October- This month that year!

Foundation of the United Nations

October 24, 1945 The United Nations officially comes into existence on 24 October 1945. In this year, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organisation to draw up the United Nations Charter.

 

 

SHOE-BANGING

October 12, 1960 Nikita Khrushchev’s shoe-banging incident occurred during the 902nd Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly held in New York in 1960. During the session on 12 October, Khrushchev pounded his shoe on his delegate-desk in protest at a speech by Philippine delegate Lorenzo Sumulong.

 

 

A NEW RAIL TUNNEL

October 30, 1990 For the first time since the Ice Age, Great Britain was connected with the European continent, via a new rail tunnel under the English Channel.

 

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