This Week in History

October 4, 2016 GMT

Oct. 9, 1888: Washington Monument opens for public admittance.

Oct. 6, 1889: Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.

Oct. 5, 1941: First presidential address televised from White House (Harry S Truman).

Oct. 5, 1992: U.S. Air goes on strike.

Oct. 6, 1996: Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their first debate.

Oct. 7, 1997: Nobel Prize for literature awarded to Toni Morrison.

Oct. 8, 2001: U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the office of Homeland Security.

Oct. 6, 2010: Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay pitches the second no-hitter in MLB postseason history during Game 1 of the National League Division Series versus the Cincinnati Reds.