On This Day in History for October 1 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 240

  • 1933 Wash Senator coach Nick Altrock plays in a game at age 57

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1934 Adolf Hitler expands German army & navy & creates an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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1936 Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1937 Pullman Co formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
  • 1938 Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia) following the Munich Agreement

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1939 Winston Churchill calls Russia a "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1939 After a one-month Siege of Warsaw, hostile forces entered the city.
  • 1940 Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens
  • 1941 D Sjostakovitch plane evacuated in Moscow
  • 1942 Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, 1st US jet, makes maiden flight
  • 1942 Little Golden Books (children's books) begins publishing
  • 1943 Allied forces captured Naples during WW II
  • 1943 Averell Harriman named US ambassador to Moscow
  • 1943 Germans attack Jews in Denmark
  • 1943 1st King's Dragoon Guards (Royal Amoured Corps) liberates suburbs of Naples
  • 1944 Newspaper editor Alejandro C√≥rdova assassinated in Guatemala
  • 1944 St Louis Browns win their only AL pennant
  • 1945 US Office of Strategic Services (OSS), precursor to the CIA, disbands
  • 1946 12 Nazi war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg
  • 1946 Bob Feller 348th strikeout of season
  • 1947 1st helicopter air mail & express service, LA, Ca
  • 1947 US control of Haitian customs & governmental revenue ends
  • 1947 William Wister Haines' "Command Decision" premieres in NYC
  • 1947 The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
  • 1948 California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages
  • 1948 Radio Denmark begins transmitting

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1949 People's Republic of China proclaimed by Mao Zedong (National Day)

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • 1949 Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on island of Formosa
  • 1950 Browns lose to Giants, setting club record for fewest points scored by both teams (tied in 1979), NY 6, Cleveland 0
  • 1950 South Korean troops cross the 38th parallel into North Korea
  • 1951 1st treaty signed by woman ambassador-Eugenie Anderson (US ambassador to Denmark)
  • 1951 24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black US military unit, deactivated
  • 1952 Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
  • 1952 Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)
  • 1953 Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
  • 1954 British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation
  • 1955 "Honeymooners" premieres
  • 1955 Piet Lieftinck becomes director v/h IMF (World bank)
  • 1956 Johnny Heckmann rides 7 winners at Chicago Hawthorne Horse track
  • 1956 Zestienhoven airport at Rotterdam official opens
  • 1957 B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack
  • 1957 First appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency.
  • 1958 Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia
  • 1958 US space agency NASA begins operations incorporating earlier National Advisory Council on Aeronautics and other bodies
  • 1960 Nigeria becomes the 99th member of the United Nations
  • 1960 Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • 1961 A volcanco believed to be extinct erupts in Tristan da Cunha
  • 1961 East & West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon
  • 1961 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1962 James Meredith becomes the 1st black student at the University of Mississippi
  • 1962 The Lucy Show premieres

  • 1962 UN gives Netherlands control of New Guinea
  • 1962 US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope
  • 1963 1st time since 1910 no AL player, played in every game
  • 1963 Nigeria enacts a new constitution and becomes a republic
  • 1964 1st official broadcast of Trans World Radio on Bonaire
  • 1964 2nd Dutch televisienet begins broadcastings
  • 1964 Free Speech Movement launched at University of California, Berkley
  • 1964 San Francisco cable cars declared a national landmark
  • 1965 Failed coup under lt col Untung in Indonesia
  • 1965 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • 1966 Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times"
  • 1966 West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
  • 1968 The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
  • 1969 Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier
  • 1969 Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps
  • 1969 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1970 Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1
  • 1971 Joseph Luns becomes secretary-general of NATO
  • 1971 Walt Disney World opens in Bay Lake, Florida
  • 1972 1st games of World Hockey Association
  • 1972 2nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41
  • 1973 USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens
  • 1974 Watergate cover-up trial opens in Washington, D.C.
  • 1975 Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
  • 1975 Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"
  • 1975 Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production
  • 1976 1st Dutch casino opens
  • 1977 US Department of Energy established
  • 1977 Yanks win 2nd consecutive AL East title
  • 1978 Comoros adopts constitution
  • 1978 Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) declares independence from UK
  • 1978 The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
  • 1979 Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes president
  • 1979 Pope John Paul II begins his first papal visit to USA in Boston
  • 1979 RKO radio network begins operation
  • 1979 US returns Canal Zone (but not the canal) to Panama after 75 years
  • 1979 Shehu Shagari becomes first and only President of Nigeria's Second Republic
  • 1980 Cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days
  • 1981 J Chodorov/N Panama's "Talent for Murder" premieres in London
  • 1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya
  • 1982 EPCOT Center opens in Orlando, Florida
  • 1982 USSR performs underground nuclear test

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1982 West Germany's Christian Democrat Union ousts Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor, replacing him with Helmut Kohl

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • 1982 The Sony CDP-101, world's first commercially released Compact Disc player released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730)
  • 1983 Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia, crowned Miss Teen of America
  • 1984 Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus
  • 1985 Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed
  • 1986 President Carter's presidential library/museum dedicated in Atlanta
  • 1986 New Zealand's Labour Government introduces a Goods and Services Tax (GST), adding 10% to the cost of most goods and services

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