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Today In History For Wednesday, October 1, 2008.


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On this day in history ..

 

* 0331 - BC Alexander of Macedon defeats Persian army at Gaugamela

* 1837 - Treaty with Winnebago Indians

* 1847 - Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet

* 1851 - 1st Hawaiian stamps issued

* 1869 - 1st postcards are issued in Vienna

* 1896 - Yosemite becomes a National Park

* 1898 - Henry Huntington buys the LA Railway

* 1903 - 1st Baseball World Series

* 1908 - Jack Chesbro's final Yankee victory beats Walter Johnson 2-1

* 1908 - Henry Ford introduces the Model T car

* 1912 - Yanks lose game #100 enroute to a 50-102 season

* 1921 - Yanks win their 1st pennant

* 1932 - Babe Ruth's famous homerun called off of Cubs Charlie Root

* 1938 - Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia)

* 1940 - Penn Turnpike pioneer toll thruway opened

* 1942 - 1st jet propelled airplane tested

* 1946 - Bob Feller 348th strikeout of the season

* 1947 - 1st helicopter air mail & express service LA Ca

* 1949 - People's Rep of China proclaimed (National Day)

* 1951 - 1st treaty signed by woman ambassador - Eugenie Anderson

* 1952 - 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station Portland Or

* 1958 - Vanguard Project transferred from military to NASA

* 1960 - Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day)

* 1961 - Roger Maris sets record of 61 homers last off of Tracy Sallard

* 1962 - The Lucy Show premiers

* 1962 - US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' radio telescope

* 1962 - Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show

* 1964 - SF cable cars declared a national landmark

* 1971 - Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida opens

* 1975 - Reunion Island no longer prints stamps France takes over production

* 1977 - Yanks win 2nd consecutive AL East title

* 1978 - Yanks lose 9-2 to Indians setting up a play off game with Red Sox

* 1979 - US returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal)

* 1982 - EPCOT Center opens

 

Famous birthdays for this day ..

 

* 1207 - Henry III, king of England (1216-72)

* 1685 - Charles VI, Holy Roman emperor (1711-40)

* 1781 - James Lawrence, naval hero ("Don't give up the ship!")

* 1791 - Sergey Aksakov, Russian novelist (Chronicles of a Russian Family)

* 1832 - Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, 1st wife of Benjamin Harrison

* 1881 - William Edward Boeing, founded aircraft co

* 1893 - Faith Baldwin, author

* 1904 - Vladimir Horowitz, pianist

* 1907 - Hiram Fong, Sen

* 1909 - Sam Yorty, ex-mayor of LA

* 1911 - Edward P. Boland, (D-Rep-Mass)

* 1920 - Walter Matthau, (Odd Couple Bad News Bears)

* 1921 - James Whitmore, actor (Black Like Me Tora! Tora! Tora!)

* 1924 - William Rehnquist, chief justice Supreme Court (1987- )

* 1924 - Jimmy Earl Carter,(D) 39th Pres (1977-1981)

* 1927 - Tom Bosley, actor (Happy Days)

* 1928 - George Peppard, actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's Blue Max)

* 1928 - Laurence Harvey, actor (Alamo Romeo & Juliet)

* 1930 - Richard Harris,

* 1935 - Julie Andrews, actress & singer (Sound of Music Mary Poppins)

* 1936 - Stella Stevens, actress (Girls! Girls! Manitou) in Yazoo City Miss

* 1936 - Charles G. Fullerton, astronaut (STS-3 51F)

* 1936 - Edward Villella, American ballet dancer

* 1945 - Rod Carew, baseball slugger

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