c 487 BCE- The Anshei Knesset HaGedolah [the Men of the Great Assembly] weakened the yetzer hara [evil inclination] of arayot [forbidden relationships] after three days of prayer. (Nehemiah 10:28-30)
1570- The wealthy Jewish community of Venice was sacked and impoverished.
October 23, 1927- The Israeli city of Netanyah was founded in Palestine on a plot of empty land.
October 26, 1943- Three thousand Lithuanian Jews of Kaunas were deported to the Klooga murder camp in Estonia.
October 30, 1948- Operation Hiram was successfully completed giving Israel effective control of the Galil.