On the 31st October 1926 Narinder Singh Kapany, one of the pioneers of fibre optics, was born in India.
On the 30th October 1925 John Logie Baird made the world’s first television transmission of a moving image.
On the 29th October 1969 the first message was sent between two separate host computers over ARPANET the precursor to the Internet.
On the 27th October 1917 Major Alexander Lafone, Middlesex Yeomanry, won a posthumous Victoria Cross.
On the 26th October 1998 a Czech Mi-17 helicopter crashed in Bosnia in severe storms. The UK coordinated search and rescue efforts with the Czech Brigade.