Today is Sunday, October 1, 2017.
1207 Henry III, king of England (1216-72)
1671 L.G. Grandi --1742
1685 Charles VI, Holy Roman emperor (1711-40)
1781 James Lawrence, naval hero ("Don't give up the ship!")
1881 William Edward Boeing, founded aircraft company.
1904 Vladimir Horowitz, pianist
1920 Walter Matthau
1921 James Whitmore
1924 Jimmy Carter, 39th President (1976-1980)
1927 Tom Bosley
1928 George Peppard
1932 Richard Harris
1935 Julie Andrews, actress & singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins)
1936 Stella Stevens
1945 Rod Carew
1950 Randy Quaid
1963 Mark McGwire
1968 Jay Underwood
World Vegetarian Day
Fiscal year begins for Federal Government
331 BC Alexander of Macedon defeats Persian army at Gaugamela
1869 1st postcards are issued in Vienna.
1896 Yosemite becomes a National Park.
1903 1st World Series starts between the National & American Leagues
1908 Henry Ford introduces the Model T car.
1940 Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens.
1949 People's Republic of China proclaimed (National Day)
1952 first Ultra High Frequency (UHF) TV station, in Portland, Oregon
1958 Vanguard Project transferred from military to NASA
1960 Nigeria gains its independence.
1962 Johnny Carson's Tonight Show and The Lucy Show both premier.
1962 National Radio Astronomy Observatory gets a 300' radio telescope
1964 San Francisco Cable Cars are declared a National Landmark.
1971 Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens.
1977 Singer Mary Ford dies, "Vaya con dios," "How High the Moon"
1979 US returns Canal Zone, not the canal, to Panama after 75 years.
1991 Michael Jackson's white glove is stolen from the Motown Musuem
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