On This Day..... October 1

OCTOBER 1ST

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL HOMEMADE COOKIES DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • BONNIE PARKER (1910-1934)
  • WALTER MATTHAU (1920-2000)
  • JIMMY CARTER (1924, 94)
  • WILLIAM REHNQUIST (1924-2005)
  • TOM BOSLEY (1927-2010)
  • JULIE ANDREWS (1935, 83)
  • RANDY QUAID (1950, 68)
  • THERESA MAY (1956, 62)
  • GINA HASPEL (1956, 62)
  • MARK MCGWIRE (1963, 55)
  • ZACK GALIFIANAKIS (1969, 49)
  • BRIE LARSON (1989, 29)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1661, THE FIRST YACHT RACE TAKES PLACE IN ENGLAND. KING CHARLES II DEFEATS HIS BROTHER JAMES, THE DUKE OF YORK FROM GREENWICH TO GRAVESEND
  • IN 1768, BRITISH TROOPS LAND IN BOSTON
  • IN 1800, SPAIN GIVES THE LOUISIANA TERRITORY TO FRANCE IN A SECRET TREATY
  • IN 1814, THE CONGRESS OF VIENNA BEGINS TO REDRAW THE BORDERS OF EUROPE AFTER NAPOLEON’S DEFEAT
  • IN 1864, A CYCLONE KILLS 70,000 PEOPLE IN CALCUTTA, INDIA
  • IN 1868, LOUISA MAY ALCOTT PUBLISHES “LITTLE WOMEN”
  • IN 1880, JOHN PHILIP SOUSA BECOMES THE DIRECTOR OF THE U.S. MARINE CORPS BAND
  • IN 1888, “NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC” PUBLISHES ITS FIRST ISSUE
  • IN 1890, CONGRESS ESTABLISHES THE WEATHER BUREAU
  • IN 1890, CONGRESS MAKES YOSEMITE AN OFFICIAL NATIONAL PARK IN CALIFORNIA
  • IN 1891, STANFORD UNIVERSITY OPENS
  • IN 1893, 1,800 PEOPLE DIE IN A HURRICANE IN MISSISSIPPI
  • IN 1903, THE FIRST EVER WORLD SERIES GAME IS PLAYED ON HUNTINGTON AVENUE IN BOSTON BETWEEEN THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES AND THE BOSTON AMERICANS. THE PIRATES WIN 7-3. CY YOUNG IS THE LOSING PITCHER
  • IN 1907, A FINANCIAL CRISIS AND STOCK MARKET TUMBLE MAKES PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT HAVE TO CALL IN A FAVOR TO J.P. MORGAN TO HELP STABILIZE THE ECONOMY
  • IN 1908, HENRY FORD RELEASES THE MODEL T, PRICED AT $825
  • IN 1910, THE BERKSHIRE CATTLE FAIR IN PITTSFIELD, MA IS THE FIRST EVER STATE FAIR
  • IN 1918, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA CAPTURES DAMASCUS FOR BRITAIN IN WORLD WAR I
  • IN 1919, THE WORLD SERIES FEATURE THE “BLACK SOX” BEGINS
  • IN 1931, THE CURRENT WALDORF ASTORIA HOTEL OPENS IN NEW YORK. THE ORIGINAL, BUILT A FEW YEARS EARLIER WOULD BE TORN DOWN
  • IN 1932, IN GAME 3 OF THE WORLD SERIES, BABE RUTH POINTS TO CENTER FIELD BEFORE HITTING A HOME RUN AGAINST THE CHICAGO CUBS
  • IN 1933, BABE RUTH PITCHES HIS FINAL GAME, A 6-5 VICTORY OVER THE RED SOX
  • IN 1934, ADOLF HITLER VIOLATES THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES AND BUILDS UP THE GERMAN ARMY AND NAVY
  • IN 1936, FRANCISCO FRANCO ESTABLISHES THE STATE OF SPAIN
  • IN 1940, THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE OPENS AND IS THE FIRST TO INSTALL TOLLS
  • IN 1942, CHILDREN’S PUBLISHER LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS OPENS
  • IN 1943, ALLIED FORCES CAPTURE NAPLES
  • IN 1945, BOXING CHAMPION JOE LOUIS IS DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY AFTER BEING AWARDED THE LEGION OF MERIT
  • IN 1945, THE OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES CLOSES, GIVING WAY TO THE C.I.A.
