1960 Nikita Khrushchev Nikita Khrushchev’s shoe-banging incident
occurred during the 902nd Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General
Assembly held in New York in 1960. During the session on 12 October,
Khrushchev pounded his shoe on his delegate-desk in protest at a speech
by Philippine delegate Lorenzo Sumulong.
1654 – The Delft Explosion devastates the city in the Netherlands,
killing more than 100 people. Most of the The town of Delft (the
Netherlands) was destroyed.