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October 1st, 2007 (October 01 2007)EventMost of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 came into force in the United Kingdom.
October 1st, 2005 (October 01 2005)EventBombing kills 23 people in Bali.
October 1st, 2004 (October 01 2004)EventBaseball: Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler s 84-year-old single-season record.
October 1st, 1998 (October 01 1998)EventVladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.Vladimir Putin Quotes
October 1st, 1994 (October 01 1994)EventPalau gains independence from the United Nations trusteeship administered by the United States of America.
October 1st, 1991 (October 01 1991)EventNew Zealand s Resource Management Act 1991 commences.
October 1st, 1989 (October 01 1989)EventDenmark: World s first legal modern same-sex civil union called "registered partnership"
October 1st, 1987 (October 01 1987)EventThe Whittier Narrows earthquake shook the San Gabriel Valley, registering as a magnitude 5.9.
October 1st, 1985 (October 01 1985)EventThe Israeli air force bombs PLO Headquarters in Tunis.
October 1st, 1982 (October 01 1982)EventHelmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a Constructive Vote of No Confidence.
October 1st, 1982 (October 01 1982)EventEPCOT Center opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.Walt Disney Quotes
October 1st, 1982 (October 01 1982)EventSony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
October 1st, 1979 (October 01 1979)EventThe United States returns sovereignty of the Panama canal to Panama.
October 1st, 1978 (October 01 1978)EventTuvalu gains independence from the United Kingdom.
October 1st, 1978 (October 01 1978)EventThe Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
October 1st, 1975 (October 01 1975)EventThe Seychelles gain internal self-government. The Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands and take the name Tuvalu.
October 1st, 1975 (October 01 1975)EventThrilla in Manila: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.Muhammad Ali Quotes
October 1st, 1971 (October 01 1971)EventWalt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States.Walt Disney Quotes
October 1st, 1969 (October 01 1969)EventThe Concorde supersonic transport plane breaks the sound barrier for the first time.
October 1st, 1968 (October 01 1968)EventThe Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
October 1st, 1966 (October 01 1966)EventWest 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.
October 1st, 1965 (October 01 1965)EventApostasia of 1965, a political move in Greece designed to overthrow the Prime Minister, George Papandreou.
October 1st, 1965 (October 01 1965)EventGeneral Suharto crushes an attempted coup in Indonesia.
October 1st, 1964 (October 01 1964)EventThe Free Speech Movement is launched on the campus of University of California, Berkeley.
October 1st, 1964 (October 01 1964)EventJapanese Shinkansen ("bullet trains") begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.
October 1st, 1961 (October 01 1961)EventEast and West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon.
October 1st, 1961 (October 01 1961)EventBaseball: Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees engage in an epic battle to break Babe Ruth s single season home run record of 60 in 1927. Maris ends up hitting his 61st against the Boston Red Sox, passing RuthBabe Ruth Quotes
October 1st, 1960 (October 01 1960)EventNigeria gains independence from the United Kingdom.
October 1st, 1958 (October 01 1958)EventNASA created to replace NACA.
October 1st, 1957 (October 01 1957)EventFirst appearance of "In God We Trust" on U.S. paper currency.
October 1st, 1949 (October 01 1949)EventThe People s Republic of China is declared by Mao Zedong. Mao Zedong Quotes
October 1st, 1947 (October 01 1947)EventThe F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
October 1st, 1946 (October 01 1946)EventNazi leaders sentenced at Nuremberg Trials.
October 1st, 1946 (October 01 1946)EventMensa International is founded in the United Kingdom.
October 1st, 1943 (October 01 1943)EventWorld War II: Naples falls to Allied soldiers.
October 1st, 1942 (October 01 1942)EventUSS Grouper torpedoes Lisbon Maru not knowing she was carrying British PoWs from Hong Kong
October 1st, 1942 (October 01 1942)EventFirst flight of the Bell XP-59 "Aircomet".
October 1st, 1940 (October 01 1940)EventThe Pennsylvania Turnpike, often considered the first superhighway in the United States, opens to traffic.
October 1st, 1939 (October 01 1939)EventAfter a one-month Siege of Warsaw, hostile forces entered the city.
October 1st, 1938 (October 01 1938)EventGermany annexes the Sudetenland.
October 1st, 1936 (October 01 1936)EventFrancisco Franco is named head of the Nationalist government of Spain.
October 1st, 1931 (October 01 1931)EventThe George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens.George Washington Quotes
October 1st, 1931 (October 01 1931)EventThe second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York.
October 1st, 1928 (October 01 1928)EventThe Soviet Union introduces its First Five-Year Plan.
October 1st, 1926 (October 01 1926)EventAn oil field accident cost aviator Wiley Post his left eye, but he used the settlement money to buy his first aircraft.
October 1st, 1920 (October 01 1920)EventSir Percy Cox landed in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.
October 1st, 1918 (October 01 1918)EventWorld War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence (a/k/a "Lawrence of Arabia") capture Damascus.
October 1st, 1910 (October 01 1910)EventLos Angeles Times bombing: A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles, California, killing 21.
October 1st, 1908 (October 01 1908)EventFord puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825.
October 1st, 1905 (October 01 1905)EventFrantisek Pavlik is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leos Janacek to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.Leos Janacek Quotes
October 1st, 1903 (October 01 1903)EventBaseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
October 1st, 1898 (October 01 1898)EventCzar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities.
October 1st, 1898 (October 01 1898)EventThe Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
October 1st, 1894 (October 01 1894)EventFirst meeting of The Owl Club of Cape Town.
October 1st, 1891 (October 01 1891)EventIn the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.
October 1st, 1890 (October 01 1890)EventThe Yosemite National Park and the Yellowstone National Park are established by the U.S. Congress.
October 1st, 1887 (October 01 1887)EventBalochistan conquered by the British Empire.
October 1st, 1880 (October 01 1880)EventJohn Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Corps Band.
October 1st, 1880 (October 01 1880)EventFirst electric lamp factory opened by Thomas Edison.
October 1st, 1869 (October 01 1869)EventAustria issues the world s first postcards.
October 1st, 1854 (October 01 1854)EventThe 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.
October 1st, 1847 (October 01 1847)EventGerman inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.
October 1st, 1843 (October 01 1843)EventNews of the World began publication in London.
October 1st, 1829 (October 01 1829)EventSouth African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; later to separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
October 1st, 1827 (October 01 1827)EventThe Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.
October 1st, 1814 (October 01 1814)EventOpening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe s political map after the defeat of Napoleon the previous spring.
October 1st, 1811 (October 01 1811)EventThe first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
October 1st, 1800 (October 01 1800)EventSpain cedes Louisiana to France via the Treaty of San Ildefonso.
October 1st, 1795 (October 01 1795)EventBelgium is conquered by France.
October 1st, 1791 (October 01 1791)EventFirst session of the French Legislative Assembly.
October 1st, 1787 (October 01 1787)EventRussians under Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
October 1st, 1189 (October 01 1189)EventGerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre.
October 1st, 0959 (October 01 0959)EventEdgar the Peaceable becomes king of all England.
October 1st, 0911 (October 01 0911)EventDuring a siege in Constantinople, the Theotokos appeared at the church in Blachernae holding her veil over the praying faithful, among them St. Andrew of Constantinople.
October 1st, 0331 (October 01 0331)EventAlexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. Alexander the Great Quotes

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