11:30 a.m., Rep. Judy Chu, Dr. Robert Dodge, Physicians for Social Responsibility and Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and Rev. Haruyoshi Fujimoto, Hiroshima survivor and peace activist, "Are We Facing a Nuclear Disaster," First United Methodist Church, 500 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA.
62nd Pugwash Conference on Science & World Affairs, “Confronting New Nuclear Dangers,” Astana, Kazakhstan.
4:00-6:00 p.m., Robert Gallucci, Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, and Gregg Brazinsky, George Washington University, "How to Handle North Korea: A Panel Discussion," Institute for Korean Studies at George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505, 1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC, RSVP online.
International Day against Nuclear Tests (learn more).
International Atomic Energy Agency Low Enriched Uranium Bank Opening Ceremony, Palace of Independence, Astana, Kazakhstan
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC), "Symposium to Update Cooperative Threat Reduction
for the Next Ten Years and Beyond." NAS Keck Center, 500 5th St., NW, Washington. RSVP to Committee on International Security and Arms Control.
25th anniversary of the U.S. Senate ratification of the START I treaty on a 93-6 vote. The treaty reduced the number of U.S. and Russian deployed strategic nuclear weapons by 80 percent to 6,000 each.
65th anniversary of the first British nuclear test. Montebello Islands, Western Australia.
Columbus Day (federal holiday).
7:00 p.m., Geoff Wilson, Ploughshares Fund, "The Danger of 'Usable' Nuclear Weapons." Unitarian Universalist Church, 2120 North Fee Lane, Bloomington, IN.
65th anniversary of the world's first hydrogen bomb test by the United States, Ivy Mike. The test was 700 times the size of the Hiroshima bomb and vaporized the island of Elugelab, Marshall Islands.
6:00-9:00 p.m., Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Annual Dinner.
U.S. Election Day, with gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia, and mayoral elections in New York City and many cities.
Veterans Day observed (federal holiday).
President Trump attends an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting. Da Nang, Vietnam.
75th anniversary of the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. University of Chicago.
30th anniversary of the signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty by President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. Washington. The treaty eliminated nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with intermediate ranges, defined as between 300 and 3,400 miles.