October 2, 1985
Actor Rock Hudson, 59, becomes the first major U.S. celebrity to die from complications of AIDS.
October 3, 1995
At the end of a sensational trial, former football star O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the brutal 1994 double murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
October 6, 1866
The Reno Gang carries out the first robbery of a moving train in the U.S., making off with more than $10,000 from an Ohio and Mississippi train in Jackson County, Indiana.