  • IN 1948, THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT OVERRULES A STATUTE BANNING INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE
  • IN 1949, MAO ZEDONG PRONOUNCES THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND TAIWAN PRONOUNCES ITSELF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA
  • IN 1953, HUGH HEFNER FOUNDS PLAYBOY
  • IN 1955, “THE HONEYMOONERS” DEBUTS ON TV
  • IN 1957, THE FIRST MONEY FEATURING “IN GOD WE TRUST” GOES INTO CIRCULATION
  • IN 1958, NASA BEGINS OPERATING AS A GOVERNMENT BODY
  • IN 1961, ROGER MARIS HITS HIS 61ST HOME RUN AND PASSES BABE RUTH’S RECORD
  • IN 1961, “MR. ED” DEBUTS IN TV
  • IN 1962, BARBRA STREISAND SIGNS HER FIRST RECORDING CONTRACT
  • IN 1962, JAMES MEREDITH IS THE FIRST BLACK STUDENT TO ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
  • IN 1962, JOHNNY CARSON HOSTS HIS FIRST NIGHT ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOAN CRAWFORD AS HIS FIRST GUEST
  • IN 1962, “THE LUCY SHOW” DEBUTS ON TV
  • IN 1968, GEORGE ROMERO RELEASES “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD”
  • IN 1971, WALT DISNEY WORLD OPENS IN FLORIDA
  • IN 1974, THE WATERGATE TRIAL BEGINS IN WASHINGTON D.C.
  • IN 1974, TOBE HOOPER RELEASES “THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE”
  • IN 1975, MUHAMMAD ALI DEFEATS JOE FRAZIER IN “THE THRILLA IN MANILA”
  • IN 1977, PELE PLAYS IN HIS FINAL SOCCER GAME IN FRONT OF 75,000 AT GIANTS STADIUM IN NEW JERSEY
  • IN 1977, CONGRESS ESTABLISHES THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
  • IN 1979, POPE JOHN PAUL II BEGINS HIS FIRST U.S. VISIT IN BOSTON
  • IN 1982, WALT DISNEY OPENS EPCOT CENTER IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA
  • IN 1982, MARVIN GAYE’S FINAL ALBUM “MIDNIGHT LOVE” IS RELEASED FEATURING THE SONG “SEXUAL HEALING”
  • IN 1988, MIKHAIL GORBACHEV BECOMES CHAIRMAN OF THE SOVIET PARTY, EFFECTIVELY THE LEADER OF THE SOVIET UNION
  • IN 1988, FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER WINS HER THIRD GOLD MEDAL IS SEOUL, KOREA
  • IN 1988, STEFFI GRAF WINS THE GOLD MEDAL IN TENNIS AND BECOMES THE ONLY PERSON TO WIN A GRAND SLAM AND AN OLYMPIC MEDAL IN ONE YEAR
  • IN 1990, PRESIDENT BUSH SPEAKS AT THE UNITED NATIONS AND CONDEMNS IRAQ FOR INVADING KUWAIT
  • IN 1992, THE CARTOON NETWORK DEBUTS
  • IN 1992, ROSS PEROT RE-ENTERS THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE
  • IN 1994, OWNERS IN THE NHL LOCK OUT PLAYERS FOR 103 DAYS. THE SEASON IS SHORTENED TO ONLY 48 GAMES
  • IN 1994, NELSON MANDELA VISITS THE U.S. FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA
  • IN 1998, VLADMIR PUTIN BECOMES A MEMBER OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
  • IN 2011, GENE SIMMONS MARRIES SHANNON TWEED IN BEVERLY HILLS
  • IN 2013, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT UNDERGOES A PARTIAL SHUTDOWN OVER POLITICAL DISAGREEMENTS OVER SPENDING LIMITS
  • IN 2017, STEPHEN PADDOCK SHOOTS INTO A CROWD AT A CONCERT IN LAS VEGAS FROM HIS HOTEL ROOM KILLING 58 AND WOUNDING 489 PEOPLE

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