1 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King Henry III, 1207
  • Czar Paul I, 1754
  • William Edward Boeing, 1881
  • Stanley Holloway, 1890
  • Vladimir Horowitz, 1903
  • Everett Sloane, 1909
  • Fletcher Knebel, 1911
  • Daniel J. Boorstin, 1914
  • Walter Matthau, 1920
  • James Whitmore, 1921
  • William Rehnquist, 1924
  • Jimmy Carter, 1924
  • Tom Bosley, 1927
  • George Peppard, 1928
  • Laurence Harvey, 1928
  • Richard Harris, 1930
  • Julie Andrews, 1935
  • Edward Villella, 1936
  • Stella Stevens, 1936
  • Rod Carew, 1945
  • Stephen Collins, 1947
  • Randy Quaid, 1950
  • Mark McGwire, 1963

Died On This Day:

  • Pierre Corneille, 1684
  • Dr. Louis Leakey, 1972
  • Edgar Bergen, 1978
  • E.B. White, 1985
  • Curtis LeMay, 1990
  • Walter Annenberg, 2002
  • Richard Avedon, 2004
  • Tom Clancy, 2013

Today's Events:

  • 2016 BC - Era of Abraham, start of the Jewish calendar, begins according to Roman historian Eusebius.
  • 331 BC - Alexander the Great wins major victory over Darius III of Persia in Battle of Gaugamela (now Iraq).
  • 1795 - Belgium incorporated into French Republic.
  • 1800 - Spain sells Louisiana to France; secret treaty of St. Ildefonso reverses 1762 Treaty of Fontainebleau. 1810-America's first agricultural fair opens in Pittsfield, Mass.
  • 1843 - The News of the World, England's popular Sunday gossip rag, first published.
  • 1846 - Blizzard strikes Sierra Nevada stranding 87 members of Donner party migrating West.
  • 1846 - Times of London publishes discovery in Berlin on September 23rd of planet Neptune.
  • 1868 - St. Pancras train station opens in London near Kings Cross.
  • 1889 - World's first sex education course at Abbotsholene School in England.
  • 1903 - Beginning of first World Series of baseball. Boston beats Philly 5 games to 3 for championship.
  • 1908 - First Model T Ford hits U.S. market; first car with left-side steering seats 2; to sell for $850.
  • 1918 - T.E. Lawrence and Arabs enter Damascus.
  • 1927 - Fritz von Opel gets 'shot into the air' and flies a mile near Frankfurt in rocket-propelled airplane.
  • 1928 - Dow Jones Industrial List of stocks expanded to 30.
  • 1936 - Generalissimo Francisco Franco becomes dictator of Spain.
  • 1937 - Marihuana (note spelling of 1937) Tax Stamp Act Enacted; Federal Tax must be paid on sale of drug.
  • 1938 - German Troops enter Czechoslovakia.
  • 1942 - First propeller-less jet-propelled airplane, Bell's Airacomet, first flown at test base in Muroc, CA.
  • 1949 - Mao Tse Tung and Red army enter Peking in triumph; People's Republic of China born.
  • 1957 - John Osborne's 'Look Back in Anger' starts 407 performance run on Broadway.
  • 1961 - Roger Maris of the NY Yankees beats Babe Ruth's 60 home run record by hitting his 61st.
  • 1964 - FCC (Federal Communications Commission) rules that all presidential candidates must get equal time.
  • 1970 - Funeral of Egyptian President Gamel Abedel Nasser attended by five million in Cairo.
  • 1971 - Disney World opens to disappointing business in Orlando, FL.
  • 1985 - Israeli planes fly 1,500 miles to bomb PLO headquarters in Tunis.
  • 1988 - Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet.
  • 1994 - Baseball players strike becomes longest work stoppage in pro sports history; no world series.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Gregory the Enlightener
  • Nicetius of Trier
  • Romanus the Melodist
  • Remi
  • Bavo

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Nigeria (1960)
  • National Holiday in China commemorating formation of Central People's Government in 1949

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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