15th October

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2003 China launches manned space craft China becomes the third country to successfully send a manned spacecraft into earth orbit.
1999 Winston Silcott awarded damages In an out of court settlement the Metropolitan Police pay £50,0000 damages to Winston Silcott who was wrongly convicted of the murder of Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm riots.
1993 Nobel peace prize for Frederik de Klerk and Nelson Mandela Frederik de Klerk and Nelson Mandela are jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1990 Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize Mikhail Gorbachev is named as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
1971 Andy Cole is born British footballer Andy Cole is born
1964 Cole Porter dies American composer Cole Porter dies in hospital at Santa Monica, California.
1946 Herman Goring commits suicide War time German leader Herman Goring commits suicide by poison
1917 Mata Hari executed Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for treason against France.
1844 Friedrich Nietzche is born German philosopher Friedrich Nietzche is born.
1836 James Tissot is born French artist James Tissot is born
1380 Popes Pope Urban VI dies
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