On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • China celebrates 70th anniversary of Communism with military parade in Beijing with 15,000 soldiers
  • Former Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger found guilty of murdering her black neighbor in his apartment in landmark case on use of police force and racial bias
  • Indian government bans the export of onions, an important food staple to control prices, causing shortages in Bangladesh and Nepal
  • Law allowing teachers to carry guns in schools comes into effect in US state of Florida
  • Political crisis in Peru as President Martín Vizcarra dissolves Congress over its refusal to support his anti-corruption reforms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders taken to hospital after suffering a heart attack

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders

Famous Deaths

  • Karel Gott, Czech singer 'Sinatra of the East', dies at 80
  • Peter Sissons, British newsreader (BBC, ITV, Question Time), dies at 77