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2002 – Beltway Sniper attacks
2002 – Beltway Sniper attacks
Oct 2 all-day
On October 2nd, 2002, James Martin was shot and killed, in what would become a series of sniper shootings in Montgomery County, Maryland. The shootings would then spread to Virginia before John Allen Muhammad, and Lee Boyd Malvo were apprehended on October 24th, 2002. For more information, see Serial No. 18:...
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2001 – Operation Enduring Freedom began
2001 – Operation Enduring Freedom began
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On October 7th, 2001, U.S. and British forces initiated strikes which would start Operation Enduring Freedom. The objectives were to capture the leaders of Al-Qaeda, and to close terrorist training camps, among other objectives. For more information, see S. Hrg. 108–654: ‘Lessons Learned’ During Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation...
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October 13th – International Day for Disaster Reduction
October 13th – International Day for Disaster Reduction
Oct 13 all-day
The International Day for Disaster Reduction started in 1989 with the approval by the United Nations General Assembly. The UN General Assembly sees International Day as a way to promote a global culture of disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. Originally celebrated on the second Wednesday of October,...
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1989 – Loma Prieta Earthquake in Northern California
1989 – Loma Prieta Earthquake in Northern California
Oct 17 all-day
On October 17th, 1989 a magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred approximately 10 miles northeast of Santa Cruz, CA, resulting in 63 deaths, 3,757 injuries, and an estimated $10 billion in damage. It was the largest earthquake to occur on the San Andreas fault since the great San Francisco earthquake in April 1906....
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2012 – Hurricane Sandy formed (dissipated 10/31)
2012 – Hurricane Sandy formed (dissipated 10/31)
Oct 22 all-day
2012 - Hurricane Sandy formed (dissipated 10/31)
On October 22nd, 2012, Hurricane Sandy formed off a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea. It would end up killing at least 286 people over the span of eight countries. It is second only to Hurricane Katrina in total damages assessed. For more information, see the following resources: HSDL Featured...
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