): Battle of Mosul (2016–2017): The UN reports 232 civilians have been murdered in and near Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (CNN) (NBC News)
  • 29 Oct 2016 Sectarianism in Pakistan: Five people are killed and several other civilians injured as armed terrorists, targeting Shia Muslims, open fire on participants of a Majlis at a home in the Nazimabad district of Karachi, Pakistan. (Samaa TV) (The Express Tribune)
  • 30 Oct 2016 Sinai insurgency: A military operation in North Sinai Governorate left 4 soldiers and 6 insurgents dead. (Al-Ahram)
  • 31 Oct 2016 Police kill eight Students Islamic Movement of India members after their prison escape in Bhopal, India. (Reuters)
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Closer
  2. - Heathens
  3. - Starboy
  4. - Cold Water
  5. - Cheap Thrills

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Prestige

The Prestige

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Country: United States of America

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Country: United States of America

Persona

Persona

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Country: United States of America

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 2016?
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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans

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The years-long New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (O, The Oprah Magazine).After

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow by Gina Homolka, Heather K. Jones

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow

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80+ Under 30 Minute Dishes and 60 Slow Cooker RecipesThe easiest, tastiest, most convenient healthy recipes—ever!With Skinnytaste Fast and Slow, you can get a nutritious, flavor-packed, figure-friendly meal—complete with a flourless chocolate brownie made in a slow cooker—on the table …

The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

The Kept Woman

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Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future.Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them.With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are brought in on …

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult.SOON

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. Don't miss Paula Hawkins' new novel, Into the Water, coming May 2017. The