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October 2013

1 (VIDEO) 75 Years Since German Troops Invade The Sudetenland

6 40 Years Since The Death Of F1 Driver Francois Cevert

6 (VIDEO) 40 Years Since The Start Of The Yom Kippur War

10 NY: A Night With Janis Joplin Opens In New York: A Look Back

11 50 Years Since The Death Of Edith Piaf

15 GBR: 15 Years Since Amazon Website Launched In The UK

16 90 Years Of Walt Disney Company: A Look Back

17 40 Years Since The Start Of The 1973 Oil Crisis

20 AUS: 40 Years Since The Sydney Opera House Opened

22 100 Years Since The Birth Of Robert Capa

26 GBR:150 Years Since The FA Founded: A Look Back UK Football In The Early Years

30 USA: (VIDEO) 75 Years Since Orson Welles' War Of The Worlds Broadcast

30 50 Years Of Car Manufacturer Lamborghini

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  • 83365901. A young woman in the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia, places swastika flags around a portrait of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in anticipation of the arrival of German troops, 30th September 1938. (Photo by Becke/FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  • 2667481. West Indian immigrants arrive at Victoria Station, London, after their journey from Southampton Docks. Original Publication: Picture Post - 8405 - Thirty Thousand Colour Problems - pub. 1956 (Photo by Haywood Magee/Getty Images)
  • 158461358. Francois Cevert of France drives the #4 Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 006 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 ahead of Emerson Fittipaldi during the Spanish Grand Prix on 29th April 1973 at the Montjuïc Park circuit in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Rainer W. Schlegelmilch/Getty Images)
  • 74278795. UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Janis Joplin Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
  • 53401348. FRANCE - 1950: Edith Piaf (1915-1963), French singer. (Photo by Gaston Paris/Roger Viollet/Getty Images)
  • 157458270. An employee processes a customer's order at the Marston Gate 'Fulfillment Center,' the U.K. site of Inc. in Ridgmont, U.K., on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. U.K. consumer confidence unexpectedly increased to an 18-month high in November as Britons become more optimistic about the economy and their finances, GfK NOP Ltd. said. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • 50423239. Movie studio head Walt Disney sitting in front of backdrop filled w. Disney creations including Pluto, Goofy, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Bambi, Snow White & Dopey. (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
  • 50625193. SORRY NO GAS UNTIL THE 1ST sign leaning against pump next to car at gas station during oil shortage (Photo by Jason Laure/Woodfin Camp/Woodfin Camp/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
  • 52104044. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28: Prince Charles, The Prince Of Wales And Diana, Princess Of Wales In A Car In Front Of The Sydney Opera House During An Official Tour In March 1983.police Bodyguard Graham Smith Is By The Side Of Princess Diana. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
  • 3240912. 16th November 1940: EXCLUSIVE Hungarian-born photojournalist Robert Capa (1913 - 1954) (right) talks to American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) (left) while standing at a bar at Trail Creek Cabin, Ketchum, Idaho. Hemingway objected to Capa repeatedly photographing him drinking during a 'Life' magazine story assignment. After this altercation, Capa relented and gave Hemingway the entire roll of film to be destroyed. (Photo by Lloyd Arnold/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  • 82138080. Volume 2, Page 20, Picture 10, Football 1882, Blackburn Rovers, English Cup Final team group (Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images)
  • 97298590. UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 31: New York Daily News Front page dated Oct. 31, 1938 Headline: FAKE RADIO 'WAR' STIRS TERROR THROUGH U.S. Orson Welles, after broadcast, expresses amazement at public reaction. He adapted H.G. Wells 'War of the Worlds' for radio and played principal role. Left: a machine conceived for another H.G. Wells story. Dramatic description of landing of weird 'machine from Mars' strarted last night's panic. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
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