1619- Jews of Prague, having miraculously escaped annihilation during the Thirty Years War, set this as a commemorative fast day, with a festive meal in the evening.
October 19, 1888- The Jewish settlement of Gederah was attacked by its Arab neighbors.
October 30, 1917- Final British Government approval for Balfour Declaration, calling for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in historic Israel.
October 25, 1942- All Jewish men from the age of sixteen years were arrested in Norway. Two hundred and nine Jews are shipped from Oslo to Stettin to Auschwitz.