This Day in History: October
01: October 4, 1957: The USSR Launches Sputnik 1
See how the launch of Sputnik 1 impacted America’s role in the space race and quickly furthered our research and technology in a way nothing else has since then.
02: October 14, 1066: William Conquers England
Examine how Duke William the Bastard of Normandy led the Normans to victory, created a strong feudal government, and fortified England as a powerful and influential nation—and, in doing so, shaped the history of Europe and the world.
03: October 15, 1844: Friedrich Nietzsche Is Born
Celebrate the birth and philosophical contributions of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche as you join an esteemed professor to explore Nietzsche’s work. Nietzsche’s most famous claim that “God is dead,” has haunted Continental thinkers throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
04: October 29, 1969: International Internet Day
Join Vint Cerf, who is widely considered one of the “fathers of the internet,” to walk through the moments and events that eventually led to the development of the internet.