Events in History on October 1

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331 BC Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela

Macedonian King and Conqueror of Persia Alexander the Great
Macedonian King and Conqueror of Persia
Alexander the Great
  • 366 St Damasus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 704 Aengibald gives away bishop Willibrord estate in Waalre
  • 911 During a siege in Constantinople, the Theotokos (Mary, the mother of Jesus) appeared at the church in Blachernae holding her veil over the praying faithful, among them St. Andrew of Constantinople.
  • 959 Edgar I, the Peaceful, becomes king of all England
  • 965 John XIII Crescentii elected to succeed Pope Leo VIII
  • 1189 Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre
  • 1273 Count Rudolf van Habsburg becomes King of the Germans
  • 1529 -3] Meeting between Maarten Luther & Huldrych Zwingli

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1569 Duke of Norfolk arrested by Queen Elizabeth I for conspiring to marry Mary Queen of Scots

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1574 -2] Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers
  • 1606 Spanish troops under Spinola occupies fort Rhine birch
  • 1632 Battle at Castelnaudary: Duke Henri de Montmorency's rebel army loses
  • 1653 Russian parliament accepts annexation of Ukraine
  • 1657 Treaty of Raalte: Willem II no longer viceroy of Overijssel
  • 1670 -4] Battle at Simbirsk a/d Wolga: Russian army beats Boers

  • 1688 Prince Willem III of Orange accepts invitation of take up the British crown
  • 1705 Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rákóczi becomes king
  • 1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France
  • 1768 British troops under General Gauge land in Boston
  • 1787 Russians under Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
  • 1791 1st session of new French legislative assembly
  • 1795 France annexes Southern Netherlands
  • 1795 Belgium is conquered by France.
  • 1800 Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
  • 1801 Britain & France sign Preliminary of London

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1814 Opening of the Congress of Vienna, which redrew Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1827 The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.
  • 1829 South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; later to separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
  • 1830 General Trade Journal newspaper begins publishing in Amsterdam
  • 1837 "Racer's" Hurricane (Gulf of Mexico)
  • 1837 Treaty with Winnebago Indians
  • 1838 Civil Code enforced (- Jan 1, 1992)
  • 1843 News of the World begins publication in London

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1844 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt departs Jimbour, the farthest outpost of settlement on the Queensland Darling Downs, to begin his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory from Moreton Bay to Port Essington

Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • 1847 Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet

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1847 German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske

Industrialist and Inventor Werner von Siemens
Industrialist and Inventor
Werner von Siemens
  • 1851 1st Hawaiian stamps issued

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1852 Alfred Russel Wallace returns to the U.K. after four years of travel, collecting, and research in South America

Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • 1854 The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.
  • 1863 5 Russian warships welcomed in NYC

  • 1863 Dutch Breda-Tilburg railway opens
  • 1864 Cyclone strikes Calcutta: 70,000 killed
  • 1864 John Summerfield Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for US President Abraham Lincoln
  • 1866 Dutch Eindhoven-Venlo railway opens

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1867 Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • 1868 1st edition of Maasbode published

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1868 "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott is published in America by Roberts Brothers of Boston

  • 1869 1st postcards are issued (Vienna, Austria)
  • 1871 General Dutch Werkliedenverbond (ANWV), forms in Utrecht
  • 1874 Rotterdam opens drinking water pipes
  • 1885 Special delivery mail service begins in US
  • 1886 US mint at Carson City, Nevada, closes
  • 1887 Balochistan conquered by the British Empire.
  • 1888 National Geographic magazine publishes for the 1st time
  • 1889 Washington voters adopt state constitution in referendum
  • 1890 Congress creates Weather Bureau
  • 1890 Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (California)
  • 1890 Germany's anti-socialist laws lapse

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1891 Stanford University, California opens its doors after being founded by Leland Stanford and his wife Jane with a $40m donation (1891 dollars). It's 1st student, future US President Herbert Hoover.

Business Tycoon and Politican Leland Stanford
Business Tycoon and Politican
Leland Stanford
31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1892 University of Chicago opens
  • 1893 3rd worst hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi)
  • 1894 Civic organization, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben founded in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1894 First meeting of The Owl Club of Cape Town.
  • 1895 Romanians in Costantinople massacred
  • 1896 Sherlock Holmes adventure "Veiled Lodger" takes place (BG)
  • 1898 Dutch railway Alkmaar-Receiver opens
  • 1898 Henry Huntington buys LA Railway
  • 1898 Jews are expelled from Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1898 Tsar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities.
  • 1898 The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
  • 1904 JB van Heutsz becomes governor general of Dutch East Indies
  • 1904 Netherlands & Portugal lay down bounderies splitting Timor
  • 1907 Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens

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1907 A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar; US President Theodore Roosevelt will be forced to call on financier J. P. Morgan to help manage the financial crisis

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1908 1st Dutch electric railway in use (Rotterdam-The Hague)

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1908 Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)
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  • 1910 Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)
  • 1910 Explosion at LA Times kills 21
  • 1911 United Dutch Diamond workers get 8-hr day
  • 1914 The Prince of Asir, the southern region of Arabia, rises in revolt against the Turks; his actions will inspire other Arab leaders to revolt
  • 1914 The first division of Canadian troops, 33,000 sail for Britain; most Canadians are volunteers, anxious to prove their loyalty to the Commonwealth

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1918 World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") capture Damascus

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1920 Dutch law provides for an 8 hour working day
  • 1920 Sir Percy Cox landed in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.
  • 1921 WJZ, Newark NJ begins broadcasting
  • 1924 Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)
  • 1926 An oil field accident cost aviator Wiley Post his left eye, but he used the settlement money to buy his first aircraft.
  • 1928 USSR launches its first 5-year plan
  • 1931 Spanish Cortes accept general female suffrage
  • 1931 The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York.
  • 1932 Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists

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1934 Adolf Hitler expands German army and navy, 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 Córdova assassinated in Guatemala
  • 1945 US Office of Strategic Services (OSS), precursor to the CIA, disbands
  • 1946 12 Nazi war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg
  • 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 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 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 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
  • 1971 Joseph Luns becomes secretary-general of NATO
  • 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
  • 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

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1981 US's largest private investment bank Salomon Brothers sold to commodities trader Phibro Corporation for $483 million

Investment Banker John Gutfreund
Investment Banker
John Gutfreund
  • 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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1986 Canadian children's author Robert Munsch publishes "Love You Forever"

Children's Author Robert Munsch
Children's Author
Robert Munsch
  • 1987 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA
  • 1987 Fiji's constitution is suspended
  • 1987 The Whittier Narrows earthquake shook the San Gabriel Valley, registering as a magnitude 5.9.
  • 1988 Lowest batting avg for NL champion (Tony Gwynn .313)

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1988 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, effectively head of state of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1989 Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
  • 1989 US Post Office issues a stamp labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus

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1989 Danielle Steel’s novel “Daddy” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel
  • 1990 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda
  • 1990 Meteorite explodes above Pacific Ocean

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1990 US President George H. W. Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1990 Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy

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1990 Saddam Hussein says he may be willing to negotiate the occupation of Kuwait and would consider foreign participation in negotiations

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • 1991 Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)
  • 1991 New Zealand's Resource Management Act 1991 commences.
  • 1991 Soviet Union suspends petroleum product exports as its fuel shortages grow
  • 1992 Greater Pittsburgh International Airport opens