1866 – Brothers John and Simeon Reno stage the first robbery of a moving train in American history, stealing $13,000 from a train in Jackson County, Indiana.
1926 – Babe Ruth sets a World Series record with three home runs against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 4th game of the series.
1961 – Pres. John F. Kennedy advises American families to build bomb shelters to protect them from atomic fallout in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.
1981 – Anwar Sadat, the president of Egypt, is assassinated by Islamic extremists as he reviews troops on the anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.