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  • Croatia
    Thursday Oct 3, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Blockade of the main ports of Croatia

    Croatia
    Thursday Oct 3, 1991

    On October 3, the Yugoslav Navy renewed its blockade of the main ports of Croatia.




  • Croatia
    Saturday Oct 5, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    A Speech against "Greater Serbian imperialism"

    Croatia
    Saturday Oct 5, 1991

    On October 5, President Tuđman made a speech in which he called upon the whole population to mobilize and defend against "Greater Serbian imperialism" pursued by the Serb-led JNA, Serbian paramilitary formations, and rebel Serb forces.




  • Zagreb, Croatia
    Monday Oct 7, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Bombing of Banski dvori

    Zagreb, Croatia
    Monday Oct 7, 1991

    On 7 October, the Yugoslav air force attacked the main government building in Zagreb, an incident referred to as the bombing of Banski dvori.




  • Croatia
    Tuesday Oct 8, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Independence day of Croatia

    Croatia
    Tuesday Oct 8, 1991

    The next day, as a previously agreed three-month moratorium on implementation of the declaration of independence expired, the Croatian Parliament severed all remaining ties with Yugoslavia. 8 October is now celebrated as Independence Day in Croatia.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Oct 12, 1991

    Steven Spielberg

    2nd Marriage

    U.S.
    Saturday Oct 12, 1991

    Spielberg subsequently developed a relationship with actress Kate Capshaw, whom he met when he cast her in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. They married on October 12, 1991.




  • Croatia
    Tuesday Oct 15, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    The Dubrovnik Republic

    Croatia
    Tuesday Oct 15, 1991

    On 15 October after the capture of Cavtat by the JNA, local Serbs led by Aco Apolonio proclaimed the Dubrovnik Republic.




  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Oct 15, 1991

    Bosnian War

    Memorandum on the Sovereignty of Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Oct 15, 1991

    On 15 October 1991, the parliament of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo passed a "Memorandum on the Sovereignty of Bosnia-Herzegovina" by a simple majority.


  • Killeen, Texas, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 16, 1991

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Luby's Shooting

    Killeen, Texas, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 16, 1991

    The Luby's shooting, also known as the Luby's massacre, was a mass shooting that took place on October 16, 1991, at a Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas. The perpetrator, George Hennard, drove his pickup truck through the front window of the restaurant. He quickly shot and killed 23 people, and wounded 27 others. He had a brief shootout with police, refused their orders to surrender, and fatally shot himself.


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 21, 1991

    Apple Inc.

    First three PowerBooks

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 21, 1991

    In October 1991 Apple released the first three PowerBooks: the low-end PowerBook 100, the more powerful PowerBook 140, and the high end PowerBook 170, the only one with an active matrix display.


  • Serbia
    Thursday Oct 24, 1991

    Bosnian War

    The Serb people wished to remain in Yugoslavia

    Serbia
    Thursday Oct 24, 1991

    The Serb political representatives proclaimed the Assembly of the Serb People of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 24 October 1991, declaring that the Serb people wished to remain in Yugoslavia.


  • Paris, France
    Sunday Oct 27, 1991

    Eiffel Tower

    Thierry Devaux performed a series of acrobatic figures while bungee jumping from the second floor of the tower

    Paris, France
    Sunday Oct 27, 1991

    On 27 October 1991, Thierry Devaux, along with mountain guide Hervé Calvayrac, performed a series of acrobatic figures while bungee jumping from the second floor of the tower. Facing the Champ de Mars, Devaux used an electric winch between figures to go back up to the second floor. When firemen arrived, he stopped after the sixth jump.


  • Croatia and Slovenia
    Tuesday Oct 29, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Operation Orkan 91

    Croatia and Slovenia
    Tuesday Oct 29, 1991

    Croatian forces made further advances in the second half of December, including Operation Orkan 91 which was a military offensive undertaken by the Croatian Army (Hrvatska vojska – HV) against the Yugoslav People's Army (Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija – JNA) and SAO Western Slavonia Territorial Defense Forces in the Sava River valley, in the region of Western Slavonia during the Croatian War of Independence. The operation began on 29 October 1991 and ended on 3 January 1992 when a nationwide ceasefire was signed to implement the Vance plan. The offensive was aimed at recapturing the region, in conjunction with two other HV offensives launched against SAO Western Slavonia in the north of the region within days.


  • Croatia and Slovenia
    Thursday Oct 31, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    Operation Otkos 10

    Croatia and Slovenia
    Thursday Oct 31, 1991

    Operation Otkos 10 (31 October to 4 November) resulted in Croatia recapturing an area between the Bilogora and Papuk mountains.


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