What Happened on October 1st

Historical Events

  • 331 BC Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.
  • 1814 Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of NapolĂ©on Bonaparte the previous spring.
  • 1867 Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published
  • 1908 Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)
  • 1938 Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia) following the Munich Agreement.
  • 1988 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet and thus head of state of the Soviet Union
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Did You Know?

National Geographic magazine publishes for 1st time

On October 1, 1888

Famous Weddings

  • 1791 Prince Willem Frederick (later King of Netherlands) marries his cousin princess Frederica Louise Wilhelmine of Prussia
  • 1884 Politician William Jennings Bryan (24) weds Mary sweetheart Elizabeth Baird
  • 1913 Writer and poet Vita Sackville-West (21) marries diplomat Harold Nicolson (26)
  • 1949 Television host and comedian Johnny Carson (23) weds Joan Morrill Wolcott (23) at the North Platte Episcopalian Church
  • 1984 Actress Sigourney Weaver (34) weds filmmaker Jim Simpson (28)
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