Historical Events in October 1923

  • Oct 2 British occuping army leaves Constantinople
  • Oct 2 Harry Heilmann goes 2-for-2, sit out rest of season, except for a pinch single on final day, hitting .403
  • Oct 3 Germany's Stresemann resigns
  • Oct 4 Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns decision

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Oct 5 Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble
  • Oct 6 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)
  • Oct 6 2nd government of Stresemann in Germany forms
  • Oct 6 US Lt Al Williams fly 392.2 KPH (record)
  • Oct 6 USSR adopts experimental calendar
  • Oct 7 Yankees Everett Scott runs his consecutive-game streak to 1,138
  • Oct 10 Saxony gets Social Democratic & Communist coalition government
  • Oct 10 NY Giants & NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium

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Oct 11 Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 11 German Mark falls to 10 billion per ¬£, 4 billion per $
  • Oct 12 NY Giant's Casey Stengel HR beats Yanks 1-0 in World Series
  • Oct 13 Angora (Ankara) becomes Turkey's capital
  • Oct 15 NY Yankees 1st World Series win beating NY Giants, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 16 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded
  • Oct 16 John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland)
  • Oct 17 Catholic University of Nijmegen Neth opens
  • Oct 19 Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing in their parks
  • Oct 19 Beierse government refuses to prohibit NSDAP newspaper V√∂lkischer Beobachter
  • Oct 21 1st planetarium opens at Deutsche Museum in Munich
  • Oct 23 Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform
  • Oct 23 Giants defeat Balt Orioles 9-0 to benefit former Giants owner John Day
  • Oct 24 Gen Otto von Lossow calls Reichswehr to Berlin to form a dictatorship
  • Oct 25 Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal
  • Oct 26 Dutch second Chamber rejects Fleet laws (50-49 vote)
  • Oct 26 Dutch Government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck resigns
  • Oct 29 Gibbs/Grey/Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild" (introducing Charleston) opens on Broadway, New York City
  • Oct 29 Army move SPD/KPD-government to German part of Saxon
  • Oct 29 Textile strike against lower wages begins in Enschede, Netherlands
  • Oct 29 Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)
  • Oct 31 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees F begin at Marble Bar, Australia