October 24, 1901
A 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
October 25, 1881
Pablo Picasso, one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, is born in Malaga, Spain.
October 27, 1904
New York City Mayor George McClellan takes the controls on the inaugural run of the city’s innovative new rapid transit system: the subway.